Are they made for each other?
For those involved in managing information and software, Scrum could be quite useful. Because this process keeps users on task during the sprint phase, it could increase the productivity of the IT industry. The reason for this is by only working with a specific backlog, rather than pile on tasks, the team can focus on getting things done, rather than keeping afloat in a tidal wave of new tasks. It forces workers to streamline their efforts in developing software and computer hardware to implement for storing information. It also allows project managers to monitor closely their team members’ progress, as it requires daily meetings.
The downside of Scrum is – well, the strict adherence to a schedule and to the process. If, for example, an issue comes up in the middle of the sprint, it is possible that addressing it will not occur until the next sprint because there is no flexibility in adding items to the Product Backlog.
In a fast-paced industry such as IT, thirty days may mean the danger of a security breach compromising private information. Setting this aside, however, Scrum does appear to be made for IT.