While a startup might get by for a while without a solid structure in place, it’s only a temporary peace. An inefficient (or non-existent) structure can cause massive inertia and lots of wasted time, money and effort. Whether you’re running a well-established business or a tiny startup, a strong structure is absolutely vital to success. During our Agile Scrum Master certification classes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you’ll see why.
What Happens Without Structure?
1. Poor communication – Departments run on their own steam with little or no communication with others. This results in lack of sensitivity toward the needs of the customer. It also results in lack of decision making, as the buck is passed from one department to the next.
2. Office politics. Rather than uniting around a solid goal, the team is left to compete endlessly for superiority. Without collective ownership, progress is driven by authority rather than collaboration.
3. No innovation. Since there’s little communication and plenty of competition, no one bothers to think outside the box. No one is looking at the bigger picture, thus, new ideas are few and far between.
How Scrum Solves the Structure Problem
During our Agile Scrum Master certification classes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you’ll see how Scrum brings solutions to this problem. Structural problems are complex, but Scrum helps to clear the fog and bring the dysfunctions to light.
Daily Scrums keep teams focused on collaboration as the focus is on results rather than blame. Teams take collective ownership and work to meet their group commitments to the Product Owner.
Cross functional teams also result in less bureaucracy. That means that decisions are made faster and better.
Scrum also provides a Scrum Master whose role revolves around keeping the team focused, protected and productive. The Scrum Master makes sure that communication is maintained, that issues are resolved, and that the team maintains collective ownership of the project.
Scrum can do wonders to provide and enhance a company’s corporate structure. Join us for two days of Agile Scrum Master certification classes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and learn how you can give your company the overhaul it needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.