Purpose – This paper seeks to define and describe agile project management using the Scrum methodology as a method for more effectively managing and completing projects. Design/methodology/approach – This paper provides a general overview and introduction to the concepts of agile project management and the Scrum methodology in particular. Findings – Agile project management using the Scrum methodology allows project teams to manage digital library projects more effectively by decreasing the amount of overhead dedicated to managing the project. Using an iterative process of continuous review and short‐design time frames, the project team is better able to quickly adapt projects to rapidly evolving environments in which systems will be used. Originality/value – This paper fills a gap in the digital library project management literature by providing an overview of agile project management methods.
OCLC Systems & Services – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 15, 2011
Keywords: Project management; Digital libraries; Project planning