Scrum team management to up your game
In the ever-changing world of technology, conventional product strategies such as the waterfall model fail under pressure of competitive digital markets. New methodologies have emerged as a response and Scrum as part of Agile software development is one of them.
Iterative development cycle divided into time-boxed sprints has changed the game: now tangible results are achieved regularly, in short timespans. Flexible scoping and budgeting can significantly boost business agility and the team’s ability to respond user expectations.
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Scrum development solves many problems
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Changes were never a problem thanks to two factors: Code & Pepper’s flexibility in team augmentation and Scrum team management.
Scrum helped us tackle all issues which could 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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Thomas McHugh Founder and Director
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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Martin Warner Head of Talent
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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Daniel Kunz Chief Product Officer
We value Code & Pepper for high quality code and positive attitude. Working in the team-to-team model, we all felt equally responsible for the product, solved problems more effectively and generated great vibes that stayed with us throughout the project.
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