Agile and Scrum

Agile and Scrum

Agile is significantly an ability to create and change in order to succeed in an uncertain environment. Agile software development refers to a set of software development practices and methods based on iterative development. Agile implements a set of best engineering practices for fast delivery of better-quality software meeting customer requirements.

Scrum is an agile project management framework widely used for software development. It is considered as the subset of Agile. Scrum involves a particular set of methods and practices that are required to be followed in sequence to yield a consistent process. Scrum is a lightweight process and mostly used to manage complex software development using iterative methods and practices. It is known for significantly increasing the productivity and reducing time.

The benefits of adopting Agile Scrum for an organization are –

List of Agile and Scrum Training Courses at Whizlabs

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Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification 20 Questions 7 Tests 424 pages eBook & 7 Tests
Professional Scrum Master I 25 Questions 3 Tests NA

Reality Watch – Agile and Scrum Certifications Market Demand

In today’s competitive world of digital business, high quality faster delivery is the only key to success. The Agile approach to software development is highly beneficial to the business in terms of high-quality products, accelerated time to market, and high-quality software delivery achieving company goals and providing customer satisfaction. The 11th annual state of AgileTM survey explains clearly “Agile software development has been growing popular over the last decade”. The reason of increasing demand of Agile approach is the benefits it brings to the businesses. 

Benefits of Adopting Agile

Sr. No.

Characteristics

Improvement (in %)

1

Ability to manage to change priorities

88

2

Process Visibility

83

3

Productivity

83

4

Delivery Time to Market

81

5

Team Morality

81

6

Business/IT Alignment

76

7

Software Quality

75

8

Project Predictability

75

9

Project Risk Reduction

74

10

Engineering Discipline

68

11

Software Maintainability

64

12

Managing Distributed Teams

61

13

Project Cost Reduction

56

           Source: 11th Annual State of AgileTM Survey by VersionOne

As mentioned above, most of the software product development companies are moving towards the implementation of Agile practices and methods, and usually, go for the Scrum framework. The scrum style of software development under the head of Agile is in very much demand these days. As per 11th Annual State of Agile report, “68% of the software development companies use Scrum or a Scrum hybrid with Agile”. This, in turn, increases the demand for the Scrum certified professionals and Scrum Masters at most as compared to other certifications, as shown below.

Certifications Offered (by Count)

Certificate

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

All Years

Average

PSM I

924

3,806

7,964

11,283

14,493

14,883

26,366

79,669

11,381

                   Source: Scrum Certifications Data Survey from Scrum.org

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