I'm told that it has been 21 years since Scrum became public when Jeff
Sutherland and I presented it at an Object-Oriented Programming, Systems,
Languages & Applications (OOPSLA) workshop in Austin, TX, in October of 1995.
Time sure does fly. Things mature. I'm still in the same building and at the
same company where I first formulated Scrum. Initially nobody knew of
Scrum, yet it is now an open source body of knowledge translated into more
than 30 languages. People use Scrum worldwide for developing software and
other uses I never anticipated.
Scrum was born and initially used by Jeff and me to meet market demand at our
respective companies. After we made Scrum public in 1996 and writing my paper
SCRUM Development Process, we started trying Scrum publicly, in companies
with critical needs that were willing to try anything. The first organization
where we e... (more)