Scrum creates close knit teams with accountability and contingency planning mitigating project risk. With Scrum Project Management every team member knows what they are responsible for, what and when they have to deliver. Development progress is tracked dynamically and continuously to make sure goals are met.
One of the greatest benefits of Scrum Project Management is the inherent openness it creates. Problems cannot be hidden because team members must share their difficulties at the daily Scrum. This means problems are identified and solved early before they hamper development; allowing for consistent, continuous and swift project delivery.
Another great benefit of Scrum Project Management is client collaboration. Frequent meetings with the client or “stakeholder” ensure the client gets exactly what they want; and if things aren’t going according to plan, the project can rapidly adapt. The insistence on a single dynamic product backlog, inherent in Agile methodologies means adjustments can be made easily at sprint boundaries; clients are welcome to add new features even late in the game.
Scrum Project Management also demands a working, demonstrable product at the end of every iteration, so the client can experience the product first hand along the way. The end result is satisfied clients. And why shouldn’t they be? They get what they want instead of what developers think they want.
Scrum Project Management belongs to the Agile family of project management. What separates Scrum Project Management from the other Agile methods is its ruthless focus on achieving results; each and every iteration must produce a shippable increment of the highest priority functionality, fully tested and ready to be deployed.
Scrum Project Management is just one methodology under the Agile umbrella. Most Agile methodologies work under the same principles of frequent inspection and adaptation; self-organization and accountability. While the organization of meetings and sprints may be slightly different, the fundamental principles of Scrum Project Management are inherent in all Agile methodologies.
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