Are you ready to fly and transition from traditional waterfall, to an Agile project environment?
Are you ready to embrace the changes brought by agile project delivery? If yes, expect for significant business advantages.
Project management is considered as among the essential pillars when running a business. If you are still only using a traditional waterfall project delivery method, it will be challenging for you to ebb the fast-moving world and ever-changing business arena.
Today, both small and large scale businesses across the globe are already exploiting technology while depending on agile / scrum methods to deliver successful products and services to market and at high quality.
Agile is known by many organizations to be one of the most flexible and cost-efficient software development mechanism today. Agility in Business is not just in software development but can be scaled and implemented across the organisation.
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So, what are the top reasons why transforming your organisations using agile methods can provide benefits to your business operations and customers
ITERATIVE & INCREMENTAL SPRINTS
Traditional project managers are taught to break projects into distinct phases, including initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing. These phases are considered to be linear and are not meant to be repeated.
On the other hand, agile project delivery allows project managers or Scrum Masters to perform incremental an iterative sprints (1- 2 week delivery of the minimal viable product).
When using the agile methods, the users, stakeholders and the entire team are engaged during the Sprint/ Project, instead of the management down to the side working on the project alone.
In a traditional project delivery, the planning occurs at the very beginning of a particular project together with the defining deliverables and test plans and producing requirements.
In the case of agile project delivery, planning happens to be continuous. You have the chance to create a list of product descriptions and features along with the new requirements being refined based on priority and value. It involves the product owner evaluating the highest priority product items and making decisions on what to push forward. Then, it becomes easier for your team to identify how much of the priority work they can accomplish and deliver within a given period.
In the traditional project delivery, you have to focus on controlling the time, cost and the scope. As a result, your team is limited to deviate from your original plan. But with agile project delivery, you will utilize an agile framework relying on an agile team to define various processes as well as tasks being required to accomplish your goals. The agile team will continue to provide input, and the methods are designed to suit the group. Also, the project delivery will focus on the conversations while the Scrum Master will help in promoting the discussion.
Agile development methods promote a cross-functional team that is composed of dependable members from various disciplines. This team might include a back-end developer, front-end developer, UX professional or QA tester and each of them has their strengths, expertise, and perspectives in accomplishing a specific project. From time to time, there are significant changes in the business set up and the competition is increasingly becoming tougher. So, why not consider innovation to your project or product delivery methods?
Becoming agile is a process, but once you are there, the light bulb moment happens and the light never turns off!