The Scrum approach aims to break down the highly complex division of labour into small sub-projects (increments). These are then processed one at a time into units of work called sprints (iterations). Sprints usually last for a period of two to four weeks.
The Scrum method is applied for the difficult scheduling of software projects and accepts that the entire development process in not predictable. Just like other project management approaches, the goal is to deliver the best possible results with a view towards costs, functionality, time and quality.
Scrum Masters take over the key role
A Scrum Master acts as facilitator and provider of the project team and creates the conditions for a successful project outcome. They organise and lead meetings and take care of technical issues that affect the whole team.
However, a Scrum Master is not just elected or determined within a project group: instead, a certified Scrum Master is used. If a company is looking for a Scrum Master is needed, this almost always refers to a properly trained and licensed Scrum professional.
The term Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is protected and stands for a test seal from the Scrum Alliance, which was conceptualised by Scrum co-founder Ken Schwaber.
To become a Certified Scrum Master, you must successfully complete a course from the Scrum Alliance, as well as an exam. In addition, a Scrum Master must renew their certificate every two years. This ensures that the Certified Scrum Master retains all the knowledge they have learned.
Certified Scrum Masters don’t have to be expensive
Thanks to the uniform certification scheme you can find experienced Scrum Masters all over the world, even outside Europe. This opens a great deal of potential in the field of offshore outsourcing, especially if you choose to use IT staff from India.
The Asian country is well-known for its excellent IT professionals and has not developed into the leading outsourcing location without reason. IT services are especially well-suited to offshore outsourcing since the work can be done completely online and virtually. The number of open source projects with over a thousand participants can serve as the impressive proof that this also works for complex software projects.
If you are looking for an affordable and well-educated Scrum Master, we at outsourcing4work can help. We are specialised in the procurement of Indian IT employees for European clients.
We at outsourcing4work have used Scrum project management ourselves for many years and consistently apply to method for our outsourcing clients. Each of our clients receives their own Scrum Master who is responsible for the coordination of the Indian professionals. In addition, as the European contract partner we also assume responsibility for the developing project.
This approach lets you benefit from the large cost savings of using Indian IT professionals, without worrying about problems with coordination, communication, mentality and time differences.