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Nimble employers turn to agile project management


In spirit, both traditional and agile project delivery embody similar principles and practices that aim to deliver measurable results. Traditional project delivery can be described as a “waterfall” approach, which presumes that the requirements, expectations, duration, activities and outcomes of projects can be predicted accurately and planned in a sequence before any actual development activity takes place. As a result, in actual practice, the following factors generally are significant limitations of traditional project delivery:Clients typically have difficulty in articulating all project requirements at the front end.The ultimate goal is to produce a comprehensive requirements document for sign-off by the users/customers before development can occur.According to Sanjiv Augustine, agile project delivery “is a way of managing projects to deliver customer value via adaptive planning, rapid feedback, continuous improvement and intense human interaction and collaboration” (16). Delivering “customer value” is a key aspect of agile project delivery. Agile project management is conducted through the collaboration of a small, co-located team that usually consists of the customer/end user, a project manager, a business analyst (or the role of business analysis) and specialist(s). Specialists could include system developers, subject matter experts, IT architect and/or the sole person with specific knowledge or expertise who understands how all the project pieces fit togethe

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    IT projects are crucial to economic growth. Half of all capital investment today is in information and communication technologies. This investment creates value through the projects that put the technology to work for practical purposes. This growing investment over many years has transformed many aspects of work and society. IT systems and tools are so pervasive that we can scarcely imagine life without them. The importance of IT projects therefore cannot be overestimated.


    By contrast to their importance, IT projects have an unfortunate reputation among the public at large for performance. Personal experiences – of the “I’m sorry I can’t help you, the computer’s down” variety – have been exacerbated by sensationalist journalism based on some very large and expensive failures. The US-based Standish Group’s 1995 CHAOS Report reinforced the view that project performance deficit is widespread, cost and schedule overruns high, and scope delivered low.

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