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Scrum Masters


Creators (software developers, designers, architects, etc.) have always sought ways to streamline the development process to save time and money and meet other goals. Over the years, successful strategies, which are known as frameworks, have been adopted by businesses, government agencies, other organizations, and individuals. Some of the most popular frameworks are Scrum, Kanban, Lean, feature-driven development, extreme programming, dynamic systems development method, and test-driven development. The software industry was one of the first sectors to embrace these frameworks, but other sectors have also started using them in order to increase productivity.

The origin of the Scrum framework is often tied to “The New New Product Development Game,” a 1986 article by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka in the Harvard Business Review. Takeuchi and Nonaka described a rugby approach to product development where “the product development process emerges from the constant interaction of a hand-picked, multidisciplinary team whose members work together from start to finish.”

In the mid-1990s, two software developers—Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland—developed the Scrum framework to help organizations tackle complex development projects. Schwaber later founded the Scrum Alliance, a respected industry organization.

Today, there is strong demand for Scrum masters to educate, facilitate, encourage, and inspire Scrum team members.

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