30.06.2021 - Read in 3 min.
Scrum in numbers
30.06.2021 - Read in 3 min.
How to make a rule packed with content and data truly live in an organisation and how can we make the necessary things more graspable, transparent and applicable in our daily work. We decided to use visualisations and organise workshops with our employees.
RST has been working with Scrum for over 10 years. Having so much experience in working in this methodology we strive to stand by its principles.
You can read about the transformation and implementation of agile methodologies in our organisation in an article: The Benefits and Challenges of Scrum. Learn about our first experiences with SCRUM, when and how we decided to implement it in RST, what challenges arose from this decision and what was essential in the process for the entire organisation.
And what do you associate Scrum with?
With a team of people, a project, Agile, iteration, meetings, business, goals, delivery, sprint? Can you name the purpose of Scrum and explain why we work in this methodology or why we should start doing it? A lot of questions?
To me Scrum is an easy to use, accessible and reliable tool allowing to effectively create working software. It is a tool that enables you to focus on the essentials, providing an entire Scrum Team with autonomy and potential to excel. Its purpose is to effectively satisfy the needs of a client and reach the goal of a product, at the same time providing space for a creative approach and focusing on crucial matters.
Łukasz Osiadły – Process Leader (RST Software Masters)
What does Wikipedia say? Scrum – an iterative and incremental framework compliant with the Scrum Guide. It can be applied to projects based on agile methodologies consistent with the Agile manifesto. The development of a product is divided into iterations, each lasting no longer than a month, called sprints. After each sprint a Scrum team is expected to deliver a working software increment. Scrum is often applied during creation and development of software, but it is not limited to this field.
How to make sure that a rule is actually used? How to make complex and difficult content graspable and easy to remember? By creating materials that we share both inside and outside of our organisation we conducted workshops which helped us understand and crack these problems.
Scrum Guide Changes and Updates
The publication of the latest versions of the Scrum Guide was a perfect opportunity to revise materials that we use in our everyday work. It was also a good moment to start introducing these changes in the organisation, although we had implemented a few solutions before the publication as it has reinforced and summarised the most important changes and aspects.
The New Scrum Guide introduces new terminology that is worth becoming familiar with. “Development Teams” has been replaced with “Developers”, there are new Commitments as well, so it might be a good idea to have all this information in one place. The infographics below help us quickly, efficiently and clearly explain the entire process to each interested person, even if they lack technical expertise or belong directly to a client.
Internal workshops with Scrum
Creating materials, booklets, manuals is not enough – the best result is achieved only when they are put into practice, as we do at our internal workshops to which we invite people from different departments and teams in the company.
Why do we do it? Why do we spend extra time on it?
Simply to replace a hundred words with one image, present the new, exhibit differences and highlight commitments to artefacts. So that we all have the same knowledge. Undoubtedly, our willingness to share knowledge differentiates us from our competition. We strive to support each other and learn from one another.
The infographics also serve as an important means of communication with business and clients. We know that thanks to these presentations we are better understood. They help us explain how we work, justify our rates, demonstrate what resources are used and what the creation process looks like.
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