Many of us have probably heard about Agile project management. It’s a more modern approach to project management and is very popular among software development teams. Unlike traditional project management, Agile follows a non-linear process and focuses more on teamwork, collaboration, and flexibility than a strict sequence of activities.
We asked our team members what they think and how they like using Agile project management. Here is a short Q&A:
The biggest advantages of working with Agile (Scrum) project management
You have a clear structure of team processes. Each sprint process is also improving because Scrum has a big focus on improving processes in a team. You can plan projects, and estimates become more accurate. Using Scrum, you can say which work will be done after it. Also, Scrum forces to communicate more within a team. By doing this, tasks are completed faster because if one member is stuck, you will know that -at the latest – at daily stand-up (and not after x days). Also, the client (product owner) is more included as well. This helps to clarify what should be done.
The biggest disadvantages of working with agile (Scrum) project management
You will have more team meetings. Sometimes it can give the impression of being a bit too much, but it creates more value.
Does Agile project management fit every person?
It will fit every person who is working in a team. Because without communication working in a team is no successful. Scrum helps to improve communication and process.
Can you start working with Agile (Scrum) project management at any stage of the project?
Yes. It does not matter at which stage you are. Because the nature of Scrum is based on iterations. You can start your first iteration whenever you want.
Anyone who has ever been involved with Agile project management knows the benefits of more control, increased flexibility, and continuous improvement. Across a range of organizations seen as innovators in technology and practices, 53% employ at least one Agile methodology technique. That says a lot.