Posts Tagged ‘Scrum’
This is the second part in a 2-part series. Read part 1.
In my last post I gave an overview of how we started the process of changing the way we do agile development at LeaseWeb by setting goals, engaging our engineering teams, and developing a maturity model to get everyone working to the same standard. In this post I’m going to talk about how we set up our scrum teams, how we get all levels of the business involved in the development process, and how we calculate the cost to provide the most value for the company.
Our current Scrum teams are set up as follows:
- Product Owner – defines the priorities of the team; responsible for the order in which features are built.
- Scrum Master – in charge of the scrum process (coach): making sure the team does retrospectives, sprint planning, refinement, coordinating meetings.
- DevOps – Development and Operations in one team of about 5-8 people.
The LeaseWeb Cloud development team has used Scrum as a software development methodology since 2011. During these two and a half years, we produced a lot of good results. But of course, there were also some bumps on the road. We had to deal with various challenges, adapting our processes along the way. As product owner of the Cloud development team, I would like to share some of the things we have learned over the years.
In the Netherlands, gift giving occurs on Saint Nicholas’ Eve (5th December), with the arrival of Sinterklaas. This is the time when most children in the Netherlands receive their presents. At this time of the year, LeaseWeb is also planning to roll out some ‘presents’ for its customers that have been frequently requested.