Everything you need to know about Scrum, its works, best practice, benefits and more

Are you thinking to implement Agile and Scrum into your development team? But don’t have any idea that what is Scrum, how it works and more? Then read on for the basics for Scrum and its work frames that can help to understand the methodology of Scrum in a very simple way.

What is Scrum?

Scrum is a framework that Software developers organize as a team to achieve common goals. Scrum is one of the highly used subsets of Agile software development. Like a rugby team, Scrum also encourages teams to learn about lots of things through experience, self organize when working on trouble. The main purpose of a Scrum in software development is to execute at a high-performing level.

How Scrum Works?

In a rugby scrum, every player indeed keeps their heads together. And when it comes to software development, a scrum can be described where developers address lots of complex problems together.

  • Scrum software development begins with a wish list of features — a.k.a. a product backlog where  a team meets to discuss:
    • The backlog.
    • How much time it will take?
    • Is there any need for something to be completed?
    • How long it will take.
  • Scrum relay on an Agile software development concept which is called Sprints: The role of Sprints is:
    • Sprints can be considered as the time period in which software development is completed in actual.
    • A Sprint typically lasts from 1 week to 2 months to complete a backlog’s item.
    • The main purpose of every Sprint is to develop a sellable product.
    • Each Sprint always ends with a Sprint review.
  • In daily Scrums, teams meet to talk about their progress since the previous meeting and then they make plans for that day. This meetings are:
    • Every meeting should be brief or not longer than 20 minutes.
    • The Scrum Master ensures that the team has a focused on the goal.    

Who Is in the Scrum?

There are three kinds of roles are defined in the Scrum framework which is listed below:

  • Scrum team: They are the individuals that work together in the Sprints to create the products.
  • Scrum Master: It is the part of the Scrum team that fulfills the teamwork is going on reliably as per the Scrum rules.
  • Product Owner: They represent the customer and their main role to prioritize the backlog and coordinate the efforts of the Scrum team.

What are the benefits of Scrum?

There is a list of benefits that you can obtain after implementing the Scrum and some of them are listed below:

  • Developers who wish to make decisions flourish in Scrum teams. Morale tends to be high in the team.
  • Every Sprint produces a product which is ready to release in the market even though the project is ongoing. Product with the highest priority addressed first that can help to available a high-quality and low-risk product in the market.
  • The delivery time is also fast to 40 to 50 percent as compared to any other methodology.
  • Scrum projects also realize a higher return on investment (ROI). And this ROI achieved due to:
    • Early feedback that pop-up course corrections early while they are less costly.
    • Less delivery time.
    • Fewer and less costly defects.
  • Review each Sprint before the team moves on to the next Sprint spreads testing throughout development.

What are the disadvantages of Scrum?

There are some disadvantages to implementing Scrum projects also, that is listed below:

  • Scrum works only best to small teams of experienced software developers in which they would have capabilities to work fast.
  • Scrum teams do not work well when the Scrum Master control their work.
  • If any team member left the project, then it can harm the progress of a project.

What are the Scrum Best Practices?

Scrum helps software developers to create high-quality products. Some of the best practices of Scrum are listed below:

  • Test the Product Owner feedback daily.
  • Permits the team to self-organize across the skills and work styles of people.
  • Conduct face-to-face conversations for a better understanding.
  • Motivate the teams to do the best job.
  • Make the relationship level perfect between the team members and help them to balance their personal and professional life.