Agile, Lean and Scrum
Agility has become mainstream: an increasing number of development projects are agile, one way or another, and for good reason. An agile model of thinking and working has generated savings for companies, provided teams with transparency and openness in communications, and accelerated processes.
Scrum, which is rooted in the acceleration of software development and improvement of productivity, has spread to new fields, even outside ICT development projects. The media and health care industries, for example, actively utilize Scrum methods.
The Scrum Alliance motto “Transforming the World of Work” is not without merit. Up to 97% of companies that have tried Scrum are planning on continuing with it, because Scrum had improved their performance significantly.
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Which agility course should you choose?
You can think of agility training as a development path that advances in stages: first, learn the basics of agility, then acquire the skills in accordance with the roles of agile operations, and finally master the scaling of agility.
1. First learn agility basics with themes, such as:
• Scrum basics. Scrum is an efficient tool in developing new complex entities.
• Kanban is ideal for work management and (administrative) routines, marketing and IT support services, for example.
2. Acquire skills in accordance with agile operation roles
• The most common agile development framework, Scrum, uses the roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner.
• You can find tips on which role is best suited to you below in the section ”Should I choose the ScrumMaster or Product Owner course?”
3. You can also learn more about the scalability of agility
• The most popular framework for scaling agility is SAFe, or Scaled Agile Framework, which is widely used in the finance sector and by teleoperators, among others.
• Scrum itself also contains the idea of scalability, the so-called Scrum of Scrums.
Should I choose the ScrumMaster or Product Owner course?
• The Scrum Product Owner is a business representative dealing with customers and users.
• The ScrumMaster guides the team and the organization in acting in a more productive and agile way.
The Product Owner creates a vision of the product, organizes the Product Backlog and is responsible for the value of the work performed for the customer. They call the shots.
The ScrumMaster helps the Scrum team and organization to work in the best way possible. They have a strong view of agile processes and accommodating leadership. They remove obstacles to work as well as both internal and external disturbances.
In the purchaser-provider model, Product Owners often work in the business unit of the purchaser organization and the ScrumMasters work in the supplier organization. Product ownership often lies with the organization that owns the product that is being developed. If the product is sold to several customers, product ownership may also lie with the supplier organization.
Defining Scrum roles in information management and consultancy services is an even more delicate job. Commercially minded people often choose product ownership and technically minded people choose ScrumMastery.
Project managers and product managers often become Product Owners, as organizations become more agile. The title of the managing director is Chief Product Owner, whereas Chief Scrum Master corresponds to the traditional Chief Operating Officer role in some respects.
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