Scrum- a base to the creation of a collaborative work place, the chicken and the pig way
A Pig and a Chicken are walking down the road.
The Chicken says: “Hey Pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!”
Pig replies: “Hmm, maybe, what would we call it?”
The Chicken responds: “How about ‘ham-n-eggs’?”
The Pig thinks for a moment and says: “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved!”
In project management too, there are different people with different levels of participation. When preparing a dish made of ham and eggs, the pig becomes the ham which requires its sacrifice and the chicken lays the eggs which are part of the chicken’s natural life process. Thus the pig’s contribution matters more than chicken’s but both of them are required to make the dish.
Project management requires the project stakeholders to playdiverse roles.
Scrum is an iterative framework which has been designed for complex software development projects which allows the teams to cross-function wherein there is an open collaboration, where the team works together in an appropriate manner to achieve pre-determined goals to achieve the most sought after deliverables, an approach toprovidefor the overall project. The General Scrum Roles are divided into two categories, those with Core Roles and those with Non-Core Roles.
Scrum- As a process
The Scrum workflow is an enhanced workflow which consists of six broad stages. It usually begins with a product backlog, followed by a list of reminders notes in the form of To-dos which are crucial for developing a product and initiate a project. The To-dos consists of user stories, where the requirements are grasped through various inputs.
The scrum process is where within a specified time, or a sprint, the creation of a minimum viable product is specifically aimed at and achieved ultimately. It implies the application of an efficient work flow in a timely and appropriate manner.
The process of delivering a product feature is the most important criteria as related to its design. After the Sprint process, what follows is execution, where the progress is reviewed by the team daily.
The need of Scrum in building collaborative workforce
Scrum is the best way to develop a collaborative workforce which follows the best possible strategies to optimize the project outcomes by simply working their way out in organized and efficient manner.
Although there are various constraints in differing time-zones and varying geographical conditions, the process of collaborating and executing the projects is never a problem with Scrum all around the globe.
The Scrum Project combines with the Scrum Master and product owner, to perform various functions with a team of individuals.
- Represents the management to the project
- Is liable for enacting Scrum values and practices
- Ensures the removal of impediments
- Makes sure that the team performs the work efficiently
- Ensures productivity and proper functionality
- Acts as a mediator between the team and the external interferences and protects them
- Acts as the Voice of the customer by understanding the customer requirements
- Defines and explains the features of the product
- Predicts and designs the content decides the completion date of the same
- Prioritizes features as per the market value
- Holds Responsibility for a product’s profitability
- Decides whether to accept or reject a project
Scrum Team is a collection of individuals working together to deliver value to a business or organization. The team members work towards a common business goal. The sole objective is to encourage channelized and healthy interaction between the team members so that they cater to customer satisfaction and expectations.