5 common mistakes of tech team leaders
The role of a tech team leader is crucial for an effective implementation of a project. It requires not only a deep knowledge of technology, but quite often having so-called "soft skills".
Scrum is a very common framework for project management. It is often used in IT projects. Its main advantages are efficiency in team management, control over the entire process and the possibility of constant monitoring of the progress. The question is, is it an ideal method of project management? Well, that’s a good question.
Scrum has many followers, and I’m one of them. However, you can not be indifferent to the negative rumors you might have encountered about this framework. Recently, I have met with a colleague that has a very disapproving opinion on Scrum. This motivated me to write this article.
This article is addressed to all project managers who often face the dilemma of choosing the right project management methodology. In the case of Scrum, I appreciate it for the possibility of a relatively quick start of the project, ease of building a team and its transparent process. However, I think that the effectiveness of the Scrum methodology is strongly influenced by people who develop the project. Their understanding of the product's needs, their knowledge and their commitment are the fundamentals for a project’s success.
Before I go into a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of Scrum, I want to remind you about the basic division of roles in this type of projects:
1. Scrum Master - runs and supervises the team and maintains the appropriate motivation of all project members.
2. Product Owner - a person representing the client side.
3. Development team - a team responsible for product delivery.
Ok, we are done with the theoretical part. Now let's talk facts. I prepared a list for and against the Scrum methodology. I've outlined all the advantages and disadvantages of this solution, which should help you make the best decision for your project.
Scrum is not an ideal methodology for all kinds of projects, but I still recommend you use it. Especially when you are responsible for IT projects. If you plan all the work thoroughly, you have a greater chance to achieve high efficiency and be successful.
Consider all the pros and cons that I have mentioned here and think about whether your project meets the criteria that will allow the effective development of the project using Scrum. If you correctly identify your needs and possible threats, I am convinced that Scrum will help you achieve success.
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