Agile Project Management: Best Practices and Methodologies

What is Agile Project Management?

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over adherence to rigid plans

Why Choose Agile?

  • Agile processes stem from mutual understanding and agreement between product leaders and development teams on overarching product goals.
  • They increase team engagement, which leads to higher engineer job satisfaction and retention rates.
  • They are oriented towards short-term goals that culminate in demonstrable results.
  • They give continued updates as product development iteration goals are hit, allowing for subsequent adjustment in prioritization.
  • They are highly adaptable, allowing for regular adjustments to reorient priorities if any issues arise.
  • They facilitate a careful, but a quickly determined balance between the product backlog, prioritized goals, sprints of work, ongoing review, adaptation, and dev. project retrospectives.
  • They provide empowerment for small, multidisciplinary teams of professionals to work together to contribute expertise at their highest potential.
  • They encourage the proactive escalation of “blockers” to development progress, so issues can be addressed as soon as possible to avoid surprises which, if suppressed or ignored, could otherwise result in project delays.
  • They result in proven higher productivity rates, which keeps development teams accountable to scheduled deadlines while minimizing ease and passing the efficiency savings onto enterprise development partners.

SitePen’s Approach to Agile Methodology

Project Scoping

1) Requirements gathering

2) Sprint Planning

3) Sprint!

4) Stand Up

5) Sprint Demo

6) Sprint Retrospective

7) Project Retrospective

Core Agile Project Management Principles

Moving Forward with Agile

  • Full-stack JavaScript & TypeScript Development
  • Software architecture consulting
  • UI |UX Design
  • Modernizing legacy software systems
  • Rescuing failing projects
  • Technical advisement

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