Does Scrum Work? a study into the reliability of Scrum as a project management methodology within the games industry

Christofi, Alexia (2015) Does Scrum Work? a study into the reliability of Scrum as a project management methodology within the games industry. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Scrum is a widely used and respected agile methodology currently available to game developers. This research paper examines the use of Scrum within the games industry; explores whether Scrum can be considered reliable; and discusses the main elements that Scrum-users found of assistance or otherwise in managing projects. This study which found a dearth of objective literature on the use of Scrum, was conducted by the use of unstructured interviews with a chosen number of users within the games industry from different AAA organisations. The data collected from the interview process was analysed using template analysis; compared with the views of Scrum professionals and users; and the findings were presented using Nvivo, a qualitative data analysis software tool. The research has the following main results:-·
    - Some elements of Scrum are considered by users to be a
    waste of time.
    - Senior management involvement is required
    - The Scrum team need to have total buy-in
    - Scrum needs to be followed ‘by the book’.
    - Scrum is an effective medium for communication within a
    team

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 16:02
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 16:02
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17571

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