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The Ins and Outs of Agile Development
Kathlika Thomas Fontes, head writer of the IT Project Blog, has over a decade of business analysis and PM experience. She has managed numerous international projects and has also developed several workshops and training programs.
There are many ups and downs to agile development. This special IT Project Blog video post goes over the differences between iterative and waterfall development. It also gives an example of an agile software development project. The video is summarized below for those of you who can't watch at work :)
Agile development methodologies place emphasis on:
Individuals on the project team
Producing a working deliverable
Collaborating with business owners/clients
Responding quickly to necessary change
Faster speed-to-market and increased business efficiencies
A reduced budget
Less defects in the final product
Fewer “surprises” (scope changes)
When change comes so quickly, it is difficult to avoid resistance from stakeholders and complications to end user training
Because agile methods are not process-oriented and require quick response to change, a lack of documentation is often a primary characteristic
A customer story from NuWave Technologies shows just how successful agile software development projects can be. A US government agency had 23 disparate databases that needed to be consolidated into a single data store. NuWave completed this project in phases:
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Thank you for viewing the IT Project Blog's latest project management video! You know, there are so many outsourcing tips out there that I decided to cut down the list to the most important and most agreed upon--and of course I added insight from my own project management experiences. I hope that this project management video will help you make the best decision for your software development project.
To summarize my project management video, here are the top five outsourcing tips:
For a longer list, check out 31 Tips for Successful Outsourcing. Please leave your comments and questions below!
Thanks for viewing the IT Project Blog's first video blog post! In this project management video, I talk about how to be a successful PM by adopting five simple habits. I hope that you project managers out there find this useful.
To summarize my project management video, here are the five habits of a successful PM:
Well, I hope you enjoyed the video! Please comment or add your good project management habits to the list.