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A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum by Matthew Ganis, Steffan Surdek, Elizabeth Woodward

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Chapter 1. The Evolution of Scrum

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

Gail Sheehy

Scrum is an iterative framework for managing software projects according to agile principles. It enables teams to deliver the right features on time, on budget, and with great quality. Scrum helps a software development organization adapt to changing business requirements and stakeholders’ needs while protecting the team from unproductive disruptions to their workflow.

A Team of five to nine members works to produce a tangible deliverable the customer can review at the end of short periods of time with a fixed duration—Sprints. At the end of each Sprint (also referred to as an “iteration”), the team reflects on its performance ...

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