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Scrum (software development)

Scrum (software development)
Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development. It defines "a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal", challenges assumptions of the "traditional, sequential approach" to product development, and enables teams to self-organize by encouraging physical co-location or close online collaboration of all team members, as well as daily face-to-face communication among all team members and disciplines in the project. A key principle of Scrum is its recognition that during a project the customers can change their minds about what they want and need (often called "requirements churn"), and that unpredicted challenges cannot be easily addressed in a traditional predictive or planned manner. Later, Schwaber with others founded the Scrum Alliance and created the Certified Scrum Master programs and its derivatives. Each sprint is started by a planning meeting.

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What Is Scrum? According to the State of Agile Survey, approximately 60 percent of projects are Agile.1 After all, Agile frameworks help companies accelerate time to market, increase productivity, and respond to changes in priorities. Of all the Agile frameworks, Scrum is the most widely adopted. Professionals from around the world and in a variety of industries are using Scrum to position their teams for greater success. Join the global movement that is transforming the world of work, and bring Scrum to your workplace. To bring Scrum out of the classroom and into practice, you'll need a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). CSCs are experts in both the theory and practice of Scrum.

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