Timeline

Timeline #

The list of sources can be found on the Sources page.

1980s #

1986 #

  • Jan 1: The New New Product Development Game
    Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka publish their article “The New New Product Development Game”, which introduces the term “scrum” in the context of product development.

1990s #

1993 #

  • Birth of Scrum
    Jeff Sutherland invents Scrum at a company called Easel after reading “The New New Product Development Game” (source: Sutherland2014 p32-33)

1994 #

  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
    First release of DSDM (source: Abrahamsson 2003)

1995 #

  • SCRUM development process paper
    Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber present the “SCRUM development process” paper at an Assocation for Computing Machinery research conference (source: Sutherland2014 p33)

1996 #

  • Mar 6: first Extreme Programming project
    start of first Extreme Programming project at Chrysler (source: Wells 1999, Beck 2005 p125-129)

1997 #

  • Feature-driven development (FDD)
    Jeff De Luca devises FDD to meet the needs of a specific project.

1998 #

  • Crystal
    (source: Abrahamsson 2003)

1999 #

  • Internet-speed development
    (source: Abrahamsson 2003)
  • Oct: Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck
    first book on Extreme Programming

2000s #

2000 #

  • Adaptive Software Development
    (source: Abrahamsson 2003)
  • Pragmatic Programming
    (source: Abrahamsson 2003)

2001 #

  • Feb 11- 13: Manifesto for Agile Software Development
    gathering at The Lodge, Snowbird ski resort, Utah, USA from which the Manifesto emerged (source: Highsmith 2001)
  • Agile Alliance founded

2002 #

  • A Practical Guide to Feature-Driven Development by S. R. Palmer and J. M. Felsing
    (source: Abrahamsson 2003)
  • Agile Modeling (AM)
    (source: Abrahamsson 2003)

2010s #

2010 #

  • Feb: The Scrum Guide, v1
    first version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum

2011 #

  • Jul: The Scrum Guide, v2
    second version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum
  • Oct: The Scrum Guide, v3
    third version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum

2013 #

  • Jul: The Scrum Guide, v4
    fourth version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum

2016 #

  • Heart of Agile
    Reframing of Agile around four imperatives by Alistair Cockburn
  • Modern Agile
    Reframing of Agile around four guiding principles by Joshua Kerievsky
  • Jul: The Scrum Guide, v5
    fifth version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum

2017 #

  • Nov: The Scrum Guide, v6
    sixth version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum

2020s #

2020 #

  • Nov: The Scrum Guide, v7
    seventh version of the Scrum Guide, which contains the definition of Scrum