Managing projects demands effort and collaboration from the entire team. In order to achieve the expected results, it is necessary to take into account factors such as process visibility, reduction of waste and increase of productivity. In this context, Scrum is able to meet these expectations and generate several other advantages in project management.
The Scrum differential, when compared to other traditional approaches, is the nonlinearity of the process. This means that the project is constantly being evaluated and resized so that delivery is assertive. This allows failures to be identified from the beginning and adjusted throughout development, avoiding surprises at the end.
In Scrum, complex problems are easily identified and quickly dealt with. In addition to encouraging the daily inspection and adaptation of the project, the framework offers transparency to all involved.
Agile mentality increases team collaboration on the project
The agile approach also aims to increase collaboration among team members. In Scrum, different strategies ensure transparency and interaction, such as daily meetings for team alignment, which last no more than 15 minutes. This format allows a member of the most available team to see who is busier and offer help or suggest another type of solution. Communication is essential to positively impact the outcome of the process.
Scrum is based on an agile mindset that, when understood by the entire team, makes project management more fluid. Greater control and visibility provides a considerable reduction of waste, time or money.
Thanks to constant adaptations and frequent communication between employees, it is possible to have more agility in decision making and to ensure that the delivery is in accordance with the established goals.
By quickly identifying and fixing mistakes throughout the process, the methodology avoids rework, constant project disruption, and communication failures within the team that could affect productivity. Scrum also involves having:
1. Daily Meetings
2. An estimate of the level of effort required to complete each task
3. A priority of activities
4. Forecasts for duration and delivery of activities
5. Horizontal relations, where everyone feels like they matter
6. A physical or digital panel, that indicates the progress of each activity
7. Small teams to facilitate process agility
Below you will find a glossary of the most commonly used terms for projects managed with Scrum:
Scrum Team: The team involved with project tasks.
Scrum Master: The person responsible for promoting the balance and facilitation of the activities developed by the team.
Product Owner: The Project Leader. The person responsible for mediating the vision of the business and the team that will produce it.
Scrum Board: A physical or digital panel that assists in the visibility of processes.
Burndown Chart: A Chart developed to represent the daily progress of the project.
Daily Meeting: A daily meeting that seeks to enhance the team’s alignment. Lasting no more than 15 minutes, and everyone should be standing over all of its duration.
Sprints: The cycles of each project.
Product Backlog: A set of project goals.
Sprint Planning Meeting: Periodic meetings that help plan and prioritize product backlog items that will be developed within the sprint.
Sprint Backlog: Specific activities to run in the sprint.
Sprint Review Meeting: Meeting that occurs at the end of each sprint to evaluate the functionality of the methodology used by the team.
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