Jeff Sutherland on the History and Structure of Scrum

By Jacob in Agile Development on August 15, 2011

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As you might have noticed lately, we’ve been talking a lot about Scrum – we’ve done a great post on Learning Scrum in 10 Minutes, and for those of you in Wellington, we’re even running free Scrum workshops.

All of this is really useful, really interesting information, and we hope that you are all getting value from it. From these posts, and through our Twitter stream one of the questions we’ve been getting most frequently is about the history of Scrum – where did it come from and why did it turn out the way it did?

To answer this question we’ve got a video straight from the source with one of the founders of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland.

Check out the video below to learn about the history and reasoning behind Scrum.

Where did Scrum come from?

The logic behind Scrum as a development methodology is really very interesting, and Jeff Sutherland does a great job of explaining it. There are a few key points I find particularly interesting, and that are reflected in Scrum processes as we see them today:

How they developed Scrum processes

Scrum in a nutshell

So that’s more or less how Scrum came about – quite an interesting story really. Jeff Sutherland is evidently a very interesting character, and the thought that has gone into making Scrum as efficient is really very apparent.

Does this match up with your own experiences of Scrum? How does Scrum work for you? Did you enjoy your history lesson? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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