Is Scrum useful for creating decision support?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.COM

In Rugby, a Scrum (short for scrummage) is an ordered formation of players used to restart play. The forwards of a team organize with arms interlocked and heads down and push toward a similar group from the opposing side. The ball is thrown into the scrum by a referee and the players try to gain possession of it by kicking it backward toward their own side. People pushing and shoving is not helpful in software development. The term Scrum was used to describe an agile development process wit a self organizing team.

For many years, iterative development and rapid prototyping were recommended for developing small-scale model-driven DSS. The agile development approach called Scrum incorporates both those approaches and adds new ideas and processes that broaden the range of decision support capabilities that can be built quickly and iteratively.

Last update: 2017-07-06 12:23
Author: Daniel Power

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