SCRUM methodology

Make the leap from to-do to done, with the scrum method

The Scrum method, which is powered by Post-it® Products, breaks up a project into bite-sized modules. It helps to track each task through various stages of completion, and ensures that everyone on the team is aware of progress and updates. It can help turn thoughts into actions, and actions into achievement.

  • What is the Scrum methodology? If you’re collaborating on a quickly-moving project that has lots of moving parts, Scrum can be a big help. It’s a flexible, holistic strategy whereby individuals work as a team to reach a common goal. Implement Scrum using Post-it® Products, it might be just what your team needs to get their ideas out and assembled into a beautifully-complete project.

  • 1. Start with a surface — Dry Erase Products works best!

    Begin your Scrum process by finding a wall that’s accessible to all team members and installing Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase. The Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Product gives you an incredibly flexible space for writing, sketching, and thinking out loud in a collaborative environment. Plus, you can apply it to almost any surface without worrying about damage.

    On the Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Product, draw five columns and write individual headers for each in this order: Story, To Do, In Process, To Verify, and Done. Next, write a complete list of all the functions and features that need to be added to your project. In the world of Scrum, we call these 'stories' — each story is a smaller sub-project with its own associated tasks.

  • 2. Start writing your project’s story

    Write down each story separately on Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 76mm x 76mm and arrange them in the Story column. You can use the variety of colours to colour-code each story note to the team member responsible for it, and since the notes are super sticky, you can rearrange them over and over again as you work through the Scrum process.

  • 3. Assign all of your tasks and to-dos

    Here’s where things start to get exciting! Identify the to-dos associated with each and every story, write each task on a different coloured Post-it® Super Sticky Note 76mm x 76mm, and stick them in a row next to the relevant story. With two times the sticking power of regular notes, you can trust that they’ll stay front and centre.

    Stepping back, you can see your Scrum columns, your stories, and all the to-dos associated with those stories — a high-level summary of your project and its timeline, visible to all of your collaborators. Now it’s time to put it all into action!

  • 4. Tackle the to-dos and watch them get done

    If a to-do is ready to be worked on, the team member responsible for it moves it to the In Process column. The In Process column represents all tasks that are currently being worked on — whether just underway or close to being completed.

    If a task has been worked on but requires testing, the team member responsible for it moves it to the To Verify column.

    Once a task has been completed, it can be moved to the Done column! When your project is fully complete, celebrate by removing any Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 76mm x 76mm from the Done column and setting them aside to archive.

    By incorporating the Scrum methodology into your team’s workflow using these key Post-it® Products, you’ll have a powerful way of ensuring thoughts are turned into actions, that big ideas stick, and that all the small steps needed to achieve a goal are taken. Just follow these simple steps:

    1. Start with a surface
    2. Write your project’s 'stories'
    3. Assign your to-dos


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