In the past years there was a real hype about Scrum as a method in agile software development. This has somewhat obscured the view that Scrum not only offers advantages, but can also have its disadvantages. For example, the framework is suitable for medium to large or complex projects, but in (too) small projects the iterative approach in sprints can even lead to unnecessary time losses compared to classic methods. Furthermore, Scrum requires the ability to act on one’s own responsibility – a wrong team composition is very difficult to correct during a sprint.
Here is a short overview of the central advantages and disadvantages of Scrum.
Overall, it can be said that the introduction of Scrum as a framework for agile development processes must of course be carefully considered in advance.
Scrum does not always fit everywhere and requires a major rethink in companies if they have previously focused exclusively on top-down processes. One should therefore always be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of the method.
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