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20 May

Agile Project Management: Is it Right for You?

If you have considered Agile project management, you may wonder if it is a right fit for you. Perhaps this information can help you find the answer.

Agile project management embraces changes and uses a framework that encourages all team members'' creativity and duties. This system breaks down work, assigns different portions to different team members, and encourages constant communication among them. As a result, the team cooperates and constantly updates the project in small portions. Rather than giving the customer one completed project, it creates deliverables that demonstrate progress.

Benefits of Agile include daily communication among team members, encouraged collaboration with clients, and flexibility to change rather than resorting to a rigid plan or negotiations. It also makes it easy for team members to track work hours.

Coy Yonce, Founder and CEO of Mantis Digital Arts, has credited Agile project management with enabling her to achieve a seemingly impossible work-life balance. "Learning to not only manage Agile teams, but to implement large-scale Agile, was one of the best things that I’ve done during my career," she says in Huffington Post. "I use the concepts for every work-related endeavor to ensure that I’m managing projects, teams and companies efficiently."

Originally developed for software development, Agile is now being adapted to a variety of other industries and departments. It can be useful for machine build, control system design, and integration. Some have recommended Agile for medical device development, since it provides numerous "checkpoints" to help refine the product. The Agile technique also is being adapted for instructional design and development projects. Some experts have noted that many IT professionals are struggling to keep up with IT demands, which has encouraged a trend toward Agile to make sure that resources are being used correctly.

To talk more about Agile project management, or other digital strategies and solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The team at Folio1 is eager to work with you to develop the right solutions for your needs.

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