Scrum is a method for dealing with changes quickly and aggressively. A method to work Agile.
By ‘scrumming’ fast results are delivered in short sprints that meet the customer needs of that moment.
It has clear roles and rules. Short communication lines, regular feedback from the customer and the delivery of fast and immediately visible results. Thanks to multidisciplinary teams, the right forces are converged, so that strategies and projects can be implemented in a short time. The foremost aspect of this method is the continual supply of value to the customer.
The customer’s needs can and will of course change over time. By using Scrum, the team can handle this easily and without resistance. The change process starts unconsciously and automatically. Scrum only leads to success when within the given framework the right freedom and choice is granted to the development team, the Product Owner and the Scrum Master. It ensures cooperation and transparency and improves both internal and external communication.
Scrum recognises three rolls:
- the Product Owner
- the Scrum Master
- the Development Team
Each role has its own specialism and there is no hierarchy between these three; they are all equal. The collaboration and team dynamics ensure its success.
The Product Owner makes an inventory and translates the wishes of all stakeholders. Furthermore, the Product Owner is responsible for keeping the Product Backlog up to date.
The Scrum Master is the servant change manager and coach, and ensures that the process takes place within the framework. He ensures that all events take place and supports the Product Owner where necessary.
The Development Team ensures that during each sprint one or more results are delivered that meet the requirements set by the customer. In this way, the three fill the reels continuously and are an important addition to the Scrum team. Without one of the three, it is not possible to scrum successfully.
Read more here about what Agility can mean for the organisation.