SOURCE: Scrum Alliance

March 02, 2011 13:00 ET

Scrum Developing Global Reach

Non-Profit Scrum Alliance Transforming the World of Work Globally

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Deriving its name from the rugby field, Scrum is an approach to productive and collaborative problem solving.

The appeal of Scrum lies in its straightforward approach to managing complex projects.
Improved teamwork, better communication and increased customer collaboration are all hallmarks of Scrum.

The spread of the Scrum framework and the success of the craftsmen who use it can be partly attributed to the efforts of the Scrum Alliance, a global non-profit organization that is committed to creating a community of support and education for Scrum practitioners. Worldwide, there are over 120,000 members and practitioners located in 128 countries. Scrum Alliance members can be found on every continent -- with the exception of Antarctica.

The amazing success and universal proliferation of the Scrum Alliance indicates, in part, that the Scrum framework is spreading beyond software development to include a broad range of business environments, from the shipping industry to universities. Traditional Project Managers are learning the value of being Agile; and they are joining the Scrum Alliance to learn from and work with their peers who are craftsmen at Scrum.

"As a trainer and as a practitioner, I am gratified to see the proliferation of Agile across the globe. It gives me great pride to be a part of this worldwide change," said Mike Cohn, Chairman of the Board of the Scrum Alliance and founder of Mountain Goat Software.

Currently, there are 120 Scrum Alliance user groups worldwide who get together for everything from member breakfasts to day-long information exchange sessions.

"I am proud of our members in the Scrum Alliance community and delighted to see so many new faces joining us. They have brought the benefits of Scrum to their communities all over the world," said Donna Farmer, Scrum Alliance Managing Director. "Our members know the benefits of Scrum, and they want to help others understand how to use this framework to help change lives."

About the Scrum Alliance
The Scrum Alliance is a not-for-profit professional membership organization created to share the Scrum framework and transform the world of work. It is the mission of the Scrum Alliance to increase awareness and understanding of Scrum, and provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum. For more information, please visit

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