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What is the difference between Agile and Scrum?

I've always thought that Scrum is a sub-methodology of Agile, but the more I read about the two concepts, the more I feel that they are different methodologies altogether. Is this correct? And if they really are different, then what are the differences between the two? And in which type of software projects will it be better to use Scrum instead of Agile?
asked 7 years ago by anonymous

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First Scrum is definitely not a project management methodology, it is just a framework. As for agile, it is still debatable on whether should it be considered a methodology or not.

Now Scrum is a project management framework that falls under the Agile methodology, and Scrum is only used (so far) in software development projects. Scrum defines the roles, the responsibilities, and standardizes communication in the project, and rigorously follows Agile's incremental and iterative approach to managing projects.

So, Scrum, in addition to other frameworks such as XP and RUP, all fall under the Agile umbrella and inherit Agile's common traits.
answered 7 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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