Agile Dev West 2017 Concurrent Session - The Future of Scrum | TechWell


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Future of Scrum

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In the past two decades, Scrum has become the standard for agile development, with more than 90 percent of teams today using Scrum to deliver working software. But, as Scrum starts into its third decade, it’s not the fresh-faced process framework that came into the world in the summer of 1995. In an industry that survives on the bleeding edge of trends will there continue to be a role for Scrum, or will its events, artifacts and roles be consumed by other process frameworks? What really is the future of Scrum? Dave West reviews the past, present, and future of Scrum, using real data from more than 200K open assessments and 50K professional assessments to describe the challenges and future of Scrum. Actionable takeaways include adding the development infrastructure for continuous delivery, defining the systems engineering to manage the operational requirements from the project’s start, creating architectures to simplify the challenges of large-scale development, and providing tools to manage the development and programs.

Dave West

Dave West is the product owner at, a frequent speaker, and author of articles and reports and his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. Dave led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running its North American business. Then Dave managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining he was chief product officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering, and architecture, and grew Tasktop with responsibilities for product management, engineering, and architecture.