In recent years, organizations are undergoing a radical change in their competitive environment that requires them to adapt and evolve day by day, with the introduction of new, more collaborative, agile and flexible forms of work that allow them to face new challenges. The entry of new generations, such as the Millenials, the introduction of cloud technologies and the increase of mobility policies, means that more and more companies are turning 180 degrees and are committed to new methodologies of teamwork, much more productive and innovative, such as SCRUM.
What is the SCRUM methodology?
The SCRUM methodology was born in the 1990s by technological companies, but later extended to all types of organizations, and applied in professional projects of a certain scale, such as the creation and development of a product. Its base is a self-managed and multidisciplinary work team that performs tasks in short cycles called sprints, and daily meetings of a maximum of 15 minutes, which explain the items made, which will be worked the next day and the obstacles encountered. All the people involved have a voice in the meetings and this facilitates the relationship and the development of new ideas and concepts to improve or to solve the impediments that are encountered. In addition, this space of time also allows to propose changes or modifications without waiting for the final result, obtaining more flexibility and creation of value in the process.
But achieving these goals is not easy and a profound renewal is needed in the way many companies understand labor relations. It is not only a change in the way of working, but also cultural: contrary to the traditional hierarchy in which the boss orders what to do and when, SCRUM teams are totally autonomous and collaborative. Everything is spoken and agreed among the members. Thus, employees become aware of the importance of their opinions and the final decision, which increases their involvement, motivation and professional growth.
VozTelecom bets on SCRUM methodology
Huddle room-workspace-webVozTelecom, a company specialized in cloud communications for companies, has decided to develop for several years this organizational and business culture. In the SCRUM methodology. Gustavo Martin, Scrum Master at VozTelecom, says that “although at first it meant a transformation of our daily mechanics, now we only see benefits: we have increased productivity, creativity and interrelation between the different departments involved, which has allowed us to create more products adapted to the customer “. “We all know that the product is the responsibility of everyone and for this reason, we meet daily to talk about the state of the objectives. , And if anyone has any impediment, we are looking for solutions together to achieve an optimal result.
But Gustavo points out that none of this would have been possible without the use of video conferencing, a fundamental tool to the point that without it, SCRUM could not apply, “our team is made up of seven people, two of whom are permanently in Madrid and in many cases the participants are not in the office to be able to maintain the daily meeting, because they are attending other responsibilities, but thanks to the video conference service – ezTalks Cloud Meeting, this is not a problem, since it allows us to meet daily from our work site , Wherever it is, even on mobility through mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. ”
ezTalks Cloud Meeting is VozTelecom’s professional video conferencing service, which allows a work team to remotely interact and maintain a meeting with HD video quality, from anywhere and with all kinds of devices (desktop computers, smartphones, tablets with either iOS or Android), thus providing the flexibility and mobility that the current work teams need in a modern organization. In addition, it offers features specially designed for the company, of whatever size, does not require the purchase of equipment as a service in the cloud and has specialized support that supports the user in the use of the service.