In this chapter, we will introduce Scrum as an Agile framework, defining both Agile and Scrum and discussing the history and principles behind them. We will then explain the value of using the iterative and incremental development lifecycle prescribed by Scrum and describe some of the other Scrum benefits. We will close this chapter by introducing the PSM assessments and talking about the PSM I assessment in more detail. We will cover the following topics:
- What is Agile software development?
- What is Scrum?
- The value of an iterative and incremental approach
- Why should you choose Scrum?
- Introducing PSM I assessment
By the end of this chapter, you should know what Agile development and the Scrum framework are, how they improve and optimize software development, and what the PSM assessment involves. Let's start by understanding what people mean by the term Agile.