A Client's Intro to Scrum


If you are a fan of the game of rugby, you’ve probably heard the term "scrum" before. It’s the name of a play in which a group of players form one big huddle and work as a team to gain possession of the ball.  While we may not violently trample over people in the office, we do use the word in a fairly similar way.

At Ascedia, we’re big fans of the Agile/Scrum process, however, describing this process to someone who has never worked with it before can be a bit daunting. Here are a few key points of the process:

  • The work is cut up into bite-size pieces. When you dive into a new website project, it’s hard to know where to start.  By cutting the work into smaller pieces of functionality, our development team is able to focus on one thing at a time.  This helps keep them on task and allows you to see your new site coming together as we go.
  • The team is transparent. The development team attends weekly scrum meetings, where every member shares what they did the day before, what they plan to do today and any roadblocks they are encountering.  This keeps everyone on the same page and allows them to express any concerns they have that can potentially be remedied by other members of the team.
  • Change is not a dirty word.  Once a piece of the new site is done, we aren’t shy in showing it to you.  Instead of keeping our progress under wraps, we welcome your feedback as we move along.  If you see something you don’t like, tell us!  We will work with you to address any changes you’d like to see before we move on to the next portion of your website. 

The Scrum/Agile process has helped us build countless successful websites over the years.  We’ll always use it in a way that makes the most sense for your work, just as we’ve customized the general Scrum/Agile process for our company.  This process allows you as a client to be a part of the project, instead of standing on the sidelines waiting for it to be complete.  We pride ourselves in our ability to partner with you as a team, and this process is the perfect catalyst in doing so.  

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