Most tech and digital projects suffer from constant and frequent changes in requirements, which leads to high additional costs. Thus turning the project into a losing one or making the product less quality than it was intended, that may lead to complete failure of the project or product.
Hence the idea of using more flexible methods in this type of project is a necessity, as the client needs quick results without waiting for long periods. Not to mention that customer needs and requirements are usually initially vague or cannot be expressed clearly, especially when we are dealing with startups, creative ideas, and digital or innovative products that we don’t have much information about.
What is the Agile method?
The AGILE method is a systematic project management and is one of the latest management methods that rely on a short-term planning process through short development cycles called “SPRINTS” to focus on continuous improvement in product or service development, which is mainly based on people so that caring for people is the basis for the project success.
What is the difference between Agile and Waterfall Methods?
The waterfall is the traditional method of project management and is ideal for small projects that have known and fixed requirements, but are not suitable for long, complex, and unstable projects whose requirements may change constantly and suddenly unlike agile methodology which is ideal for this type of projects. In addition, Agile is more flexible than waterfall which is rigid and the client can realize some benefits early in the project through Agile.
What is the benefit of the Agile method?
The use of the Agile method has many benefits and advantages in project management, as it helps work teams to manage projects more efficiently, while providing high-quality products, and maintaining the budget within the expected limits.
Basic values of Agile:
– Focusing on individuals and their interaction with each other more than on procedures and tools.
– Good products are more important than comprehensive business documentation.
– Customer participation and cooperation are more important than contract negotiation.
– Responding to changes is more important than sticking to a specific action plan.
Principles and basics of Agile:
The flexible working method is based on 12 principles that work for any project or an emerging company or creative work.
1. Customer Satisfaction:
The ultimate goal of any business or project is customer satisfaction, early and continuous delivery of applications, products, or businesses.
2. Constant change:
The change that may occur in the requirements agreed upon with the client at the beginning of the project should be welcomed, even if the change is in the advanced stages of work.
3. Periodic work periods:
Delivering usable applications at regular intervals is more important than waiting long periods for design, analysis, and documentation. The shorter the period, the better the impact on the project and client.
4. Technicians and professionals must work together:
Professionals, employers, and technicians must work together every day during the life of the project because isolation between them will inevitably lead to unsatisfactory results.
5. Confidence and enthusiasm:
Reliance in building projects should be on motivated individuals and not just regular employees.
6. Direct contact:
Face-to-face communication between project team members as well as with the client is the most effective way to communicate and share information clearly and concisely, away from traditional emails, formal letters, or company reports.
7. Usable applications:
The only way to measure the progress of any project is only to have software, applications, and tools usable by users and not just performance reports, periodic meetings, preparation of technical or administrative documents, or the like.
Continuing to work on the project at a steady pace is always the responsibility of the project sponsors, developers, and project users alike to achieve sustainable and continuous development that does not stop until the desired goal is reached.
9. Technical Excellence:
Constant attention to technical excellence and good product design promotes flexible working, as coming up with bad outputs will lead to a loss of customer confidence on the one hand and a decrease in enthusiasm among the work team on the other hand.
Simplicity and uncomplicatedness are the keys to any project. Focus on doing only what is necessary and master the art of minimizing unnecessary chores.
11. Self-organizing work teams
Good design, better requirements, and a strong structure for any product can only emerge from self-organizing work teams and not from those that are directed by traditional managerial methods or those who work under direct management supervision.
12. Monitor and review:
Monitoring the performance of the work team in the project and reviewing periodically is necessary to ensure that a change is made in the way of work, which ensures the continued effectiveness of the team in the performance of its work and the modification of its behavior according to any change that occurs.
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Of these slides we mention:
Agile Project Management: It shows the difference between the traditional project management method called Waterfall and the modern agile method.
Agile blueprint: which helps you identify: value, structure, agile teams, backbone, and roadmap.
Agile activity groups: For the success of the project is divided into specific groups such as Dynamic Strategy Development, Market environment Response, Response Refinement, and Chance Management.
Agile Performance Assessment: ROA: It is an indicator that measures a company’s profitability concerning its total assets, and return on assets gives an idea of how efficiently management is using its assets to earn profits.
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