Project Management Guide
FAQ
← Back to FAQ

What Is the Difference Between Scrum and Agile?

Agile refers to the methods and best practices for organizing projects based on the values and principles documented in the Agile Manifesto. Scrum, meanwhile, is a framework used for the implementation of Agile. 

Scrum is a guideline for how to embrace Agile in your projects. It provides the rules, roles, events, tools, and artifacts necessary to successfully implement an Agile project. You can think of Agile as the process you want to achieve and Scrum as the tool for your success. Imagine that you’re planning a vacation. Agile is your destination, and Scrum is the way to get there. 

Scrum is one of the more popular Agile frameworks, along with Kanban and Extreme Programming. It’s essential to carefully consider your Agile project and team’s needs when selecting your methodology.

Further Reading
blog post

Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

blog post

Scrum vs. Kanban Board: Which One Is Better for Building a Project Plan?

blog post

The 4 Pillars of Agile Marketing