Congrats to IHIE’s Systems Integration team on completing their 100th Sprint in early November, a major milestone in Scrum Project Management.

(Pictured from left: Nate Watson, Josh Ingram, Holly Walls, Amanda Tanner, Tia Tragesser)

(Pictured from left: Nate Watson, Josh Ingram, Holly Walls, Amanda Tanner, Tia Tragesser)

For those who aren’t as familiar with Scrum Project Management, here is more information on what it is, and how it benefits tech companies and their customers.

What is Scrum Project Management?

According to The Scrum Guide, Scrum is defined as, “A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.” Scrums help to provide framework for product development and are intended to be lightweight, simple to understand, and difficult to master. The Scrum framework has been around since the early 1990s. It is important to emphasize that Scrum “makes clear the relative efficacy of your product management and development practices so that you can improve.”

Scrum project management aims to keep projects on time, simple, under budget, and defined. It helps define the roles of those involved in the project, including the Team, the Scrum Master or Project Manager, and the Product Owner or Product Manager. Meetings are prearranged and include Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, and Retrospective. Lastly, artifacts are defined and include Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, and Burndown Charts. Scrum project management keeps teams flexible to adapt to changing customer needs, which maximizes efficiency.

What are Sprints in scrums?

Sprints, prescribed scrum events, are a two-week development cycle for when a product or part of a product is created. They are kept to two weeks to keep the product on scope and in progress. Sprints have well-defined goals and outputs to  help development teams remain flexible yet focused on deliverables.


How does Scrum project management benefit tech companies?

This type of project management is popular within IT departments because it increases team satisfaction by having defined steps and goals within projects and aligns the team while allowing each role to deliver quality work. It keeps the team on target and allows for agile project management.

How does Scrum project management benefit customers?

Scrum project management benefits customers by maximizing responsiveness and providing transparency to stakeholders. By breaking development cycles down into shorter Sprints, development teams can remain productive and responsive to the needs of the client, without the project growing out of hand.

Again, congrats to our SI Team on their accomplishment!