A bibliometric study on SCRUM approach: patterns, trends and gaps


  • Antonio Carlos Bonassa Universidade de São Paulo
  • Marly Monteiro Carvalho




After Agile Manifesto success in the software development arena, the literature on Agile methods, particularly SCRUM has increased. This study aims to present a systematic literature review of SCRUM literature, identifying the main evolution patterns, trends, and gaps. The research methods combine the bibliometric approach with content analysis. The results show that despite the increase interesting on agile methods, SCRUM utilization is decreasing and/or being replaced by another project management method and it face so strong barriers to expanding in other sectors than software. The main advantages of applying SCRUM pointed out in the review are increase customer satisfaction at the same time that reduced associated costs and development time.

Biografia do Autor

Antonio Carlos Bonassa, Universidade de São Paulo

Antonio Carlos Bonassa is an associate professor of the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), in the department of Business Administration. He holds a Business Administration degree at the ESPM and has an M.B.A. from Purdue University. He received a M.Sc. in Logistics from the Transportation Engineering Department of Escola Politécnica da University of São Paulo and he is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at USP in the same field of study. He has solid work experience in supply chain management while working for companies such as Wal-Mart, General Motors and Dell Inc.

Marly Monteiro Carvalho




Como Citar

Bonassa, A. C., & Carvalho, M. M. (2016). A bibliometric study on SCRUM approach: patterns, trends and gaps. Revista Gestão Da Produção Operações E Sistemas, 11(3), 191. https://doi.org/10.15675/gepros.v11i3.1487