Agile is a term that cover numerous styles of management, project development and research techniques. Agile is based on the idea of quickly discerning problems in a business model and correcting those problems with a minimum of fuss.
The 3 keys to agile project management.
- Visibility: Agile doesn’t work if someone in the team doesn’t know how to work in an agile space. Agile is all about collaboration and communication. Everyone needs to have a clear idea of what they’re doing, and make sure everyone else is aware. Agile really starts to fall apart when people stop communicating.
- Analysis: In-between releases, the team needs to sit down and have a meeting. In these meetings, everyone needs to come together and figure out what went wrong and what went right.
- Change: After the team has figured out how to improve their practices, it’s the role of middle management to make these changes. This part can be difficult because you can rarely change a part without affecting the whole. Agile managers have to apply logic and a good helping of foresight to make 100% sure that the changes the make won’t have negative consequences in the future.
Advantages of Agile
When agile project management is done right, customer satisfaction is improved because teams will be able to continuously deliver high quality product updates.
Teams will become more cohesive and better able to work together.
Sudden changes to a product won’t result in disaster – and agile team will quickly figure out how to make things work within the new constraints.