An External Scrum Master

A medical company realised that the introduction of Scrum had not fulfilled its expectations. After a few months of applying the methodology, the improvements had not materialised to the extent anticipated.

The company decided to hire our specialist as an external Scrum master. His role was to support change management and clarify competencies and duties. In order to anchor the improvements, he also ensured that the continuous improvement process of Scrum was well applied in every development cycle. Progress could be seen after a few months – the quality of the finished components was increasing measurably and the delivery assurances were being met to an ever-growing extent.

A Nearshored Scrum Team

Looking to build new software, but unable to produce internal resources fast enough, a technology manufacturer turned to a nearshore, agile-based contractor. The product owner and Scrum master stayed in Switzerland, and the Scrum team was in Slovakia.

Following initial setup and the definition of goals and procedures at the customer site, the team returned to Slovakia, regularly synchronising with the customer and clarifying all questions instantly via online tools. Close cooperation was key, which is why the team frequently travelled to Switzerland, and the Scrum master and product owner to Slovakia.

Through a regular and open exchange of ideas, intensive collaboration and strict adherence to Agile principles, the Scrum team was able to deliver timely results, with the Scrum master and project owner always up to date on the project status. This not only improved the quality of the output but also made the whole process structured, transparent and efficient.

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    Recognising trends: An insight into regression analysis

    Data plays a very important role in every area of a company. When it comes to data, a distinction is made primarily between operational data and dispositive data. Operational data play an important role, especially in day-to-day business. However, they are not nearly as relevant as dispositive data. This is because these data are collected over a longer period of time and provide an initial insight into the history or the past.

  • 08.11.2023.

    Why do we need digital transformation for medical devices?

    For hospitals, it is not up for discussion as to whether they want to digitalise. The increasing age of the population in western countries and the progressive shortage of medical professionals mean that without digitalisation, the healthcare system will not be able to provide the quality that patients want in the future.

  • 25.10.2023.

    Mastering the challenges of mobile app testing: Strategies for efficient quality assurance

    Discover the unique challenges faced in testing mobile applications and learn how to overcome them effectively. From selecting suitable devices and operating systems to leveraging cloud-based test platforms, test automation and emulators, this article provides seven essential strategies for optimising your mobile app testing process.

  • 11.10.2023.

    Incorporating classical requirements engineering methods in agile software development for a laboratory automation system

    Traditional agile methodologies can sometimes struggle to accommodate the complexity and regulatory requirements of laboratory automation systems, leading to misalignment with stakeholder needs, scope creep, and potential delays. The lack of comprehensive requirements documentation can result in ambiguous expectations and hinder effective communication among cross-functional teams.

  • 27.09.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part III – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    Transforming an idea into a successful machine learning (ML)-based product involves navigating various challenges. In this final part of our series, we delve into two crucial aspects: ensuring 24/7 operation of the product and prioritising user experience (UX).

  • 13.09.2023.

    Exploring Language Models: An overview of LLMs and their practical implementation

    Generative AI models have recently amazed with unprecedented outputs, such as hyper-realistic images, diverse music, coherent texts, and synthetic videos, sparking excitement. Despite this progress, addressing ethical and societal concerns is crucial for responsible and beneficial utilization, guarding against issues like misinformation and manipulation in this AI-powered creative era.

  • 01.09.2023.

    Peter Zuber becomes the new Managing Director of ERNI Switzerland

    ERNI is setting an agenda for growth and innovation with the appointment of Peter Zuber as Managing Director of the Swiss business unit. With his previous experience and expertise, he will further expand the positioning of ERNI Switzerland, as a leading consulting firm for software development and digital innovation.

  • data230.08.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part II – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    The second article from the series on data-driven projects, explores common challenges that arise during their execution. To illustrate these concepts, we will focus on one of ERNI’s latest project called GeoML. This second article focuses on the second part of the GeoML project: Idea2Proof.