In an interview with Insights Success, Goran Prijic, CEO and Product Owner of VivifyScrum shares insights on how the collaboration of Scrum and Kanban becomes a comprehensive tool and enhances the efficiency of project management processes. Also, he broadly discusses the company’s core competencies and the services it offers.
Below are the highlights of the interview conducted between Goran and Insights Success:
Give a brief overview of VivifyScrum, its solutions, and services?
VivifyScrum is an agile project management software. It combines Scrum and Kanban collaboration boards with advanced project management features. Users can organize and track their projects while managing their team members’ engagements. With the real-time updates and communication within the application, users stay up-to-date with the changes and progress of their work.
How do you diversify Unified communication Services so that it will benefit your customers?
Many of our customers (users) work as part of remote teams making communication a crucial element for success. As a, primarily, project management tool, VivifyScrum offers couple of communication channels – messaging and commenting within the app, integration with a chat app (Slack), creating tasks via email and more.
Describe the experiences, achievements or lessons learned that have shaped the journey of VivifyScrum.
VivifyScrum began its journey as a simple project management tool developed by an outsourcing company, as its first product. We wanted to make an intuitive tool that would, at that time, fill in the gap in the market – it needed to be simple enough and easy to use but with all the necessary functionalities to manage a project in Scrum framework.
We also wanted to develop a product that would help us grow as developers by using the latest development trends. The most valuable inputs came from our early adopters. Users provided in-depth feedback and we got a clear picture of the direction in which we wanted to take VivifyScrum. Over the years, VivifyScrum evolved from a simple Scrum tool to a comprehensive agile project management software and even today, we rely on the feedback we receive and on the market trends.
The most important lesson we learned is that the market won’t wait for you. The changes are frequent and inevitable so the only choice you have is to adapt and to adapt fast. This is where the agile mindset helps. Regular inspection and adaptation is the most efficient way of keeping up with new market requirements.
How does VivifyScrum contribute towards making the industry better?
Scrum is already a proven framework for product success and therefore working in VivifyScrum can contribute to ensuring the delivery of a product. However, at the core of Scrum is not a product but a team. Scrum framework, in general, provides more flexibility for team members, especially the remote ones. Distributed teams are able to seamlessly communicate, to remove impediments, and track their progress by using the appropriate tool such as VivifyScrum.
Give a detailed explanation regarding the Founder/CEO/Management’s influence towards the industry and the company.
As a co-founder of VivifyScrum, my vision was to gather a team of people who will be motivated to create a product that people would love to use. Another important aspect of building an app was providing an opportunity for the team to develop their skills and talents, to help them grow as individuals and as a team.
As for the product itself, I try to stay focused on our roadmap, without getting distracted by the short term trends. However, VivifyScrum had to be improved and updated, hence the version 2.0 released in 2017. At the time, the first version had an outdated design and the technology that was used couldn’t support the latest requirements. The situation was clear – we needed to bring something fresh to the market. As I mentioned before, we decided to give VivifyScrum a facelift that would meet contemporary design and UX conventions.
Where does VivifyScrum see itself in the long run and/or what are its future goals?
Being the first product we developed from scratch and released to the market, VivifyScrum is here to stay. We still have a few aces up our sleeve and we’re ready for new challenges. VivifyScrum will continue to compete for a secure position on the market of agile project management software.
Considering the rising number of Unified communication solution providers, how does VivifyScrum stand out from its competitors?
VivifyScrum is much more than just a unified communication solution. It is a genuine collaboration tool that keeps teams and organizations at top of the game. It provides not only communication means but features and functionalities that serve to many aspects of running a successful business – from team’s day-to-day work to organizing and managing projects.
“VivifyScrum allows multiple users and multiple items. It enables project management, project tracking, collaboration, and team management all in one solution. It is affordable. It has a clean user interface.” – Elijah Wanjau, Project Manager at Ibuykenya
“VivifyScrum is the right software for business persons or organization owners that will enable them to manage their projects and teams well in one single place. I like using VivifyScrum because of its magnificent capabilities. VivifyScrum is cost-effective.” – Lillian Richardson, Social Media Coordinator at Commercial Bank of Texas
“I like VivifyScrum because it is highly customizable to meet varying desires such as team collaboration and project management. VivifyScrum also has great customer support.” – Alex Wallrap, Director of Content Services at Global SEO Switch.