Using the Agile management methodology means you’ve chosen a method to complete the project in an efficient way by skipping hiccups or the unforeseen. Much like Lean or Six Sigma, Agile allows you to focus on utilizing a continuous improvement process throughout project duration.
Iterations and Sprints – Based on user stories, project teams are empowered to work in a fast-paced environment based on user stories and project requirements. Sprints and iterations are performed quickly—usually under 30 days.
Communication – Especially important in agile requirements is the ability for managers to monitor and control communication between teams to ensure wasted reviews don’t occur. Wasted reviews are anything not pertinent to the project’s success or failure. As an example, the vendor who will eventually build the completed project is not relevant to the agile process.
Succession – After each sprint or iteration, further agile requirements allow teams is to quickly review, change and move forward. User stories again may be used.
Total Project – Throughout the agile process, teams and managers focus on the end result. In this agile requirement, every team’s part of the project is completed, passed to the next team and so on and then offers an end result.
Scrum Meetings – These are best if held daily with a set question on what has been achieved, what teams will do in the upcoming day and a venue to identify any errors.
Using the Agile management methodology allows for a fast turnaround and is best utilized for projects focusing on a method or process improvement. When utilized correctly, agile requirements ensure the project has a successful outcome.