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Scrum in 10 minutes

By on March 1, 2012

As many regular readers will know, I am a big fan of Agile development methodologies, and they work very well for iterative development.


I’m experimenting with Axosoft’s OnTime as a Scrum tool for running GAMESbrief. They have a marvellous 9 minute video which introduces you to the key concepts of Scrum. I recommend it highly. So highly that I almost insist that you watch it right now.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve:


  1. Benjamin Nitschke

    March 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Cool, I have been using OnTime for 6 years now :) Good luck with it. Try to reduce the massive amount of features by disabling everything in the beginning and enable only what you need.

  2. Nicolas GB

    March 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I once introduced Scrum to a team through the 59minutes Scrum simulation, worked marvelously :

  3. Matmi

    March 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Good video. Have you had a look at RedCritter Tracker? It’s a ‘gamified’ project management system utilising Scrum methodology. We have been testing it for a few months now and I must say we quite like it. If you are interested, you can take a gander at our thoughts on the software here:—RedCritter-Tracker-Gamifying-the-Work-Place-By-Jeff-Coghlan-Matmi-MD-1685.aspx

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