Scrum Applications Outside Information Technology Industry: A Systematic Literature Review and Future Agenda

Fernando Gonzalez-Aleu*, Valeria Carrizales-Ramirez, Mauricio Ramirez-Guajardo, Zayra Araceli Bazaldua-Martínez, Julio Cesar Iriarte de Luna

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Abstract

Purpose - Scrum is a framework born in the software development industry and has recently been used in other organizations and departments. This research assesses how the scrum framework has been applied for continuous improvement and innovation in fields other than the Information Technology (IT) industry or department. Study Design/Methodology/Approach - A Systematic Review of the Literature methodology was developed using two databases (ProQuest and Scopus). From an initial set of 2,900 publications, 395 articles passed the exclusion criteria and were included in this research. Information such as scrum area or field application, authors’ name, authors’ affiliation, publication year, and journal name were collected and used to conduct several bibliometric analyses. Findings - Results indicated that scrum can be used for continuous improvement and innovation in fields other than the IT industry or department. Scrum is mainly applied to change a process completely to address a problem or to update a process to improve indicators in different industrial sectors, such as medical, automotive, educational, and construction. Originality - Scrum is a recent framework that offers considerable potential for future research, and this paper highlights the fields in which it can be specialized. This investigation proves that scrum is highly flexible and guarantees success and improvement in most cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing IV - Volume 1 - Mechanical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationDigitalization, Sustainability and Industry Applications
EditorsBartosz Gapiński, Olaf Ciszak, Vitalii Ivanov, Jose Mendes Machado
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages299-311
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783031564659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event8th International Scientific-Technical Conference Manufacturing, MANUFACTURING 2024 - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 14 May 202416 May 2024

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Conference

Conference8th International Scientific-Technical Conference Manufacturing, MANUFACTURING 2024
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityPoznan
Period14/5/2416/5/24

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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