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Arber Bullakaj

CEO
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Bei der Umsetzung Ihrer Projekte setzen wir «SCRUM» zu Ihrem Vorteil ein.

SCRUM is an agile (i.e. dynamic) approach to project implementation that is limited to a few simple rules. It makes project implementation leaner, faster and more cost-effective.

What are the most important features + steps?

  • The secret to the success of the project is the right experienced multifunctional teamwhich is self-organising and meets once a day to update everyone on the progress of the individual work orders ("tickets"). This allows each team member to dynamically respond to progress or challenges on other linked tickets for his/her ticket(s) at any time to achieve the overall project goal as efficiently and quickly as possible. So SCRUM leads to maximum, timely transparency for everyone.
  • Another important feature is the Constant orientation towards customer needs/benefits. These can be external customers (development of a new product) or internal customers (e.g. new processes, IT solutions, etc. that make the company's employees' tasks easier). The person responsible for this is the "Product owner" (in our projects you are the product owner), which defines the desired requirements for the product or project result at the beginning of a project - this is the "Mission".
  • This results in the "Product Backlog"This is a prioritised collection of all requirements and features that the product/project should fulfil (for constant transparency, these are recorded on individual cards on a board). Initially, these are defined roughly and in the course of the project more and more precisely, and those that are not necessary for the marketable product are sorted out. This makes the development process leaner.
  • Of course, not all tasks can be completed at once, but there is a sequence based on priorities and implementation planning. For this purpose, the entire project is divided into so-called "Sprints" subdivided. A sprint is a fixed time frame of no more than 4 weeks in which work is done on the upcoming priorities. So it is planned what will be worked on in the next 1-4 weeks "Sprint Backlog" - these are also made transparent on a board - and how it is processed.
  • For each task, it is precisely defined when the task is completed („Definition of Done»). This results in the concrete work assignments ("tickets") that the team members will work on during the sprint.
  • Within the sprint, there are then daily 15-minute meetings where team members update each other and point out any obstacles to progress. There is also a board for the status of the tickets. This is how transparency is created, which is then responded to dynamically. There is a „SCRUM-Master“who is responsible for clearing the obstacles out of the way.

The product owner is always in control

At the end of the sprint, the team members present their results to the product owner, who decides whether they meet the "Definition of Done". The next sprint is then planned and the process continues until the project goal is achieved.

One of the Customer benefits of SCRUM is improved economic efficiency, because work that is not absolutely necessary for a marketable product is eliminated. This makes development faster, leaner and more cost-effective - and increases yields.

(Scrum-Trainer Kenny Rubin – Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process)

Arber Bullakaj

CEO
Not only is Arber Bullakaj an Innovation Expert with an Executive MBA in Innovative Management and Development, he is also certified as a Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level B). These skills, combined with an absolute passion for innovation, represent a big advantage for our clients’ needs and for the future of Dinnova AG. As a full-blooded CEO he prefers to ‘go all in’ into projects and challenges as likes to act as a sparring partner for our team.