Is your company weighed down with heavy project management processes? Many organizations are still using the traditional “waterfall” approach that is highly artifact-driven and process-heavy. While waterfall still works best in a few cases, many companies are now finding that the lightweight process of Scrum is a far more effective method of project management. During our project management training course in Washington, DC, we’ll be training new Scrum Masters in the use of this framework, and we hope you’ll join us.
The beautiful thing about Scrum is its simplicity. It borrows from Agile methodologies, using iterative and incremental practices. It is easily implemented and it can be scaled to projects of any size. Scrum is designed around the goals of increasing productivity and trimming down the time it takes to create a useable product. It does this by asking three important questions:
1. What have you done during the last 24 hours? – This question identifies progress completed to date.
2. What do you plan to do in the next 24 hours? – This question identifies clear, specific, and immediate goals.
3. What is preventing you from starting the work of the next 24 hours? – This question is vital, as it allows teams to identify immediate risks to progress. Once impediments are identified, steps can be taken to facilitate the work before it begins.
While there is still a place for traditional project management approaches – including waterfall – many companies are discovering that the lightweight, simple Scrum framework facilitates far greater efficiency without overloading teams with undue processes. It allows teams the flexibility needed to get work done with just enough structure in place to keep projects on track – without adding unnecessary steps to the process.
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We’ll be discussing all of this in far greater detail during our project management training course in Washington, DC, and we’d love to see you there. Scrum is doing amazing things for companies around the world, and through our training, we believe you’ll go on to do some great things too. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.