In February 2001, Jeff and Ken were amongst the 17 software development leaders creating the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Scrum was first tried and refined at Individual, Inc., Fidelity Investments and is now being used by organizations across the globe.
While history is essential to understand where SCRUM comes from, it is even more imperative to realize the fact that this is the need of the hour. WHY? Here is the answer along with some very interesting historical facts that generate more interest-
All these give an insight into SCRUM for sure, but here is the actual timeline to it-
1986- The word SCRUM is coined for the first time through print media by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka as “The New Product Development Game”.
1993- Jeff Sutherland initiated the first SCRUM project
1995- SCRUM became a formal process in 1995 with Ken Schwaber stepping in
2001- Sutherland and Schwaber along with software development professionals bring to the table the Manifesto to Agile Software Development.
2001- The Agile Alliance is formed
2001- The first book on SCRUM Agile software development with SCRUM is published.
2002- The feather of certification is added SCRUM Master Certification programs being introduced
2006- Sutherland creates the SCRUM Incorporation with SCRUM certifications setting their foot in the software development industry
2009- SCRUM gets the first age global platform with the formation of Scrum.org
2010- SCRUM Guide is published and the world gets to see the first hand knowledge in black and white through this.
SCRUM has had an interesting journey and that is all the more reason for it to be so apt for today. It has seen phases from high to low, with learnings and opportunities to go better and better each day. This is the beauty of SCRUM, it unfolds at every level and gives an insight to every individual to analyze and rationalize what is needed but the HOW still goes with practical application of this theory.