September 18, 2017

Demystifying Scrum: How Rugby Inspired Agile Software Development

Outsourcing, Software Development

Demystifying Scrum: How Rugby Inspired Agile Software Development

The technological team industry craved a framework to tackle the ever-increasing need for rapid software releases with high quality. This framework also had to adapt to the dynamic changes of the business. Enter Scrum! Inspired by the way rugby players form a scrum to quickly restart play after a minor foul, Scrum emphasizes continuous, iterative development.


How Does it Work in Software Development?

Scrum involves defining clear roles and following specific practices throughout a software project. This cyclical process allows clients to see progress at any stage, eliminating the need to wait for the entire product before seeing it function.Just like rugby keeps the game flowing with quick restarts, Scrum delivers new software versions continuously.

Roles: Defining Responsibilities

The methodology relies on a set of roles to ensure project efficiency:

  • Product Owner: Acts as the client’s voice, communicating the product vision and desired features in business terms.
  • Scrum Master: Facilitates the Scrum process, supports the team, and ensures everything runs smoothly. This role bridges the gap between business needs and project execution by focusing on methodology, functionalities, and techniques.
  • The Team: Represents the development team, including developers, quality control specialists, and potentially others depending on project needs.

The Process: A Continuous Cycle

Teams work in short cycles called Sprints, typically lasting two to three weeks. Each Sprint begins with a planning meeting where team members define the tasks they’ll complete during that period. Execution follows, with daily “Daily Scrum” meetings to discuss progress.

Once the Sprint concludes, a review meeting allows the client to see product advancements through a “Sprint Demo” or “Sprint Review.” Finally, a retrospective meeting identifies areas for improvement and refines plans for the next Sprint.This continuous cycle ensures ongoing development and adaptation.

Why Cafeto Software Uses Scrum?

At Cafeto Software, we firmly believe in the benefits of Scrum. This project management approach provides advantages for everyone involved. Clients can actively participate and witness first-hand development progress, allowing adjustments and early feature utilization. Additionally, the methodology empowers clients with better control over project timelines. Ultimately, it minimizes risk factors, ensuring project success.

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