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Why Scrum?

Continually questioning your own business and delivering innovative products are some of the key premises to stay competitive. In a complex, fast moving environment, demands and technologies change with an insane frequency and can mostly not be translated into a concrete product for the moment.


Scrum is a framework that allows your company to launch your projects with only little information about the characteristics of your future product. 

Scrum teams consist of different roles with different responsibilities but share the same values such as courage, openness and commitment. They work in repeatable, fixed time-boxes called “sprints”. Within this repetitive framework, the teams iteratively deliver functional products (MVPs), so feedback can be constantly gathered to incrementally make improvements. In other ways as well, always having a working product at hand may be very useful.

Autonomy & Responsibility

Scrum teams are self-organizing as they will find their own individual way how best to reach their targets. They are cross-functional as they comprise all the different competences needed to work on their objectives and can therefore perform independently and flexibly.

Those individual teams can be connected to create productive, collaborative networks within an organization. In this way, even complex environments can be dealt with, which has often been proven in the past.

Scrum can be used for developing products, services and the management of any organization. This framework promotes creativity, productivity and flexibility in every state of your projects.

Scrum Pitfalls & ChangeMaker® Solutions

A vague definition of "Done" cuts productivity and quality​

Detail the requirements you want to satisfy with your product. This is vital to successfully implement your projects. Without a clear picture, you will neither know when to release your product, understand any progress nor identify important needs for adaption.

"Done" as a quality criterion

ChangeMaker differentiates between ongoing and finished tasks, so there will be no "done by 95%". It also allows you to select an auditor who can inspect and verify your work to ensure completeness and quality. Therefore, user-stories will definitely find their way into your product to ensure customer satisfaction.
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Extending sprints prevents improvement

Although the temptation may be overwhelming to extend sprints in order to meet the targets "in time", sprints should never be extended. Following the framework is essential to make improvements. Without failure and a proper root cause analysis, there is no learning and your teams will never be able to exploit their potential.

Extension as a worst case

ChangeMaker allows you to set fixed deadlines and overdue tasks will still be marked as such after having finished them to undertake analysis for improvement. Deadlines can only be changed in exceptional cases and convincing reasons have to be named. Therefore, extending deadlines will no longer be common practice which clears the way for continuous improvement.
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Unclear responsibilities decelerate daily business

Some tasks do not seem to fit in anybody's area of responsibility, so nobody picks them up despite their importance. Assigning work to the right people and clarifying responsibilities is crucial to make the project move forward. Without unmistakeable assignements, workflows will get stuck.

Clarity as a feature

ChangeMaker sets clear responsibilities ("who does what by when?"). Tasks can be assigned or subdivided into different responsibilities, so workflows can run smoothly and without confusion. Therefore, your projects will proceed more efficiently, reach sprint targets faster and spare nerves.
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[1] https://www.scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html
[2] https://www.projektmagazin.de/glossarterm/scrum#:~:text=Innerhalb%20des%20Teams%20gibt%20es,Daily%20Scrum.
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_Sprint#:~:text=Scrum%20Sprint%20is%20a%20repeatable,Scrum%20Review%20and%20Sprint%20Retrospective.
[4] https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/done-understanding-definition-done
[5] https://www.inloox.de/unternehmen/blog/artikel/scrum-grundlagen-einfach-erklaert-der-product-backlog/

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