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JSW 2017 Vol.12(3): 173-179 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.12.3.173-179

Introduction of Scrum in An Elite Team: A Case Study

Atefeh Khosravi1, Taghi Javdani Gandomani2*, Hossein Fahimian3
1Dept. of Computer Eng., Islamic Azad University, Farsan Branch, Farsan, Iran.
2Dept. of Computer Eng., Islamic Azad University, Boroujen Branch, Boroujen, Iran.
3Sama Technical and Vocational Training College, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract—Scrum as one of the most popular software methodologies, has been growly employed by software teams and companies in recent years. This method provides several simple and effective practices to manage software projects. However, despite of its simple structure, lots of challenges and issues have been reported during Scrum adoption. Te main aim of this paper is to report the main issues of introducing Scrum in a particular team. Team members had been selected within a nomination process. The adoption process took about 6 months, and adoption proceeded during a real, but not critical project. Results showed several challenges and barriers the team faced with. The most critical issues were regarding team collaboration and commitment. Moreover, collaboration with product owner and sprint planning were the others major issues. Finally, while the results showed a few challenges regarding planning game and retrospective meeting, no challenge has been reported regarding tools and technology.

Index Terms—Agile software development, agile methods, scrum, scrum adoption.


Cite: Atefeh Khosravi, Taghi Javdani Gandomani, Hossein Fahimian, "Introduction of Scrum in An Elite Team: A Case Study," Journal of Software vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 173-179, 2017.

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