How to Use Agile/Scrum in Software Development

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A Framework, Not a Prescription

Mar 6, 2021, 11:11 AM

In the spirit of agile, we’re always learning and improving. We read “Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time” in 2015 and have been adapting every sprint since. 

Agile is a philosophy and scrum is a framework. Neither one has detailed, defined rules. They offer guidelines, values, and best practices from those who have found success, but there aren’t hard-and-fast rules or policies. 

If you talk to 10 different software development teams using agile/scrum, you’re going to see 10 completely different ways of working—but they can all be considered agile/scrum.

There are a lot of scrummy terms, so if you need a refresher, check out Demystifying Nerd-Speak in 10 Easy Terms.