Agile Project Management and Its Benefits
Agile project management, an approach hinged on the Agile Manifesto (2001), is a repetitious take on product delivery that develops incrementally from start to end, instead of attempting to deliver the complete product at a single time. It is done by cutting up projects into small bits of user functionality, giving them priority, and then continually delivering them in 2-4 week cycles known as iterations or sprints.
Teams perform in quick cycles intended for constant improvement to provide what the users want specifically. The team defines work goals ahead of every cycle. For questions about the function, the team communicates directly with the customer. The Product Owner studies the priorities of the customer before relaying them to the team, which then proceeds to work on the items with topmost priority. The team makes an estimate of how long the work will take in an iteration, together with how the work must be performed.
Performance is then evaluated by customers as the iteration closes. The lessons learned in every iteration are taken note of and applied in succeeding iterations.
Advantages of Agile Principles and Agile Methodology
Agile training is an effective method of teaching the organization and team about Agile foundations and implementation methods. Agile training can correct a lot of misconceptions about Agile operations. It can help explain underlying Agile concepts too and explain how the various implementation methods differ from one another.
Typically, when organizations discuss issues with “Agile,” they are discussing difficulties with executing Agile methodologies. Fixing some of these problems can come easier by having every team member (technical and business) attend common training, preferably in a single class. The entire team must get the same message and learn the same concepts, and implementation tactics, thereby creating a uniform language and perspective. Such shared understanding is critical to preventing conflicts in the future.
Benefits of Agile Methodologies
Excellent Product Quality
Constant testing to ensure proper functioning of the product during the development Determining and expounding on requirements in a timely manner Development process to include recurring integration and day-to-day testing Sprint retrospectives to unceasingly improve processes and work Software is developed slowly but surely, and rapidly in cycles
Improved Customer Satisfaction
Presenting customers with the product’s working features Delivering products to market faster and more frequently with each release Maintaining customers’ involvement and engagement
Stronger Project Control
Sprint meetings daily Using information radiators for transparency
Developing products in sprints, with brief periods in between Freedom to apply new developments Adapting to the client’s needs and preferences
Focusing on business value and allowing the client to decide on prioritization of features A useful, ready-to-market product following a few iterations Rapid product releases and gauging customer response