What exactly is Scrum?
When we talk about Product Development, one of the most common terms you’ll likely to hear is Scrum. The word itself usually comes along with agile, scrum master, framework and some other terms. So, what exactly is Scrum and why is it important in product development?
Scrum (n): A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.
Since early 1990s, scrum has been use to manage complex products. And because its not a process, technique or definitive method, you can implement various process and techniques into scrum framework. So, basically you can continuously improve the product, the team and working environment while scrum makes clear the relative efficacy of your product management.
Scrum started with Product Owners conveying the overall mission & vision of the product and convert it into backlog. From there, SrumMaster & Developers will tag alongside the Product Owner to groom the backlog into workable tickets. Then the sprint started, where the Development Team will work on the tickets with the ScrumMaster facilitate the team with theory, practices and rule. It usually takes 10 – 14 days per sprint, followed by sprint review with the whole team involved. To maintain day to day progress and updates, the Scrum Team will have a 15 minutes daily stand up to share with the team.
There’s no team leader to delegate task or decide how problem is solved in scrum team. The team itself should comes up with the answer to solve problems as a unit and carry a product from inception to completion.
Check out this video from scrum.org to see how the scrum works.
Implementing Scrum to your project management could benefit a lot. Having a Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Up, Sprint Review and Retrospective in the right way could result higher productivity, better-quality products, reduce time to market, better team dynamics and happier team without sacrificing the satisfaction of the stakeholder.
We’ve been implement this framework in most of our works and it comes up amazing.