I was discussing Scrum recently and was asked what had happened to Scrum
after the initial excitement in 1995-6. I responded :
"Most of the literature and excitement regarding Scrum originated around
1995-6, when we were first introducing it at OMG. Ed Yourdon was one of the
proponents of it, also, which certainly gave it visibility.
From then until now, we've been busy implementing Scrum. The initial
developments were individualized, at-site, Scrum variations developed by
consultants and specific organizations (Fidelity and IDX, in particular).
The development work during 1996-1999 was for online tools
(www.scrumonline.com) used by organizations to coordinate distributed
development (it's "Help" also has a self-contained process on product
management). We also worked on case studies and the Scrum Pattern, recently
published by Addison Wesley.
In 2000, we started talking with the XP folks. They were short on
management, so we started collaborating with them. This, in turn, caused us
to start upgrading the Scrum site, since they started referring people to it