Archive for September, 2009

Scrum Project Management

Here is an amazingly good video that describes the Scrum development methodology in less than ten minutes. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get a quick and effective introduction to a new and now proven project management and software development methodology. We have started to use scrum in some of our R&D projects. We decided to use Agile/scrum to develop two new product modules that require a highly iterative creative approach. We continue to use traditional PMBOK type project management for feature enhancements and core product development. After some debate we concluded it is better to initially apply Scrum to “blue sky” type R&D projects. What we learn from these new projects can then be applied to our feature enhancement and core product development efforts. I will be able to share our experiences regarding these new methodologies in about six months when we are closer to the end of these pilot projects.

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