Why Scrum In Design + Construction
A Better Way To Design, Plan, and Build
Agile and Scrum are revolutionizing Design + Construction. From mega-projects and infrastructure to commercial buildings and residential construction, Scrum projects are safer and consistently come in under budget and early. Embracing agility improves owner satisfaction, quality, collaboration, and important metrics like average tool time by decreasing waste and costly delays.
We understand that tradespeople, no matter their field, take great pride in their work. You’ve taken years, sometimes decades, mastering your craft. You want to take part in creating the extraordinary. Scrum in Design + Construction leads to better outcomes, happier employees and partners, and higher profits for contractors and subcontractors alike. Deliver quality on-time, on budget, and better.
Boosting Productivity by 200% or More
Accurate cost estimations are both crucial and complex. A small error can mean the difference between a profitable project with a happy owner and a late, over-budget disaster. Therefore, construction estimation teams must be efficient and effective especially given current trends like fixed-bid projects.
This is why one such team at McCarthy Building Companies decided to implement Scrum. Before they started, they could successfully manage two or three projects simultaneously. In short order, they were using Scrum to successfully manage all the tasks on a large healthcare patient bed tower project while simultaneously managing up to six smaller projects ranging in size from half a million to several million dollars in value.
Now, just three years on, they can successfully manage nine simultaneous projects. That’s a 200%-350% increase in productivity achieved with the same personnel. And they work fewer hours than before.
Design + Construction Specific Thought Leadership
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Join Our Next Scrum In Design + Construction Course
An increasing number of design & construction companies are implementing Scrum to gain market advantage and drive the outcomes they seek. As a result, projects are coming in on-time, on-budget, and exceed customer expectations. Above all, teams are able to quickly adapt to changes, overcome obstacles, and remove bottlenecks.
In this highly-interactive course, we’ll share industry-specific case studies, insights, and strategies on how individuals can become effective Scrum Masters and organizations can build highly-productive Scrum Teams that excel in Design + Construction. Students who complete the course and pass the exam will earn their Scrum Master™ by Scrum Inc.™ (SMSI) credential with a Design & Construction endorsement signed by the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland.
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Scrum Inc.’s Dee Rhoda and a panel of industry and Agile experts from around the globe explore how and why Design + Construction projects done with Scrum are safer, come in under budget, and finish early. We also share strategies you can implement right now to give you an advantage and take the lead in your market.
What Others Are Saying About Scrum In Design + Construction
Scrum in Front-End Planning: ABInBev Capital Project
ABInBev produced a case study on a Scrum implementation during the Front-End Planning phase of a capital project. Using Scrum, the team was able to reduce the $50 million total project value by 15% with no significant changes in project scope. Interdependence between team members in the accomplishment of their tasks, resulting in an overall increase in the quality of product delivered. A universal theme among all team members was that Scrum dramatically increases the accountability of the team collectively and the individual team members.
Read the full case study.
Cemetery Road Baptist Church – Sheffield, England
Read the case study from Ollio, The Building Performance Consultancy
The Secret to Gaining Market Advantage in the Construction Industry
Are you one of those people who think that Scrum is for a bunch of software nerds who sit around programming all day? Maybe it’s time to shift your perspective.
Scrum has returned to its roots making waves in other industries from oil and gas to consumer products, and the military. Apart from the US Army, companies such as Tesla and Google use agile delivery methods to improve their project delivery.
Scrum is now entering design and construction with early adopters gaining market advantage.
Read this blog featured on Lean IPD.
Destination For Creatives – Sheffield, England
In this case study Ollio worked with Kollider Music, and its future tenant customers Barclays Eagle Labs, TMI The Writers collective to create a new destination for writers, musicians and producers of music. The project was a critical component of the success of the Kollider venture in Sheffield to bring a tech innovation hub to the city. Using Agile, they sparked something that all involved thought was truly special.
Read the case study from Ollio, The Building Performance Consultancy
Featured on the The EBFC (Easier, Better For Construction) Podcast
Dr. Jeff Sutherland and Scrum Inc. Principal, Dee Rhoda, share why design & construction companies are implementing Scrum to gain market advantage, honor people to increase pride in work well done, drive towards desired outcomes, deliver projects on-time, deliver on-budget, and better meet customer expectations. Listen to the podcast.
Meet Our Scrum in Design + Construction
Dee Rhoda is a Principal Agile Transformation Consultant with Scrum Inc. She is driven to guide individuals, teams, and organizations on their journey in business agility. Dee has personally experienced the positive impact of putting Agile philosophy and practices into action in multiple industries including Design + Construction.