Triodor has been working with its own adaptation of Scrum for many years, a method that is still popular due to its obvious advantages over conventional ways in hardly predictable conditions.
In Scrum, the business requirements are divided into smaller sections within a clearly defined time-frame to give the customer a tangible result. Such a set of requirements are laid out in a sprint, a period of two to maximally four weeks. Within the sprint a fully-working product or module is designed, coded, tested and delivered. By doing so, Scrum makes clear very quickly what works and what does not work. The changes are simply carried along in the workflow to the next sprint. This allows us to improve the flow of a project.
What makes this methodology special is that experts in a small cross-functional team are involved in all phases of software development, including the customer. It is a radical break with the traditional way, where each phase in a process has its own experts who, after performing their tasks, hand the result over to other experts in the next phase. This way the cost in time and money are often difficult to predict. Working with Scrum not only increases the effectiveness of the team, risks and blockages of various kinds become apparent at an early stage, are minimised and can be eliminated. As a result, the problem-solving ability team spirit and mutual benefit are increased. No product is developed which is redundant or of no market relevance.
- Integral approach to the project
- Effective communication
- Team involvement at every stage
- Easy to see what works or not
- No unnecessary development
- Flexibility and continuous feedback
- Improved problem-solving
- Suitable in dynamic environments