Unlike traditional project management techniques which define the project scope, costs, and estimated timelines upfront, the Agile method operates on a continuum. It breaks up the project into smaller segments, called sprints, which gives the customer more feedback opportunities throughout the project. There is a high level of communication between the development team and the client. Agile project management provides a tremendous amount of flexibility. With each release, the customer can see the progress and provide valuable feedback for future iterations. This is much different than traditional project management techniques like the Waterfall method, which waits until the project is almost completed before the the customer is able to review the work.

AGILE PRODUCT also ensure that complete software testing is accomplished with each sprint as opposed to waiting for testing near the end of the project. Since there is an intense focus on smaller chunks of work and a prioritization of key features and functionality, it takes less time to go to market. Given the complexity of the Agile model and the need for prioritization, it is recommended that the development team needs to actively and regularly discuss priorities with the Product Owner while doing sprint planning. Yet not every project is suitable for the Agile method. If the project’s scope is not crystal clear and could change, then Agile is a good way to go. On the flipside, if the project’s scope is very clear and won’t require revisions. When working with software / web development, it is important to consider whether Agile is the way to go or whether traditional project management methods may suffice.

 

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