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Agile project management was officially introduced to the project and IT world in 2001 with the publishing of The Agile Manifesto. Since then, it’s become a common methodology. If you’re new to the term, Agile project management refers to a new and faster way of launching projects.
Before agile, the process of launching projects was a slow and tedious one that usually took the following steps:
This method of project execution is often referred to as “waterfall”. The project runs on a one-way track, and there is no testing until the project is nearing the end phase. This means that errors aren’t caught until late in the project, which can be frustrating. The waterfall project method also produces a lot of paperwork, which is a double-edged sword. On one hand, there is a good amount of documentation to show the course of the project. On the other hand, documentation can slow the actual execution of the project.
Agile project management changed project launches by implementing a simple method of execution after a project vision had been laid out:
This cycle would be repeated as many times as necessary to get a refined result. This means seeing results more quickly and frequently during the project life cycle.
At ICONMA, our teams have been helping clients go agile by providing teams and training for all kinds of projects. To learn more about how we can help you get your initiative off the ground fast, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 10, 2018