Shortened scrum
periods by 80% 

Cur­tis Ray,

VP of Engi­neer­ing at Tac­tus

Tac­tus — a young, quick­ly grow­ing tech­nol­o­gy inno­va­tion com­pa­ny locat­ed in Bay Area. 2013 CES “Best of Show” from Engad­get, Wired, and “Tech­ni­cal Excel­lence” award from

Their story

The big chal­lenge for Tac­tus was run­ning projects on lean sched­ules and fast cycle times

Tac­tus devel­ops inno­v­a­tive new touch screens with phys­i­cal but­tons that dynam­i­cal­ly appear and dis­ap­pear into the screen. As a fast grow­ing busi­ness, they run projects on lean sched­ules and fast cycle times. How­ev­er, com­mu­ni­ca­tion between inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teams wasn’t always quick and effec­tive. Man­age­ment and investors need­ed to know the issues and suc­cess­es of the team in a short peri­od to redi­rect resources for quick solu­tions, but they had lim­it­ed project vis­i­bil­i­ty. At a start­up, work agili­ty can make or break your com­pa­ny.

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Scrum peri­ods short­ened by 80% for impor­tant team veloc­i­ty

You almost can’t run a project any­more with­out some­thing like this tool. You have to be so flu­id and adapt­able to meet the expec­ta­tions of today’s mar­ket, investors, and employ­ees.

Cur­tis Ray

VP of Engi­neer­ing at Tac­tus

Their victory

Tac­tus has been able to short­en their scrum peri­od from an entire week to only 1 day

The reduced sprint time gives them impor­tant busi­ness momen­tum. Employ­ees can con­tin­ue to work at the pace Tac­tus demands while hav­ing all employ­ees’ impor­tant work and results imme­di­ate­ly avail­able —because every­thing is in Wrike.

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Their superpowers

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Clear Busi­ness Plans

Tac­tus keeps an exec­u­tive fold­er in Wrike where every major mile­stone resides so that all Exec mem­bers can ref­er­ence it and get the full pic­ture. From there, they are able to dis­sem­i­nate tasks to the appro­pri­ate fold­ers for indi­vid­ual teams, such as Engi­neer­ing or Oper­a­tions.

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Accel­er­ate col­lab­o­ra­tion

Wrike’s Activ­i­ty Stream became a quick, online way for every­one to observe what’s going on with­out sit­ting through brief­in­gs 5 times per week. Updat­ing col­leagues hap­pens instant­ly with­out wait­ing for the next face-to-face, which makes col­lab­o­ra­tion between sched­uled meet­ings much eas­i­er,” shares Cur­tis Ray, VP of Engi­neer­ing at Tac­tus.

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Cus­tomized Fold­er Struc­tures

Execs set tra­di­tion­al “30/60/90-day” goals, and they’re kept in “30/60/90-day” sub­fold­ers with­in the indi­vid­ual team fold­ers. Employ­ees can see their tar­gets and know that all of their effort and dai­ly tasks are work­ing to accom­plish larg­er objec­tives.

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