In the world of technology and software development, the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) management flow constitutes the key to success for all types of industries. The same applies to the Maritime Industry.
MarPoint offers plenty of state-of-the-art software services which require continuous maintenance and development to keep them at the top of the business field, producing innovative solutions with the highest quality.
Continuous Research into new technologies and challenging solutions which will face various issues in the Maritime industry contribute to the growth of the MarPoint Backlog. Furthermore, another significant factor for the product backlog growth is the requests. Several kinds of stakeholders share their requests with the development team in MarPoint such as the client, the internal departments, and the company committee. For this reason, the product backlog is constantly being readjusted and the need arises to use a flexible management flow.
Agile SCRUM Approach:
Enhancing Productivity and Adaptability in the Maritime Industry
Another essential point to the maritime industry is that the requirements can be changed rapidly and new features appear as add-ons to other features. For this reason, we have adjusted the management flow to an Agile SCRUM approach to increase productivity and reduce deviation errors and delivery time.
SCRUM is an agile project management framework that prioritizes collaboration, responsibility, and gradual advancement toward a clearly defined objective in project management. It is an empirical approach to project management that relies on observation, experience, and experimentation to inform decision-making. The framework is built upon three fundamental principles:
which facilitates iterative work processes. Generally, the work is organized in defined timeboxed periods which are called Sprints. The prioritized product backlog is broken down into sprint backlogs which are the subsets of the total work which are planned to be finished by the end of each Sprint.
Specifically, the SCRUM framework includes five SCRUM events:
Furthermore, the SCRUM includes three basic artifacts:
In the MarPoint software development cycle, we have set a SCRUM approach which includes:
Additionally, the three SCRUM artifacts exist in our development cycle and are visible to all internal stakeholders.
In addition to the above principles, we have set a generic flow for every request.
Sometimes the generic request flow can be modified depending on each situation, giving us the opportunity to improve our productivity and delivery time.
Management with a SCRUM approach in the Maritime industry can offer many advantages by contributing directly to the quality improvement of the Software Development Life Cycle for Maritime features.