According to its definition agile methodology is often used as an alternative to traditional project management.
Its purpose is helping teams respond to unpredictable situations that often occur during the process of executing the project.
At first agile methodology was mostly used in software development, but now more and more non-software companies use it, especially those that tend to work with unique projects.
Agile model has earned its popularity because it’s flexible, leaves enough space for creativity and changes even on the last stages of the project execution and provides a number of opportunities to assess the direction of your project throughout its development life cycle using features that agile provides new tasks can be added, deleted and reassigned according to the needs of the project at any moment.
And let’s face it: projects rarely go according to the plans.
Too many things can go wrong: you could run out of the budget, requirements of your client might change, or project could simply lose its topicality.
In this situation, managers need to modify the project as soon as possible and agile technologies allow doing just that.
Let’s take a look at the factors that make agile suitable for unique projects:
- It allows working with the project where you can’t specify all the requirements of the client in advance. This is the case with most software development projects, by the way.
- If you can’t predict what kind of activities, tools, and processes will be involved in carrying out the project.
- If you know that it might be required for you to revisit the stage of the project that you have already completed.
- It is also suitable for those projects that are sensitive to changes and development of certain fields.
For instance, you might need to carry out another survey if you are working on marketing development of a new product, or you might need to add a new feature to your software to keep up with a competitive company that has just launched a similar product with that feature.
- If you know that your project is going to require interactions with clients and that they might change their requirement in the process.
One of the examples of how Agile can be used in all kinds of projects is Comindware work management software.
This system makes project management as easy as it could be thanks to its flexibility and usability.
Using it makes creating workflows and assigning tasks fast and simple and you can always make changes even in ongoing process, which allows your project to stay relevant.
Workflow software also brings more visibility into the process, so from now on you can prevent small bumps on the road from turning into serious troubles that can drown the project.
And lastly, sometimes clients are insistent on keeping everything under control, and a collaborative feature that this software offers allows them being a part of the process and make it easier for them to track the project in real-time.
Thanks to the fact that this software can be customized according to the needs of your company, you can reorganize working process in your departments.
So it doesn’t really matter what kind of project you are planning, or maybe you just want to help your IT department work more efficiently or improve hr automation, agile technologies will allow you to do just that.