Taheuchi and Nonaka are the inventors of Scrum. A method that came about in the late 1980’s. They wrote a paper on what implementing Scrum can do for businesses. Takeuchi and Nonaka suggested that the old sequential ways of managing project workflows are too slow to react to the demands of modern business life. Teams need to be able to ‘change plays’ and ‘move up the field’ together to reach the goal. The name “Scrum” comes from their paper written in (1986). Two famous management thinkers. The paper referred to Scrum by referencing the importance of teamwork in rugby. The research shows an important thing. Working in teams give the optimal results when developing a new or complex product. Teams of small and self-organizing groups of people with goals to work towards.
What did Scrum mean for business?
Scrum offered a new way of efficiently managing a company’s human resources. It helped extracting more value from project teams and product designers. The philosophy was backed up by the results of “lean” project management at Fuji-Xerox, Canon, and Honda. In the 1980s, these companies consistently outmaneuvered competitors and delivered better products faster.
What exactly is Scrum based on?
Scrum uses the theory of empirical process control, or empiricism. Empiricism assumes that knowledge arises from experience and decisions based on this experience. Scrum is an approach to managing risk. The implementation of an empirical process used tree pillars; transparency, inspection and adaption.
What are retrospectives in the Scrum framework?
The inspection and adaptation pillars are used in retrospectives. To improve the quality of a product teams can do (online) retrospectives. They discuss what went right and wrong and what they can do better. In this way they improve their processes and gain experience.
What tools can be used for Scrum?
There are many ways to do a retrospective. One way is to do it on a whiteboard in a large meeting room. Another way is to do it online with a free online retro board. In these global pandemic time, we also need to adapt to this new reality. An online tool for retrospectives helps us to keep working in teams. Even when we can’t meet in person. This adaptation and movement to a more digital workflow will keep going. Even after this pandemic, digital tools will become even more prevalent. Digital tools point to a way for scrum and other frameworks to stay relevant in the future. These tools will offer flexibility, transparency and more freedom.