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Applying scrum and agile principles to team work in academia

from Together in business | Published 3/15/2021

Scrum and agile principles can be used for improving teamwork in a variety of environments.I currently work in academia, coordinating a team that does lab work to generate next-generation sequencing, and needs to coordinate with the dry lab team analyzing the data, as well as the various stakeholders in management and other teams across Europe that produce paired, complementary data using other lab methods.I can see a lot of parallels with the roles in scrum, and I implement most of the scrum events (and other agile principles) to the way we work. The key is to pick and choose what works for a specific team and type of work, and apply it in a way that works for said team and tasks.

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