“It has been 10 years since the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was written. It is time to celebrate, reflect and look forward.”
-- Alistair Cockburn (one of the initiators of the agile movement in software development) on the 10-Years of the Agile Manifesto website
Currently seen as the most active and prevalent agile methodology, Scrum maintains a healthy presence in the project management world by virtue of its simple structure. Because it so dynamically linked to quickly distributable, incremental development, it works well with a software business product/service since its constraints in production are less dependent upon manufactured items for support.
Software certainly requires servers, processing systems, code, etc., but software--in many of its various forms--uses much of this “material” as a baseline from which to work from and operates in a virtual, intangible world rather than one where products are more dependent upon physical properties in order to be exchanged and applied.
These fundamental aspects of its functionality make it easy to match software development projects with Scrum. The wonderful nature of Scrum and the agile methodology, however, is that it is highly adaptable to many technologies and other types of efforts and doesn’t have to stay locked into one project type.
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