The Value of Scrum

The main benefit of Scrum is solving problems as a team.

 In this blog, we explore why it is so valuable.

Solving problems with scrum

In more traditional project management frameworks such as Waterfalls, it it uses the traditional constraints of time, cost and scope to manage projects, however, these are all fixed. A very effective framework for controlled environments. However, problems require more flexibility when addressing change.

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In Scrum, scope can be flexible because you focus on building what is is most valuable.

Teams solve problems together

By using the Scrum framework, it helps development teams stay focused and they do not worry about distractions. A dedicated product owner is committed to the team. Additionally the scrum master protects team from distractions.

Deliver rapidly

Scrum teaches to deliver quickly by ensuring the scrum team has thew ability to close the feedback loop between the team, the customer, and stakeholders. 
They deliver the most value within constraints of the sprint.
A healthy teams need time to meet to reflect on processes, and this is why team retrospectives enable teams to reflect and adapt.

Essential roles for scrum team

The following is a list of key roles in Scrum and what they mainly perform during the sprint.

Product owner

  • They are the business representative.
  • Reviews all work and accepts it or make recommendations.
  • Interacting on a daily basis with the scrum team.
  • Prioritize backlog
  • Ensure team completes as much work as possible.

Scrum master

  • Protects team and process.
  • Supports team to be in sustainable process.
  • Values open dialog.
  • Scrum master values transparency.
  • Contact for escalation point.
  • Focus on how team does work.
  • Hold team accountable to PO.

Dev Team

  • Self-organizing
  • Cross-functional team
  • Collectively responsible for all of the work necessary to produce working and validated assets.
  • Pull work from the prioritized backlog into their sprint backlog to do the work they are committed to for the sprint.
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Benefits of Scrum

  • An increase in the the quality of the deliverables.
  • Ability to create an environment where the team can cope better with change (and expect changes).
  • Provide better estimates while spending less time creating them.
  • Enable teams to be more in control of the project.
Until next time, stay agile!

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