Daptiv has launched Daptiv Scrum, an Agile solution for managing, tracking, and measuring application development projects. Daptiv Scrumn is designed to provide higher-level insight into Scrum processes from a business perspective. Scrum reduces project risk by providing immediate feedback on project successes or roadblocks, and organizations developing internal applications and software firms both use it. Daptiv's solution streamlines the feedback process, providing management tools for the ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Developer, while also giving executives and business stakeholders insight into how developers' Scrum projects are mapping to the overall goals of the business.
Scrum is considered an Agile and iterative methodology because it is based on active communication among team members, and organizes work into "sprints" that give development and business teams the flexibility to respond to business demands and project execution realities. Daptiv Scrum enables application development teams to better manage their existing Agile Scrum methodologies with a solution that was initially developed for and implemented by Daptiv's own IT department. Daptiv developed this offering to give companies an innovative and effective way to best manage this smart and streamlined approach to segmented sprints of IT project development.
Daptiv, itself a Scrum shop, tapped its own experience with Scrum tools for developers before creating Daptiv Scrum. "Initially, our developer team had implemented another Scrum solution but after finding that it didn't adequately meet our needs, we decided to use the Daptiv platform to create a more efficient way to manage our Scrum projects," said Chris Lynch, VP of engineering, Daptiv. "Before implementing Daptiv Scrum, our development work was isolated from the rest of the business, even though business was inextricably linked to that work. We feel we've really taken Scrum management to the next level by being able to tie our work back to the needs of the business and give executives a view of how our development projects are performing. We've escaped from Scrum Island, and we want to help other organizations escape too."
A common challenge to organizations using Scrum or another agile methodology for application development is that the business side can be left in the dark about the progress of Scrum teams. Because Scrum relies less on formal planning and documentation at the front end of the process than traditional or "waterfall" software development methods, the methodology actually requires more careful and explicit tracking on the back end in order to share progress clearly with business stakeholders.
Daptiv Scrum is priced at $35/user/month as on-demand subscription service.