After developing hundreds of cutting-edge digital solutions over the years, we can say that agile methodologies have been the cornerstone of our success. But, if you ask which ingredient of our agile brew is our favorite, that would be SCRUM. In a changeable world where everything is dynamic, scrum offers a clear pathway for complex projects.
Much like a cricket team training for the World Cup, scrum encourages teams to self-organize, learn through experiences and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses to improve continuously.
Revered as an agile project management framework, scrum describes a set of tools, meetings, and rules that work synchronously to aid teams in structuring and managing their work. What are the core pillars of scrum? They are inspection, transparency, and adaptation. Want to explore more? Let’s delve into how SCRUM impacts project development and how our team puts them into practice.
But, first… What is SCRUM?
Scrum is defined as an incredibly rock-solid set of principles, practices, and values that relies on cross-functional collaboration to deliver services and products within a shorter turnaround time. Facilitating continuous improvement, fast feedback, and seamless adaptation to change, the lightweight project management principle focuses on accelerated delivery.
But, what does the nimble workforce methodology mean for digital product design and development?
The most interesting part about SCRUM is that it breaks down the work processes of project management into small fragments. The pieces are typically categorized and addressed in a chain of SPRINTS.
What is a SPRINT?
It is an iteration of the different product versions that are functional in some way. The process, product, and priorities are periodically reviewed and this facilitates the team to respond to external changes and focus on the overall development process. SPRINT is responsible for ensuring that the end result matches the requirements of the end-users and the objective of enterprise owners. The SPRINT cycle consists of:
- Sprint Planning (Product Backlog)
The Product Backlog is a dynamic compilation of requirements, features, and enhancements that acts as the fundamental input for the Sprint backlog. In a nutshell, it is the “to-do” list keeping the team posted about the market dynamics in one way or another.
- Daily Scrum (Sprint Backlog)
On the other hand, the Sprint backlog is a list of user stories, edits, bug fixes, and a list of tasks selected by the in-house team for implementation within the Sprint review. Typically, the sprint backlog is focused on QA, so it cannot be flanked.
- Sprint review
Sprint review is led by the scrum master (one who moderates the scrum and sprints), and it is where the team does a demo of the end result and decides whether the overall sprint goal is met or not.
- Sprint Retrospective
The sprint retro is a comprehension of requirements, processes, practices, alterations, and delivery methodologies that were used in the previous project development cycle. The team comes together in the sprint retrospective phase to discuss what worked, and what didn’t so they can improve their overall efficiency and reduce the turnaround time for the next project.
Therefore, when businesses use SCRUM and fragment it into different SPRINTs, they are more likely to succeed in the marketplace.
- With the Sprint cycles, the SCRUM framework can help teams to map out the goals, processes, and results. So, you will have a clear idea about what needs to be done by when and what should it look like.
- One of the key benefits of scrum is flexibility. It equips enterprise architects with the capability to quickly adapt to changes and establish the mechanism for prioritization and continual review.
- Version control and testing are two significant elements of every project management and development process. Scrum enables teams to test the end result, detect issues and get stable results through versioning.
- SCRUM is all about time-boxed events. With sprint planning, review, daily standup, and retrospective, SCRUM can allow teams to be in timely feedback loops and improve overall performance.
- In addition, it can also aid in team cohesiveness, better user satisfaction, developer growth, and reduced risk. With SCRUM enterprises can mitigate costly mistakes and stay on the top of their productivity charts with a structured framework.
It’s a Wrap!
While scrum is one of the most nimble project management tools used by Yuvedians, other agile methodologies also found the mainstay of our robust enterprise architecture. Whether it is about development, designing, or marketing, Yuved Technology believes in continually improving team-specific factors such as relationships, tools, and work environments. Want to explore more about how we work? Drop in for a cup of coffee sometimes! We are excellent marketers, but we are more amazing hosts!