Life at Simya with Scrumban and OKRs Environment

Simya Solutions is a tech company that provides solutions in terms of language learning, exercising, lifestyle, and etc., for many people around the world.

With the motto “We want to enable all people to learn something new every day, anywhere”, that is the reason why all of our applications are created, especially “Learn Language with Ling App” aka “Ling“.


Since 2016, our teams at SIMYA have been working so hard to achieve the accomplishments, and we are still improving to push “Ling” to be one of the best language learning applications in the world!

One of the important keys that always strive and push us for success is that we adapt and apply Agile project management (APM) frameworks in order to create efficiency and effectiveness. And Scrum and Kanban are two APM frameworks that we are using.


Japanese working space at Simya Solutions Ltd.


What is Srcum?

Scrum was developed in the early 1990s by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. According to Atlassian“Scrum helps divide work into a series of fixed-length iterations called sprints; whatever is scheduled for a sprint is the team’s top priority”.

Let’s see how Scrum works at Simya!

  • Meeting in the morning every workday, giving a short update for what we did yesterday, what we schedule to do today, and informing the team if there are any obstacles during a process
  • Bi-weekly Sprint meeting to update in details of a process, estimate what/how/when to do to reach the goal
  • Having Sprint Backlog to prioritize and estimate the time of each task



What is Kanban?

Kanban is another Agile methodology that breaks the work into a small section, helps to make workflow rules smooth, cuts down each project, and estimates the time to finish on time.

At Simya, we use Trello as a tool to manage and track the progress of work in all projects and tasks. It is used for people in the team to see the state of every piece of work at any time by following these basic steps including;

  • Planning
  • To do
  • In Progress
  • Test
  • Done



Apart from the APM frameworks, we also adapt Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) as a goal-setting framework to set an objective and track outcomes every three months which we called Sprint Quarter.

It can be said that the “Scrumban” (Scrum + Kanban) environment together with the OKRs is our method to achieve all the goals. It does not only make us more active but also helps us see big pictures with clear steps to follow.

If you are interested to work in this productive environment, check our job opening positions here.

We are waiting for you to create awesome projects and achieve all goals together 🙂


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