What are advantages and disadvantages of Agile Scrum process?

Scrum process advantages

  • Adapt to the changes where customer requirements can be honored in the middle of the project development (that is in the next sprint cycle).
  • It helps in doing incremental product delivery.
  • It takes less time comparing with waterfall model.
  • It gives an early indication of the project status and can be stopped quickly or can be transformed to a different project.

Scrum process disadvantages

  • It can consume more resources because sprint cycles need to cover all dev/test/doc activities at the same time.
  • Typically, it is good for shorter projects with less complex projects (where fewer alternatives/architectures to be considered).
  • It demands high productivity and constant effort be done by the team and thereby stress or time pressure felt by the team.
  • Also, it will have more quick sync’ up meetings.
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Author: Jagadesh Babu Munta

Jagadesh Babu Munta is working as a Consulting Member of Technical Staff with Oracle America Inc. He has been with Oracle and Sun Microsystems together for over 16 years (since June 2000) in USA. Jagadesh has overall 20+ years of Software development and quality/testing experience. Jagadesh's experience has been filled recently with Cloud PaaS services, Multi-Tenancy, Security and Penetration testing. In the past, he extensively worked on Java EE servers like SailFin/GlassFish/Sun Java System/iPlanet/Netscape Application Servers. Jagadesh has gained extensive expertise in software automation, designing frameworks, writing tools, scripts, creating tests, writing specs/plans, etc. Jagadesh is interested in developing and testing complex software useful to up-level the humanity. Jagadesh Munta holds M.S. in Software Engineering from San Jose State University, California, USA; B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from J.N.T.U., Hyderabad, India; Special Diploma in Electronics with Specialization in Computer Engineering, G.I.O.E, Secunderabad, India. Jagadesh Munta was born in Nellore, AP., India and lives with family in Fremont, California, USA.

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