This is a guest post by Tevis Holzer, P.E.
Picking up from Parts One and Two in this series, this installment explores another level of the Scrum mindset in the AEC industry. When a design team is comfortable implementing Scrum concepts on the individual project level, they eventually reach a tipping point with the number of projects (and project meetings) that can realistically fit in their schedule.
The Multi-Project or Market-Focused Team
Formalizing a multi-project team consisting of members who commonly work on the same projects together offers collaboration advantages and reduces the number of unique meetings they need to attend.
According to Scrum, the most successful teams have the following attributes:
All team members are bought in to achieve common, shared goals that are beyond the capacity of the members individually.
The team has the authority to make decisions. A team cannot operate at a high level if they consistently need to obtain permission outside the team.
The multi-project team needs to have all the necessary skills and knowledge to complete the projects.
Benefits to Applying Huddle Meetings with a Market-Focused Team
[Read more…] about Scrum for Effective Multi-Project Teams (Part 3)