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When to use the Scrum framework in your projects

Scrum, by itself, defines everything needed for daily production. The daily inspection and the conversations with the team on a day-to-day basis allow them to react instantly in case of problems.

Adaptation gives the product owner the freedom to change the ideas and ultimate goals according to the movement of the project and the needs of the team. The team, in turn, has a Agile framework with which to work and deal with everyday problems. Reference: “Scrum Master explains the roles to colleagues in the Scrum project“, https://securityinformationeventmanagement.com/scrum-master-explains-the-roles-to-colleagues/

Project management and various methodologies are something new for many of the long-standing practices of large companies. When something is unknown and unused until this stage, it is almost always denied.

Any organization may refuse to implement a scrum because of a lack of understanding of the framework and way of working. Delivering daily – sprint is almost incomprehensible to most rigid teams and management.

Here comes the role of a good team leader or a project that will be able to demonstrate the good practices and opportunities that open up with the delivery of daily/weekly and monthly basis.

The difficulties would be a long list. The need for scrum framework and practices is the most difficult to grasp. I don’t think it’s possible to have an implemented scrum model without a qualified and well-played Scrum Master.

The role of the Scrum Master in organizations is extremely important, although neglected at this stage. If an organization wants to introduce Scrum in the delivery part, it knows what, how, and especially when it will benefit from the implementation and benefits.

Why do you want to be a Scrum Master?

In connection with the cardinal changes that have taken place over the past year, humanity has had to leave our comfort zone, everyone has had to adapt to the situation, to change, to comply with others, to be together to solve a problem, and to we achieve a result. Reference: “Why do you want to be a Scrum Master?”, https://ossalumni.org/why-do-you-want-to-be-a-scrum-master/

I stumbled upon an article about Scrum master and showed interest, I would say I made an analogy of Scrum’s functions with the situation around the pandemic.

I have hardly encountered such an approach before, such thinking, on the contrary, I have always acted on a certain plan, points (therefore, the term Waterfall is more familiar to me than Scrum).

I would like to learn how to act, to react, to think flexibly and creatively, to delegate. I am interested in psychology and, as I understand it, a good Scrum master must take into account the individuality of each collaborator.

I have experience as an enterprise engineer, there we faced exactly such problems that a good Scrum master would solve, all 4 principles of Agile Manifesto were missing. Reference: “Scrum Master instead of project manager”, https://60yearsnato.info/scrum-master-instead-of-project-manager/

It attracts me that the profession of Scrum master seems to be at the crossroads of several areas: management, personality psychology, group dynamics, workflow facilitation, etc.

What do you expect to be a Scrum Master?

It seems to me that the Scrum master profession is a step towards the future. In my opinion, for almost every person who wants to acquire a new profession, it must be promising and highly paid.

I am no exception, but the fact that it combines different, sometimes I would even say non-standard, non-trivial, creative ideas is also important. I expect that I will be happy to do what gives me financial stability, that I will love my job.

What worries you the most as a Scrum Master at this stage?

At this stage, I am concerned that Scrum is mainly used in the IT sector because as I understand from the material I have read, this is not the case. I have no experience in the IT sector, I am not familiar with this matter. Therefore, I’m not sure if I can handle it.

What problems do you think you will have in your work?

I guess no employee wants to face problems, but without mistakes, experience is not gained. I think it is difficult for me to delegate in certain situations, to change the way of thinking I have because of my technical education.

Agile vs Waterfall project management

Generally speaking, this is a methodology for project management through predefined stages.

The model has a strictly defined order and the team follows each phase sequentially and follows strictly the vertical of the tasks. No next level is allowed without completing the previous one, there is no flexibility of the project.

This type of model is quite easy to manage. Each phase is specific and monitored for evaluation.

It has a good application in the development of small projects, easy and fast to implement and understand.

The manager can easily select the necessary specialists for the given stage and get a good result.

The project progress is easy to manage and specifically responsible.

This can be said to be the advantages, of course, there are disadvantages such as:

A clear and precise definition of the requirements for the project is required. The project owner must be aware of what the outcome is.

It is difficult to reconfigure and clear problems in different phases
High probability of errors in the final stage/testing/.

I hope I have helped decipher the waterfall model. As a recommendation from me, I would advise you to propose the implementation of “Agile Project Management” for future projects.

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Here are some of the benefits of Agile and Scrum

This methodology is known for its flexibility. Planning, development, prototyping, and other phases could happen more than once.
Each stage could be revised and cleared of errors.

With improved quality and control, you can change or improve the original version.

This model ensures that the developed product meets the requirements of consumers. “Agile” allows consultation and involvement of users in the process of construction and modification. The final version is adapted to the needs of users.

For vaguely defined requirements, the use of “Agile” is preferable. The process here allows for change and timely response to readjustments to the rapidly changing market.

By Robert Brown

Robert Brown is a longtime manager of a technology organization and author of a management book. In his spare time, Mr. Brown helps students get a better education by helping to publish free study materials.

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