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 competences 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.