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What is Agile doing for you? Evaluating the value of Scrum to organizations

Overview
What is the value proposition for agile? Does agile deliver on those benefits? What do the practitioners using it say?

In 2010, I began asking Scrum experts and practitioners about their perceived value of Scrum. A common response was, “it depends on what you mean by value.” When presented with examples like return on investment or internal rate of return, they often stated that they don’t use those waterfall measures. However, when asked about value being nimble, they told me I was getting warmer…

During my doctoral research in 2013-2014, I interviewed 32 Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practitioners from 17 industries in Southern and Northern California and Nevada to learn about the value of Scrum to their organizations based on their experiences. The practitioners included: four business leaders, three Scrum coaches, two product owners, eight Scrum masters, three Scrum team members, and 12 other professionals. The discussion continued with attendees at AgileOpen to capture additional insights.

What is Agile doing for you? Evaluating the value of Scrum to organizations – Research findings only 2013-2014