I just watched the "What is Scrum?" video with Megan Cook. She did a fantastic job in explaining the difference between Agile and Scrum, as the lines have sometimes been blurred in conversations where the terms are used interchangeably - however scrum is about continuously shipping value to customers, a framework for getting work done. Whereas Agile is a set of values and principles that comes with a significant culture change, its the way we think versus the way that we work.
A framework like scrum can help you start thinking in a more agile way while building agile principles into your communication and your work.
With scrum, a product is built in a series of iterations (called sprints) that break down big complex projects into bite size pieces, which makes the project manageable and produces high quality work. It also allows for the flexibility to adapt and change. Scrum reduces risk and cost, enabling regular feedback from users, while increasing speed and seeing value quicker. It's a tangible process, that helps teams stay focused and energized resulting in increased employee engagement and satisfaction.
In addition to the video, this image has helped me previously in distinguishing between agile versus waterfall, visualizing the difference between waterfall (top) and agile (bottom). Each sprint in the scrum process for agile results in a viable product, unlike waterfall where you don't see a finished product until the end.
What are your thoughts on the Agile Coach video, did you have an aha moment on any of the points shared? What other tips do you have for understanding scrum?
Introduction In this article we describe the complexity of managing release cycles of complex IT solutions that comprise of a number of Apps, Service and/or Microservices. In particular, we will tou...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events