Scrum Tips


Scrum Tips deployment: Knowledge as an important foundation

Project work is becoming increasingly important in many companies. Thus, project work is considered an innovative and efficient way to find solutions or develop innovations. However, this is not a foregone conclusion, because the focus on projects also requires knowledge in the field of project management. A uniform level of knowledge of all members of a project with regard to a project management method proves to be extremely useful.

Scrum is one of the few methods that are now known worldwide and used with great success. Originally, the Scrum methodology was mainly used in the field of agile software development, but it is also being applied more and more often in other industries. From a business perspective, not only the efficiency of the methodology appears to be advantageous, but also the effort required to prepare employees for Scrum projects.

We as an Agile Certification Institute will show you some Scrum tips.

Continuing Scrum training: short, intensive and useful

A Scrum tip for company owners or HR managers is to take a detailed look at the offers of different Scrum training providers. Thus, an intensive and multimodal offer should be considered. From the point of view of the participants and also of personnel controlling, the offer of examinations and certificate acquisition following further training is desirable.

Another important Scrum tip is to determine the general need for further training in the first place. Certificates as Scrum Master or Project Owner are a recognised proof of qualification, but professional experience or an IT background can also be equally qualifying. If Scrum is to be applied as comprehensively as possible, every employee should be offered a qualification opportunity.

Scrum Tip: Do not overestimate hierarchies in project teams

If one looks at a company as a whole, numerous organisational forms can be identified in comparison. Even if innovative forms of organisation and also hybrid forms are increasingly common, a hierarchical organisation is still the rule, at least formally speaking. As another Scrum tip, even if an open culture of communication prevails in an area, a department or even a team, certain tasks are ultimately assigned to a leader.

Especially if hierarchies and formal decision-making paths play an important role in your company, you should consider our Scrum tip on evaluating hierarchies in project teams:
The Scrum method only distinguishes between the three roles of project member, product owner and Scrum master. A hierarchical definition is deliberately dispensed with here. Contrary to what the name suggests, a Scrum Master is not a project manager who is above others in the hierarchy. Rather, a Scrum Master ensures that the Scrum artefacts and rules are used and followed by all members.
So as a Scrum tip, make project participants aware of the new importance of a hierarchy that may exist outside the project. The project organization follows completely different rules than those intended for the company.

As a further Scrum tip, you should take the resolution of potential conflicts to heart before forming a team. If points of friction can be identified and resolved, nothing stands in the way of a positively perceived cooperation.

Scrum Tip (2): Advertise

In many companies, Scrum is a method that can be applied within the framework of a project. Since the results achieved by Scrum are often particularly efficient, companies or HR departments can work specifically towards spreading Scrum. Internal communication offers many possibilities to present projects in which Scrum is applied positivly. As a scrum tip, internal media can be used to advertise training opportunities or to draw attention to certification possibilities.
Such an approach is recommended in companies with many employees. As a rule, new ways of working and methods cannot be established overnight, but only in the medium term.

Once a certain amount of training is needed, further training opportunities can be organised in an extremely cost-efficient way. Good training providers offer in-house training, for example.

Certificates are not only an objective proof of a qualification, but also a kind of appreciation from an employee’s point of view.

You can find more information about the various Scrum tips, Scrum contents and Scrum certificates from IFAAI on our website at any time. As an independent institute, our certificates are recognised worldwide and well-known in the HR sector. We also offer a comprehensive range of certifications for other working methods and management techniques.