Benefits of Scrum

Importance or benefits of Scrum

The benefits of Scrum in today’s business world cannot be overemphasized. In this article, we will look at the benefits of Scrum to individuals and organizations. Before we go on, let’s look at the meaning of Scrum. Scrum is an agile framework designed for small teams. These teams perform activities that are time-bound. At the end of each set of activities, each team produces a fully-integrated, tested and ready-to-be-shipped software. Organizations all around the world are adopting Scrum as their framework for managing and delivering agile projects.

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Different categories of entities opt for Scrum for different reasons. Individuals who opt for Scrum do so for two major reasons. Firstly, they opt for Scrum to gain the Scrum certification in order to validate their knowledge in Scrum. Secondly, they opt for Scrum to be equipped with the knowledge of the framework so that they can do things better.

For organizations, Scrum is the way to go when they want to adopt an effective framework for managing and delivering projects in an agile environment. Also, when organizations want to increase their staff productivity, they adopt Scrum.

As a result of the different categories of people who opt for Scrum, it is necessary to discuss the benefits of Scrum in terms of benefits to individuals and benefits to organization as seen below:

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Reasons why individuals should take Scrum qualification or certification abound, a few of them are covered below:

Enhanced marketability

The world is changing so fast. As a result, businesses all around the world adopt a framework that will help them deliver projects successfully. However, it is not enough to deliver projects. Customer and stakeholder satisfaction are equally important in all projects, no matter the project scale. Due to this fact, organizations look for people who have the requisite know-how of how to manage and deliver projects that will meet the expectation of customers. Scrum-certified professionals have the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to deliver successful projects. Consequently, Scrum-certified professionals are high on demand.

As a globally-recognized agile certification, Scrum increases your chances of getting employed in any part of the world.

Increased earning potential

As the saying goes, ‘you can’t give what you don’t have‘, so it is in the business world. With the Scrum qualification, you can prove that you have what it takes to deliver projects in an agile environment. In other words, the Scrum qualification proves that you can work effectively in an ambiguous, uncertain and complex environment. when you have theses sough-after-for qualities by employers, you are able to increase your bargaining power and, ultimately, how much you will be paid.

Enhanced communication

Knowledge of the Scrum framework gives professionals a common language to communicate with. As a result, it becomes easy and fun to work with others, while achieving better results.

Increased confidence

Knowledge of Scrum helps you to deliver better results, thus increasing your confidence. Your confidence increases when you become more aware of your actions and their impact. As you know, nothing else gives confidence as knowledge.

Enhanced leadership skills

Leadership is one of the top-rated soft skills. Leaders take ownership of what has been given to them. Interesting, leaders always get things done! When you understand Scrum, it will help you to hone your leadership skills. As a result, you are able to take on more challenging responsibilities.

The following are some of the benefits or advantages of Scrum to organizations:

Increased revenue

Most organizations increase their revenue when they embark and successfully deliver projects. For instance, big corporations like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, etc. have attained enviable heights within a short period of time. The reason for this is that they continuously come up with new products and services through the successful delivery of projects.

When an organization adopts and implements a methodical way of carrying out projects, it becomes easy to meet the expectations of customers and stakeholders. Consequently, the organization will continue to deliver value to customers, thereby increasing revenue.

Reduced cost

“…We want to cut down cost by X%” is often the problem of most organizations. Given the high level of unpredictability and complexities in the business world, there is a need for a framework for delivering projects. Knowledge of Scrum helps organizations to set-up the right foundation and approach for effective project delivery. With the Scrum framework, organizations will avoid working haphazardly, thereby reducing cost.

Enhanced communication among members staff

When constant communication and collaboration are not encouraged, people work in silos. Strained relationships among members of staff are caused by a breakdown in communication. Sadly, this can be frustrating and unproductive. Scrum encourages continual collaboration and communication among members of staff or teams. As a result, the teams can achieve more and thus deliver better results.

Increased staff productivity

According to Barack Obama “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually, you’ll make progress”. Firstly, the right path or foundation must be set. To set the right foundation,  employees need to know what the Scrum framework is all about. Therefore, when you train your members of staff, it will help them understand and apply the framework. When this is done, they are able to increase their capacity to deliver more results.

Enhanced competitive advantage

We live in a highly competitive world. The needs of customers and stakeholders are not static but change every time. To accommodate and rapidly respond to change, there is a need for you to adopt and implement a framework. With Scrum, you are certain that you’ll always meet the expectations of customers. Consequently, you will stay ahead of your competitors.

From the aforementioned discussion on the benefits of Scrum to individuals and organizations, it is obvious that you or your organization should not waste a second thinking about whether to take the course or not. The question you should ask is ‘how do I get started?’ Scrum is the way to go! Get the knowledge of Scrum, adopt and implement it, and create a competitive advantage for yourself and your organization.

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