Adapting Scrum to Managing a Research Group

TitleAdapting Scrum to Managing a Research Group
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHicks MW, Foster JS
JournalTechnical Reports of the Computer Science Department
Date Published2010/09/18/undef

Score is an adaptation of the Scrum agile software development methodology to the task of managing Ph.D. students in an academic research group. This paper describes Score, conceived in October 2006, and our experience using it. We have found that Score enables us---faculty and students---to be more efficient and thereby more productive, and enhances the cohesion of our research group.