At AS White, professional skills and talent only account for half of a successful team; the other half, we believe, lies in an efficient development process that aims at high-quality products, meets the clients’ requirements and ensures time efficiency. Yes, I am talking about Scrum – a leading agile development methodology.
Throughout 5 years, whilst building software development teams in Southeast Asia, we have seen Scrum stand in the centre of many successful product launches. Currently, AS White has 9 certified Professional Scrum Masters who enthusiastically conduct Scrum training sessions for new software engineers. These would allow them to catch up with the teams and maintain a consistent quality standard in all projects and deployments.
Let’s take the improvement of Business Rule Composer (BRC) team as an epitome. In early days, the team faced risks and uncertainties as adapting requests was still time-consuming, and analysing a specific improvement velocity was a “mission impossible”. With the advent of Scrum methodology and follow-up training sessions, the team have taken a turn for the better. Daily contact with business users and regular internal meetings lead to a transparent process where prospects are foreseen and any requirement would be adapted constantly.
AS White have planned to facilitate more in-depth training where our current Scrum Masters would share insights and train talented teams to be the next Scrum Masters. We believe the practice will strengthen Scrum methodology as an integral part in our software development process.