Basic Principles Of Both Scum And Agile Methodologies
In my previous article, I have tried to look at some of the differences between Scrum and Agile methodologies. In this article, I want to focus attention on some of the principles of Scrum and Agile methodologies. Follow me as we look at some of these vital principles in this article.
One of the main features of Agile principles is that changes can happen at any time in the project. Change can be made to the project based on the feedback that the project team had received from the customers. Therefore, it is not all about processes and procedures. It is all about what the customer wants.
The agile methodology also allows collaboration between the end-user and team members who continue to collaborate together in order to achieve the desired result. In this type of methodology, the recipients do not have to wait until the end of the project before they will know what the project has to offer.
#3 Technical Excellence
Also, in agile methodology, much attention is given to technical excellence. That is why this type of methodology placed much of the product making decisions on the team members and not the project manager. They just need the project manager for project coordination and not to decide on product specifications.
#4 Feedback matters
In agile methodology, the team members always take time to review what they have done so far. They will always assess the feedback they have reviewed from customers and decide on how they can be better. This will always allow the team members to come up with better results.
One of the main attributes of the scrum method of managing projects is that we have a self-organized team. There is always a sense of shared ownership among team members which allows them to work together to achieve the desired result. They are able to have a cohesive and collaborative team that can promote the growth of the project.
There is also a sense of collaboration among team members. This comes in the form of awareness, articulation, and appropriation among team members. They also see project management as a value co-creation environment that allows team members to contribute to the overall success of the project.
Time is seen as one of the major constraints in project management. Most of what is been done including meetings are time-constrained. Also, each of the sprints or deliverables for the project are also time-limited. Some of the meetings include daily standup meetings, sprint planning, and project review meetings.
#4 Iterative development
This principle talks about how to manage changes better and build products that satisfy customers’ needs. It also defines organizations needs regarding iterative development. The principle of iterative development talks about steps or processes that are repeated until the deliverables are acceptable to end-users.
- Agile is a continuous iteration of development and testing in the software development process whereas Scrum is an Agile process to focus on delivering the business value in the shortest time.
- The agile methodology delivers the software on a regular basis for feedback while Scrum delivers the software after each sprint.
- In the Agile process, leadership plays a vital role; on the other hand, Scrum fosters a self-organizing, cross-functional team.
- Agile involves collaborations and face-to-face interactions between the members of various cross-functional teams whereas Scrum collaboration is achieved in daily stand up meetings.
- In Agile process design and execution should be kept simple whereas in Scrum process design and execution can be innovative and experimental.
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