Scrum is well-suited for teams building things for stakeholders with evolving needs.

Its key focus is in applying empiricism to solving for the needs of stakeholders, and is therefore great for projects that need a lot of input, approval, validation from them. Teams with such a focus are often working on delivering new features which may imply a cross-functional team. This team likely has frequent pushes to increase value, and focused sprint work without frequent interruption supports that. Where applied, watch for signs that these aren’t the team’s circumstances.rG2

  1. Dustin Moris Gorski, “When to Use Scrum? Waterfall vs. Scrum vs. Kanban vs. Scrumban - Dusted Codes,” Dusted Codes (blog), November 8, 2015, (See notes.)