Agile Software Development

Does Scrum Improve Your IT Operations?

There are many excellent project management methodologies available today. However, many project managers choose Scrum over the other methods. Why should you choose Scrum? In this article at Scrum.org, Yuval Yeret explains how Scrum helps in improving operational processes.

Scrum for Operational Process Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Scrum is structured to deliver continuous improvement. For instance, during the Sprint Retrospective, the team determines:

  • What went well
  • What did not go well
  • What could be done better

The Sprint meeting focuses on actionable items that can be adopted for the next Sprint.

Scrum Values

Five Scrum values—commitment, focus, openness, respect, and courage—will ensure positive outcomes from Sprint Retrospectives and Scrum methodology when fully adopted.

Improves Collaboration

The Agile approach puts customers at the heart of a project. Frequent interactions between all those involved in process improvement, including customers, are crucial to accomplish better project outcomes. “Identifying the different ‘Operational’ flows in the organization and the various ‘Development/Improvement’ activities that work to improve them is a great way to drive a discussion with a company or a leader that is exploring Agile/Scrum all over the company,” says Yeret.

Maximum Value to Limited Budget

Scrum enables teams to focus on process improvement instead of developing process documentation. This delivers more value to the business and also makes the value visible. Further, it supports discussions of what value has been delivered and what value it can offer to improve the process.

Scrum can take time to master, especially if your organization is accustomed to a typical waterfall model. However, the long-term benefits far outweigh the initial learning curve. Scrum’s success in developing complex software products across diverse industries and verticals makes it a compelling framework to adopt for your organization.

To read the original article, click on https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/using-scrum-improving-operations.

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