The term nowadays became regular concerning the software projects. Agile project management to perceive from a simple and easy to perceive approach is a type of project management where error ridden project management attributes are renounced to make way for a speedier and more accurate approach. In other words to describe in contrast to other types of project management which are often inconsistent in respect of deliverables and meeting the deadlines, agile project management is more accurate and systematic in approach to consistently deliver the specific outcomes as set beforehand from time to time. Agile project management is more a value driven management approach that is mainly well known in the complex software project management field.
In short and cut to the core definition agile project management is a project management that involves iterative approach to planning a project and guiding a project process. Typically an agile project is completed gradually in small sections or iterations as throughout the process the project team reviews sections separately and as per the critiques the insights gained from that section guides the team towards next objective goal to accomplish within the project. Each section or iteration is scheduled for a specific time frame of completion. The most important of all aspects concerning the agile project management is that in an ongoing project the each and every raised issue are addressed and taken into consideration to optimize the end outcome of the project. Let us now see some key aspects and benefits of agile project management.
Changing environment and agile project management
The most important of all aspects concerning the success of agile project management and its widespread acceptance is its ability to respond to changing environment and ever demanding requirements during a project. In earlier time most of the projects had to succumb to the demands of changing environment and corresponding multitude of issues that were simply felt as overbearing as a big burden to overcome. As per numerous statistics a great majority of projects, particularly in the software field failed because of this reason before agile project management took over the software projects in different parts of the world.
Enhanced adaptability and accuracy
Evaluating time and cost of a project on continuous basis is an attribute of agile project management that make the project better positioned in terms of meeting estimates. Moreover, with rapid feedback process and committed schedules it tends to be more error free and accurate. In any agile project changing situation and constraints and corresponding challenges are regularly over-viewed and given priority to address and thus it creates a more adaptable environment for the project. Agile project managers concentrate on real time delivery metrics like velocity, cumulative flow, etc. and thus make the process most cost effective with achieving optimized end of the project results in stipulated time.
Scaling up across different projects
In our world from manufacturing to software development, scaling up holds the big economic key for the companies and enterprises to optimize profitability and revenue and there is no doubt that agile project management truly play a crucial role in such scaling up across different projects. Agile project managers of different projects can centrally streamline valuable feedback across various projects in real time and thus can decrease the costly repetition and wastage of resources while enhancing output through better coordination and collaboration.