BlueModus Is Becoming “Scrum-ier”

BlueModus would like to congratulate seven of its colleagues who have all recently become Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs):  Solution Lead Chris Bower, Senior Project Manager Jen Dillahunty, Senior Project Manager Jesse Hormachea, Associate Solution Lead Sandro Jankovic, Solution Lead Matias Penela, Senior Web Developer Todd Reed, and Associate Solution Lead Mark Wilson. With these additions, BlueModus currently boasts 17 Certified ScrumMasters, as well as one Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and one Certified SAFe Practitioner.

A Certified ScrumMaster is the facilitator for an Agile team, which at BlueModus encompasses Strategists, Solution Leads, Project Managers, Designers, UX/UI Developers, Back-end Developers, QA Engineers and System Admins. In essence, the ScrumMaster manages the process for how information is exchanged, so teams can make changes quickly.

“I highly recommend the Certified ScrumMaster training for all team members working within the Scrum framework, so that everyone is working from the same set of rules,” says Jen Dillahunty. “I love the focus on a small, cross-functional, ego-less team united by a common purpose. It’s also empowering to leave knowing it won’t be perfect from day one, but that you take the principles and work to get better with every sprint.”

BlueModus promotes and practices an Agile methodology throughout its web development and solution process, which is focused on anticipating the need for flexibility and applies a level of pragmatism into the delivery of the finished product. Over the past few years, BlueModus has begun this cultural shift to fully embrace Agile throughout our Solution Delivery processes, which has included the introduction and expansion of Scum.

Scrum is a framework for project and team management that emphasizes teamwork, accountability and iterative progress toward a well-defined goal. The framework begins with a simple premise: Start with what can be seen or known. After that, track the progress and tweak as necessary. The three pillars of Scrum are transparency, inspection, and adaptation.

“I am very proud of these seven colleagues for dedicating their time to the principles of Agile and Scrum,” says Tom Whittaker, BlueModus Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, “The Scrum principles fit quite well within our organization, where we focus on the value of transparency, efficiency, quality and customer success.”

“I’ve been a long-time fan of Scrum,” notes Chris Bower, “and having seen Agile implementations at other companies, I appreciate the effort BlueModus goes through to engage the client in the process and follow the principles of Agile wherever possible. Being a CSM now, I feel even more confident in my ability to lead my teams in the Agile way, delivering flexible, high-value solutions to our clients in a repeatable manner.”

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