Scrum

Scrum MethodScrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing software projects and product or application development. It defines “a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal”. [Source: Wikipedia]

The classic waterfall model has become obsolete for software development. Requirements for modern software projects are challenging but also partly uncertain which makes them hard to determine from the very beginning.

Therefore alphasystems resorts to agile software development, more precisely scrum.

These methods assume that complex development always brings unexpected challenges that cannot be broken down into single steps in advance.

This means that scrum dynamically adapts to unpredictable occurrences ultimately leading to a sophisticated solution.

That allows for high flexibility and short development cycles.

Planning of individual stages, called sprints, is always adjusted to current events and based on the previous sprint. A positive side effect of using scrum is higher motivation amongst employees. The individual development teams are not simple following instructions but instead are actively involved into planning.