LabScrum is a process framework developed to manage work in academic scientific research. Lisa May developed LabScrum in 2017, in collaboration with Center for Translational Neuroscience research scientists at the University of Oregon. LabScrum is an adaptation of Scrum and uses a system of structured but flexible feedback loops to manage complex work and increase productivity, scientific rigor, quality of training, and quality of life for the teams that use it.
LabScrum benefits include:
- efficiency & effectiveness;
- increased productivity;
- reduced stress;
- landmarks and goals that make work feel attainable;
- increased focus & prioritizing;
- increased knowledge sharing & collaboration;
- peer support and reduced dependencies on faculty;
- community and social support.