Best defined as the framework for what role agile software development plays in technological software development, scrum development is basically the interface that aids in project management. While scrum development provides a basic layout that allows project management scrum development gives the option for changes to easily be made despite where current advances lie in the developmental stage. Furthermore, scrum development can also be described as a strategic move where development teams work in groups of four. While the style of development can be considered as being flexible it is nothing more than a management system that is used during the software developmental phase.
Coined as a technological term in 1986 that referred to a particular formation in the game of rugby the term scrum was first used by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro who teamed up to form what would shortly thereafter represent the new standardized approach taken toward not only how fast software was to be developed but how flexible software development could be in regards to any required and/or needed changes to the software itself. However, it wasn’t until the early 1990’s when this newly discovered approach would be put into practice when its first beta tester would dive in and experience the software firsthand meanwhile discovering that the approach was more like object-oriented programming.
Just as with any fully functional developed software, there are tests that are required to run in an effort to determine the software’s full capabilities, abilities, and (in essence) its overall functionality. When tests are finished reports (backlogs) are provided that give a detailed account of any potential risks that the software may be threatened by in addition to any glitches in the overall system recently fixed. Additionally, these tests provide a detailed account of areas within the software that still need to be improved upon in order to make the software work and operate correctly. Ultimately, this step in the process is simply a resource that states what is fully functional and what needs additional modification. Furthermore, the management aspect of this process gives priority responsibilities to various tasks that need more attention over others that still may require attention but are not in as much demand to be fixed immediately.
While scrum is a specific approach that allows for quicker and more flexible development it is not without its limits to handle everything that may be thrown its way. For example, one of the limits that have been placed on the operating and overall functionality of this software’s approach is that the assigned teams (as many as groups of 11) should work in a local setting instead of collaborating over a certain geographical distance. While this section won’t list every single limitation that the software has another main limitation of scrum development is found in the ability to run the software on short run throughs between different teams, or stations, which have been proven to create delays within the system. That said, despite its short list of limitations the scrum approach has proven to be beneficial for many operations in both, the business and private sectors.