IMPROVED SYNCHRONIZATION OF WORK AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN GEOGRAPHICALLY DISTRIBUTED TEAMS
Magneto was founded in 2009. At Magneto, people work with passion to bring ideas to life and create stunning applications for start-ups and corporations. Magneto mainly focuses on e-Commerce, Mobile applications, customized Web applications, IOT, and chatbots. Magneto believes professional service is an opportunity to walk on the path of values.
What were the issues you were facing with Magneto?
Since our very beginning in 2009, we have been pursuing a set of values as definitive guidelines for providing quality service. We create apps that make people smile without knowing it. We care about customers and those using our apps.
Every day is a fresh challenge to adhere to our essential milestone principles.
I will bring to light a few of our problems:
- Poor resource management
- Teams worked in silos.
- There is no proper vision for the project.
- Unplanned working style
- Poor project execution led to a delay in project delivery.
- Geographically distant teams
How has using Quickscrum helped your team?
Our teams are based in Pune and Ahmedabad. Work is distributed among the teams. They are not ready to acknowledge the interdependent nature of work. Quickscrum played a key role in synchronization among the teams. The resource allocation, work progress, and release were communicated through Quickscrum using the following techniques and gadgets:
Timesheet, Resource workload
Help in tracking the time spent by the team members Resource workload assists in optimizing resource utilization. Managers can have a translucent picture of the efforts logged by the team.
The backlog of the project is prepared by the Product Owner and prioritized based on business values. As they are consolidated in one place in the Quickscrum tool, our geographically distributed teams can access it anytime.
The drag-and-drop feature of the tool is helpful for planning and staying focused.
This allows you to define the contents of a release or a specific shippable product increment.
Daily stand-up meeting
By this time, in 15 minutes, PO, SM, and team members will all be aware of the progress towards sprint completion.
Sprint Review Meeting
Where the team demonstrates the increment to the PO and the stakeholder, with focus on the Sprint Goal according to the Definition of done.” The client, after review, gives valuable feedback.
The team tells us about their experience in the Sprint, the good points, and the points to change. This helps to plan the training strategy for future skill enhancement.
Progress sharing on a daily basis, Sprint review meetings for every iteration, and retrospectives help us in proper execution and control of the project through continuous improvement.
In your experience, tell us about the gains from Quickscrum.
Our years of expertise in the industry have helped us deliver bespoke smartphone, tablet, and web-based development services. We chase our vision, not fame and fortune. We have a high level of ownership and accountability.
By using Quickscrum, we adapted our process to the Scrum framework. The overall execution of the project became the responsibility of the whole team. Agile being a tool for continuous improvement, quality was assured. The business values were delivered faster in an iterative manner.
The benefits of using Quickscrum are quite evident.
- Resource management was improved.
- Geographically distant teams synchronized
- Estimation and planning were improvised.
- Teams became aware of interdependencies.
- Product delivered within the allotted time and budget
- No compromise on quality