Agile is an approach which is extremely prevelent in the IT industry, to the point where unfortunately the word “agile” tends to be thrown around everywhere, often out of context. Agile is strictly speaking a mind-set, with four foundational values and twelve supporting principles from the Agile Manifesto. There are many specific methods which fall under the banner of Agile, but Scrum is probably the best known and the idea of a daily Scrum to manage work is common to almost all agile developments. My initial experience of Scrum started a number of years back, where I found myself as both Project Manager and sometimes Scrum Master for a major Agile Project. I had a bit of a theoretical agile background, but no practical experience, so I soon found myself in at the deep end.
It was a really useful experience, and I learned a lot about Agile and Scrum along the way; I thought I should share some of those Scrum experiences and Lessons Learned:
What experiences do you have of Scrums, and how effective were they? Let us know!
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