American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Does The Scrum Methodology Always Work?
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In a traditional project management methodology, the whole process of project is organised from the beginning to the end. Goal, scope, cost and time schedules, risk and project closure are usually defined, as an example. When working on a project for software companies, part of the work is creative and the scope of the project and its closure are not, therefore, always predictable at the beginning of the project. The goal can be clear at the beginning but, as the project progresses, the process may change with regard to the customer ‘swishes. Therefore, a traditional project management methodology may not always be suitable. The ‘Scrum’ methodology is based upon the agile ideology and is popular in projects that focus on software development because it acknowledges the importance of the human factor and that the skill of those involved in the project is crucial to the project’s success. The Scrum methodology needs the cooperation of those involved in the project. The main objective of this article is to introduce the conclusion of a study conducted in 2014, to examine if the Scrum methodology could make it easier for Icelandic companies to have better control over projects.

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