Work Smarter, Not Harder! Go for Scrum Team Management

Developers? Check! Designers? Check! Testers? Check! Is there anyone missing on board? Yes… All bright minds on your team can shine even brighter when accompanied by a resourceful Scrum Master and an insightful Product Owner. Let us find you the best person for the job and get your product on the move!

How Scrum team management can up your product development game?

In the ever-changing world of technology and business, conventional product development strategies, such as the waterfall model, are falling short under the pressure of highly competitive digital markets. New methodologies have emerged as a response and Scrum — a framework under the umbrella of Agile software development — is one of them. Combined with test-driven development, Scrum helps deliver software with excellent business value and product/market fit. An iterative development cycle divided into timeboxed sprints has changed the game: now tangible results are achieved regularly, in short timespans. Flexibility in terms of scoping and budgeting can significantly boost business agility and the team’s ability to respond to changes in customer behaviors and expectations. That’s why Scrum development team is a wise choice for those that aspire to embrace a truly customer-centered and business-driven approach to product development.

Scrum team roles at Code & Pepper

Product Owner

Planning how the product should look and function is hard enough, especially when you’re figuring it all out by yourself! A skilled Product Owner can put your ideas into an actionable plan, watch out for scope creep and manage risks. Our experts will carefully analyse your product and bring out the best of it.

Scrum Master

Every self-organising Scrum development team needs its guardian angel. A dedicated Scrum Master will support team members, encourage collaboration among stakeholders and remove any technical or administrative obstacles that could affect project progress and performance.

Scrum & Team Augmentation

Scrum is our go-to methodology in team augmentation, but for quick projects (up to 3 months) we may also switch to Kanban, another agile framework. Whatever the project duration, your team at Code & Pepper will use proven measurement techniques to determine velocity and plan reliably.

Agile can help you future-proof your business

The world of IT is spinning fast. Embrace the agile Scrum team methodology to keep up!

Scrum development solves many problems

Communication

Effective communication and feedback on all levels form the strongest pillars of agile Scrum team. Team members update each other on a daily basis and frequent meetings (depending on the iteration period) are held in order to keep both the team and the client in the loop. This approach allows for fostering one of the main principles of Scrum: collaborative decision making. There are several types of meetings (daily standup, planning, backlog refinement, review, retrospective, etc.) and each of them has a specific focus, resulting in defining clear action points for the next stage of the project.

Transparency

Scrum stands out among other project management frameworks due to its focus on mutual trust and openness. It starts with the backlog, which includes all future to-do items and is available to everyone involved in the project. The goal of each iteration is clearly stated during the planning session. The framework’s step-by-step structure enables tracking project progress, while keeping everyone on the same page when it comes to next steps or problem solving. Sharing information about any obstacles or bottlenecks encountered by the Scrum team is the first step to tackling them!

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Efficiency

Scrum helps companies overcome some of the biggest cooperation challenges: analysing and understanding the essence of the work needed to be done to achieve the goal. Breaking complex ideas into precise to-do items helps maintain high efficiency and boost motivation. This way, the team is basically self-organising. Tasks are assigned according to experience, skillset and availability, which means everybody is able to deliver their best work in optimal time. Moreover, the spirit of teamwork, mutual support and commitment to a common goal can significantly improve productivity.

Agility

Product development can be affected by many external factors: budget issues, team rotation, competitors’ tactics, priority shifts, market fluctuation, etc. More often than not, good product/market fit depends on quick adaptation to new conditions. With its short-term sprints (from 1 to 4 weeks) and strategic task allocation, an agile project management framework such as Scrum is a perfect remedy to volatility. It makes it easier to handle changes, monitor progress and eventually deliver a product that meets users’ expectations and adds value to your business.

Agile shift in FinTech product development

The landscape of software development in financial services has undergone a significant transformation. One of the biggest changes is a mass transition from traditional project management methods, such as waterfall, to new agile frameworks. Scrum and Agile seem to be natural choices for fast-paced and disruptive FinTech startups. However, more and more incumbents recognize the benefits of Agile not only in software development but across all business units. In a nutshell, agile transformation can help businesses respond to and manage change, enhance communication, foster a collaborative environment, empower employees through self-organising teams, and track project progress. The fact that agile projects are on average 28% more successful than others can be the final, deciding factor.

LUSID

Recipe for success: nearshore Scrum development team

Code & Pepper experts contributed to the development of LUSID, an advanced business asset management platform. The project scope varied during the years of collaboration, according to the current needs of the client: from product design, UI/UX design and product ownership to web app development in Angular and project management.

However, the changes were never a problem thanks to two factors: Code & Pepper’s flexibility in team augmentation and Scrum team management. The latter allowed for tackling any potential issues that might affect IT nearshoring, streamlined communication between the client and the team members located in Poland and provided an efficient way to measure project progress.
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60+ two-week sprints

1000+ tasks completed

9 specialists involved

Selected testimonials

Martin Warner Head of Talent at Smart Pension

Code & Pepper have been instrumental in scaling our Engineering Team. By building dedicated teams of Ruby Engineers, they have helped us hire highly skilled developers into our business.

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Thomas McHugh Founder & Director at Finbourne

We have used a variety of skill sets provided by Code & Pepper, including UX design and development. We have also found using their Scrum process to be very beneficial to measuring the progress of the project. We are happy to recommend Code & Pepper as a partner.

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James Varga CEO and Founder at DirectID (The ID Co.)

We value Code & Pepper for their proactive attitude, responsiveness and transparency. It’s a reliable and dependable company that we can recommend for other business entities to cooperate with.

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Our clients are backed by industry leaders

14 years on the market

70+ team members

4.6 score on Clutch

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