This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic.
Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? Where did it start? What does it truly encompass?
If you know all of the answers then you’re off to a good start! If not then the following will help.
Where It All Began
The agile movement first began in the 1970s when it was introduced by a doctor named Winston Royce.
Royce sought out an alternative to the traditional project management approach which was based on an assembly line routine. In fact he believed projects should be managed totally differently.
He believed project teams could respond better to uncertainty if they followed a pattern of incremental work. Today the pattern is known as sprints. They are extremely useful to project managers using agile methods because they allow all aspects of the project to be reviewed and analysed to help discover any issues.
However, there are many things you need to keep in mind as a project manager if you choose to follow this approach. Let’s start with three things that make agile projects different from what you might be used to.Click for more