A Practical Approach to Project Management in a Very Small Company

  • Edgar Caballero
  • Jose A. Calvo-Manzano
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 301)


This article shows how a very small company has tailored Scrum according to its own needs. The main additions made were the “sprint design” phase and the “sprint test” phase. Before the sprint 0, the requirements elicitation and the functional specification were made in order to meet deadlines and costs agreed with clients. Besides, the introduction of an agile project management tool has supported all the process and it is considered the main success factor for the institutionalization of the Scrum process.


Scrum process improvement very small company project management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar Caballero
    • 1
  • Jose A. Calvo-Manzano
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del SoftwareUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridEspaña

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