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Can Scrum be applied to non-technology projects?
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For example services, business processes, construction, non-profit, education, anything non-tech and non-software related.

If you have experience with or knowledge of Scrum implementations in these domains, please share your experience with the community to further our collective knowledge.
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I'm also keen on insights anyone in the community can provide about how they went about adapting the Scrum framework to fit the context of such non-technology projects - what worked well, what didn't, which ceremonies and artifacts did they use and so on...

Kiron
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I second my colleague Kiron. I was thinking about the same topic and very interested to see the feedback of our fellow colleagues in this community based on real-life experience.
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Probably this is one of the most frequently asked questions in relation to the implementation of Scrum and still baffles everyone. The old school of Scrum was very apprehensive about Scrum being used beyond software development.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Apr 19, 2018 6:57 PM
Sante Vergini
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Frequently asked, yet infrequently answered as we can plainly see ;-)
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Apr 19, 2018 1:29 PM
Replying to Naveen Kumar Singh
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Probably this is one of the most frequently asked questions in relation to the implementation of Scrum and still baffles everyone. The old school of Scrum was very apprehensive about Scrum being used beyond software development.
Frequently asked, yet infrequently answered as we can plainly see ;-)
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1 reply by Riyadh Salih
Apr 21, 2018 12:44 PM
Riyadh Salih
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Sante, I liked your response to this one
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Scrum seems to be quite linked to software development. It defines strict artifacts and it also says that if you don’t follow exactly the methodology than you don’t apply Scrum. Terminology is very software development oriented. So by definition it is quite difficult to apply Scrum on non software projects. You may adopt some principles and some logic but it will not be Scrum as it is defined.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Apr 19, 2018 7:37 PM
Rami Kaibni
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You have a point Lenka but you can certainly apply the full scrum framework to parts f a project like for example Estimate, Design Development and so on.
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I am very interested to know about that.
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Apr 19, 2018 7:28 PM
Replying to Lenka Pincot
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Scrum seems to be quite linked to software development. It defines strict artifacts and it also says that if you don’t follow exactly the methodology than you don’t apply Scrum. Terminology is very software development oriented. So by definition it is quite difficult to apply Scrum on non software projects. You may adopt some principles and some logic but it will not be Scrum as it is defined.
You have a point Lenka but you can certainly apply the full scrum framework to parts f a project like for example Estimate, Design Development and so on.
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1 reply by Lenka Pincot
Apr 19, 2018 7:40 PM
Lenka Pincot
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Sure, I totally agree. But I was thinking that the question is about non-software related tasks.
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Apr 19, 2018 7:37 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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You have a point Lenka but you can certainly apply the full scrum framework to parts f a project like for example Estimate, Design Development and so on.
Sure, I totally agree. But I was thinking that the question is about non-software related tasks.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Apr 19, 2018 7:54 PM
Rami Kaibni
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I am talking about non-software projects too :-)
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Apr 19, 2018 7:40 PM
Replying to Lenka Pincot
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Sure, I totally agree. But I was thinking that the question is about non-software related tasks.
I am talking about non-software projects too :-)
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1 reply by Lenka Pincot
Apr 19, 2018 8:02 PM
Lenka Pincot
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Ok, give me very specific example how you apply Scrum on Estimate part of the project
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I should have said non-software development related, because obviously software is used in virtually all projects.

"Development" in Scrum refers to any complex work, not just software development. The Scrum Guide state:

"Scrum has been used to develop software, hardware, embedded software, networks of interacting function, autonomous vehicles, schools, government, marketing, managing the operation of organizations and almost everything we use in our daily lives, as individuals and societies."

It is examples and case studies within these that I am most interested in.
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