Step I in Creating an Agile Organization
Agile offers greater flexibility reduced overhead, and faster insight into project management and execution. This flexibility makes Agile ideally suited to managing risk. Our team has used this to develop a proprietary Risk-based Agile Project Management model that literally “steers” your projects around risk, avoiding setback and overruns. This simple approach to risk management can be taught to teams in less than one-day (and requires nothing more technical than Microsoft Excel or Atlassian JIRA).
There are over a dozen implementations of Agile. Ones that are excellent for companies with easy-to-change products (e.g., consumer web companies) can be counter-productive for companies with fixed products (enterprise software and mobile device providers). Over the past 20 years, our team has been using multiple Agile implementation project methods across a wide range of industries and environments:
- Scrum and ScrumBan
- Rational Unified Process (RUP) / Unified Process (UP)
- Extreme Programming (XP)
- Feature-driven Development (FDD)
- Test-driven Development (TDD)
- Lean Software Development
As a result, we can help you pick the best Agile implementation based on your environment: business vs. consumer products; software vs. enterprise infrastructure; startup vs. Fortune-500, regulated vs. non-regulated. We can also work with you to put Agile and Risk-based Project Management into practice at the PMO, Portfolio and Project levels.
Of course, using Agile for Project Management is just the first step in creating an Agile organization. You also need use Agile in Development (Step II) and in Testing, Integration and Deployment (Step III):
We can help you put all of these in place—even if you are in a regulated industry with strict SOPs on documentation, testing and deployment.