Helping Deluxe Beds to sleep easy : a case study of agile project management

Javed, S ORCID:, Bamford, J and Abualqumboz, M ORCID: 2021, 'Helping Deluxe Beds to sleep easy : a case study of agile project management' , The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 22 (2) , pp. 132-139.

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This case study describes the embedding of the Scrum project management framework as an innovation and operational improvement tool within a manufacturing Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) in the UK. The teaching notes inform 1) other UK manufacturing SMEs with novice teams, and 2) students at undergraduate and postgraduate level exploring innovation and operations management/improvement. The case advances our understanding of how small family-run manufacturing businesses can use contemporary frameworks such as Scrum to improve business operations and innovation. Deluxe Beds Ltd is a family SME manufacturing beds and mattresses with a technically novice workforce mainly with no formal educational background.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1465-7503
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Depositing User: M Abualqumboz
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 10:58
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 06:20

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