What are the Benefits of Scrum?
Scrum is being used more and more by companies in every sector. Why is this project management methodology so popular? What are the benefits of Scrum?
Although we focus on 7 key benefits of Scrum in this article, rest assured there are many more.
This is an approach to managing projects that can really make a difference to your organisation's culture, your project team morale levels, and your bottom line.
In this Article
7 Important Benefits of Scrum
Reviewing the top 7 benefits of Scrum will help to create a more detailed picture of how Scrum works.
1. Responsiveness: Welcome Change
Sometimes, the most daunting element of project management
can be trying to incorporate everything into the scope
Have you missed anything? Can you even foresee what might be needed?
Scrum eliminates the need
for detailed, set-in-stone project scope. It’s a framework that, in-line with Agile principles, welcomes change
and uses it as a competitive advantage for project success.
2. Inspection: Evaluate and Improve
There is time to reflect and review built into every Sprint cycle.
This evaluation enables the Scrum team to find new and more efficient ways of delivering value with every sprint.
3. Transparency: Clarity for All Involved
Transparency means that everyone is on the same page at all times during a project, eliminating confusion and speeding up productivity.
Scrum achieves transparency through high visibility on tasks in progress, a common language used by all team members, ongoing collaboration and communication, and clearly defined roles and responsibilities within the team.
4. Collaboration: Solve problems faster
Scrum teams are self-organised and collaborative. They communicate with each other and with the customer regularly to achieve better results.
If a roadblock appears, the Scrum team works together to solve the issue as quickly as possible and enable a return to productivity.
5. Communication: Deliver what the customer needs
Scrum thrives on customer feedback! The Scrum Product Owner works closely with the customer to determine, prioritise, and re-prioritise requirements throughout a project.
The Sprint Review allows everyone involved to evaluate and refine requirements as the project progresses, so that the end product accurately reflects the customer's goals.
6. Early and Frequent Value Delivery
The whole mentality of the Scrum framework focuses on delivering value to the customer frequently, and from an early stage.
7. Lower Risk - Higher Success Rate
All of the characteristics above add up to a much lower risk level for your project and a higher rate of success overall.
Getting Started with Scrum
If you’re interested in learning how to use Scrum, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out how easy it is to get started.
We have several online Agile and Scrum courses that enable you to:
- begin when you’re ready
- learn at your own pace
- complete your exam online
These courses are all designed to give you the knowledge and understanding to begin working with Scrum in whichever role you choose.
You don’t need any previous experience for these courses. When you purchase any of our online Scrum courses, you’ll automatically gain access to Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFCTM).
Scrum Fundamentals Certified is an online introductory course and certification with over 10 hours of material for you to explore. This is the perfect foundation for your Scrum learning.
Where Should You Begin?
The Scrum Team has very clearly defined roles: Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, and Scrum Developer. We offer all of these courses as online training and certification options.
This is the right choice for you if you want to become a Certified Scrum Master. Of all the roles, we see the most demand for Scrum Master.
If you’ve worked as a product owner with traditional project management, or would like to move into this role, this is the place to begin.
Although this sounds very technical, it really just means anyone on the team who works on the project and is not the Scrum Master or Product Owner.
Not Sure Where to Start?
We'll be happy to help! Our experienced, Scrum-certified training consultants can help guide you towards the right training option for your career.
Call us at Freephome 1800 910 810, Dublin 01 861 0700. You can also use the "ask a question" and "which course for me" buttons to send us your query online.