The Agile Project Management Process

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The goal of agile is to produce shorter development cycles and more frequent product releases than traditional waterfall project management. This shorter time frame enables project teams to react to changes in the client’s needs more effectively.

A project management only has the usual 5 phases which are,
1. Project Initiation
2. Project Planning
3. Project Execution
4. Project Monitoring and Control
5. Project Closure

The only thing that changes is how these frameworks approach these five phases.

Main Agile methodologies:

Within agile there are some frequently used with Scrum, Kanban, and Lean being the most popular.

Scrum

Scrum is, undoubtedly, the most used of the many frameworks of the Agile methodology. Scrum is characterized by cycles or stages of development, known as sprints, and by the maximization of development time for a software product. It is usually used in the management of development projects for software products, but it can also be used in a business-related context.

Every day there are small 15-minute meetings, the daily scrum, that take the role of synchronizing activities and finding the best way to plan the workday.

Kanban

The word Kanban is of Japanese origin and its meaning is linked to a time concept, “just-in-time”. In practice, the Kanban method exists in a board or table (Kanban board), divided into columns, that shows every flow of the software production. As the development evolves, the information contained in the table changes, and when a new task comes into play, a new “card” is created.

The Kanban method requires communication and transparency so that the members of a team can know exactly at what stage the development is and can see the status of the project at any time.

And for others which are also popular:

  • Lean (LN)
  • Dynamic System Development Model, (DSDM)
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Crystal
  • Adaptive software development (ASD)
  • Agile Unified Process (AUP)
  • Crystal Clear methods
  • Disciplined agile delivery
  • Feature-driven development (FDD)
  • RAD (Rapid Application Development)

Agile Advantages:

As described above, agile project management strongly focused on flexibility, continuous improvement, speed, and transparency. Some of the top advantages of agile are:

  • Speedy Delivery
  • Flexibility & Embracing Change
  • Resolving Ambiguity
  • Risk Management
  • Strong Team Interaction

Popular Agile Project Management Software Tools

Here are the Agile Project Management tools, that would help you in the Agile transformation for your projects management.

  1. Agilean
  2. Wrike
  3. Trello
  4. JIRA
  5. Asana
  6. Active Collab
  7. Binfire
  8. Planbox

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