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Scrum in practice: an overview of Scrum adaptations

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  • Michal Hron
  • ,
  • Nikolaus Obwegeser
Agile software development practices have gained
widespread acceptance and application across all
industries. Scrum, as one of the most widely used
agile methods, has been adopted in countless
organizations. However, while there is an
understanding that practitioners rarely apply Scrum
“by the book”, only little research addresses the
actual adaptations and modifications that are made
to fit Scrum to real world requirements: whether it is
to solve methodological drawbacks, to fit the method
to specific contextual constraints, or to add additional
value to the method by augmentation or combination
with other tools and methods. To get an overview of
the proposed adaptations and their implications, this
study presents a systematic review of literature
reporting on challenges and motivations that lead to
modifications of the Scrum method. Based on 31
relevant studies we extract seven distinct motivations
for modifying Scrum, as well as six generic solution
strategies to adapt the method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2018)
Number of pages10
PublisherCurran Associates, Inc.
Publication year2018
ISBN (print)9781510856554
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20186 Jan 2018


ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
LocationHilton Waikoloa Village
LandUnited States
ByWaikoloa Village
SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

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