Scrum of Scrums

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The Scrum framework has long been a popular and effective agile development and project management tool, but for companies looking to scale and not just grow, the Scrum of Scrums technique is much better suited for the task.

In this article, we take a look at what the Scrum of Scrums technique is, why it's important, and how we at GoRetro can help you begin implementing it today.

What is Scrum of Scrums?

Introduced by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in 1996, the Scrum of Scrums methodology is one of the oldest and most commonly used Agile Scaling Frameworks. 

Usually employed in groups with over a dozen people, this technique organizes the group into Agile teams of 5-10 members, assigning them all to work on the same project. 

Functioning this way not only helps scale existing Scrum teams, but encourages efficient communication, trust, and coordination among the teams and their members.

In the Scrum of Scrums framework, daily scrum meetings are conducted among the individual Agile teams. Then an "ambassador" is selected to participate in another daily meeting with the ambassadors of the other teams.

This second daily meeting between the team ambassadors proceeds like a regular Agile meeting and is called the Scrum of Scrums.

Why is Scrum of Scrums Important?

Growth and scaling are two terms thrown around a lot in the corporate world, but of the two, scaling is what businesses need to focus on. This is easier said than done, however, and the Scrum of Scrums framework is recognized as an essential tool in scaling your business and generating workplace efficiency for everyone.

Having daily Scrum of Scrums meetings ensures that each team’s outputs coordinate well with the others without sacrificing the quality of communication and efficiency between everyone involved in the project. 

How Can GoRetro Help Your Team With Scrum of Scrums?

Scrum of Scrums is an interesting scaled agile technique where multiple teams who need to work together to complete a project gather and share high-level updates about their specific team's progress. 

GoRetro allows employees to create a shared team or a public board to be accessed by the members of the involved teams, where they can then hold their Scrum of Scrums meeting using our online collaborative retrospective tool.

Plus, GoRetro's various customizable and easy-to-use features permit you to tailor your boards and Scrum of Scrum meetings to match your team’s needs perfectly. By using our agile tools to manage your scrum teams, you can also keep your Scrum of Scrums meetings lean and efficient, preventing any burden on the team's time or bandwidth.

Final Thoughts

Scrum of Scrums is a scaled agile method that helps maintain your team's communication and efficiency while scaling your project. With no additional staff or resources required, it's an ideal way to scale Agile in the workplace quickly and powerfully.

GoRetro is the perfect Scrum of Scrums companion, allowing you to collect team feedback, share updates about the project's progress with other teams, and organize everything in one place. Oh, and did we mention that it's absolutely free? Get started with us today!

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