Polarion Goes Scrum

Why Scrum? Today many software companies are switching to Agile processes and, particularly to Scrum. Polarion Software also adopted Scrum for several reasons, some specific to its company (size, area of business, customers, etc.), and others quite general. This case-study paper focuses on the major factors that influenced Polarion’s decision.

Perhaps the most important, reason was transparency. Before Scrum, customers would want something, Product Management then defined requirements, the development team committed to fulfilling them, but the end results were not always as expected. Delivery sometimes slipped, and if a release was rescheduled, the risk was unclear and nobody could tell if new date was really realistic. Also, the company needed to be able to respond quickly to changes in market conditions and business strategy.

How did that work out? Read this case study today!