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Getting EHS Done Using Scrum

What is Scrum?

Scrum is a process framework that enables Baron to:

  • Increase productivity

  • Deliver service with the highest possible value

  • Create constant improvements week after week


Scrum drives:

  • Transparency

  • Incremental knowledge transfer

  • Flexibility and innovation

According to Jeff Sutherland’s book, Scrum - The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, the Scrum process is based on a simple concept:  when working on a project, why not regularly check-in, assess if what you are doing is heading in the right direction, and determine if it is actually what people want.

Scrum is a "lightweight", agile framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. Similar to empiricism within the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) Cycle, the pillars of Scrum that uphold every implementation are: transparency, inspection, and adaptation. Analogies can also be made with LEAN manufacturing, though Scrum stands out with its elevated emphasis on the customer connection.

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What is Agile? Why is Baron's Scrum Process framework important for EHS needs that I may have?

Agile is defined as:

  1. Able to move quickly and easily, Able to think and understand quickly.

  2. Relating to or denoting a method of project management that is characterized by the division of tasks into short phases of work, with frequent re-assessment and adaptation of plans. 

Agile concepts date back to 2001 when a group of thought leaders outlined an alternate approach to traditional work practices within the Agile Manifesto. The purpose was to find a better, "lightweight" process for developing software. Early on, companies implemented Scrum and other agile frameworks solely within their software development groups. Giants like Google, Amazon, Tesla, Spotify, Lego, 3M, and Apple implemented Scrum and continue to use Scrum in their software divisions today.


Looking beyond software development, Jeff Sutherland's book, Scrum, The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time shares insight and real world examples on how Scrum can transform and revolutionize nearly any industry. Scrum and agile methodologies have since moved well beyond software with the faster, more innovative organizations embracing the values and principlesAccordingly, we transformed our EHS consulting firm using the pillars and core values of Scrum. Every Baron Environmental team member exhibits a passion for this framework, which brings together teamwork, agility, and our company culture.


Our company operates seamlessly within the Scrum process framework, for every task, project, and operating function. This dynamic approach empowers us to adapt, deliver EHS results, and maximize value at an accelerated pace for our clients. With our team-based approach, we efficiently navigate complex scenarios. By leveraging this framework, we provide efficient project management, EHS risk reduction, optimal resource allocation, and adaptability to changing circumstances.

Baron is Using Scrum To Get Things Done. Let's discuss how Baron can coach your team(s) to get the same results. 


Baron's Certified Scrum@Scale® Practitioners are prepared to:

  • Facilitate cross team collaboration and support the build-out of an EHS culture

  • Create and prioritize a transformation Backlog to overcome impediments to scaling

  • Measure and improve key EHS Scrum metrics

  • Deliver Twice the Work in Half the Time on a consistent basis

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