The first Scrum was started at Easel Corporation in the 1993-94 time frame
with a guaranteed delivery date given to the CEO in return for releasing all
control over the management of the Scrum, other than the demo point at the
end of each iteration.
The team did a couple of hour long planning sessions and had a six month
release cycle mapped out with 6 sprints.
The development and management of what is now know as the burndown chart was
directed to meeting the date - which was met on every Scrum every run at
> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 15:23:34 -0000
> From: "gilmanj_2000" <jpgilman@...>
> Subject: Re: Planning a product release
> This is something I am interested in too.
> I understand how Scrum works to maximize project velocity and still
> provide flexibility between sprints to deal with uncertainty and
> changing priorities. Does Scrum help me say anything about
> projected release dates?
> John Gilman