Is Agile Project Management Applicable to Construction?
Agile project management can be applied to almost any large scale project in any industry, including construction. Agile asks you to first think of a project at a strategic level, then break it down into tasks. This practice of segmenting a project into bite-sized chunks helps ensure frequent and consistent delivery. It also enables you to structure any project to be more adaptive to changes.
Say that your project is to build a single-dwelling house, and it’ll take four months. You can easily break this schedule down into two- to four-week sprints (or intervals). Perhaps the first sprint will be preparing and laying the foundation. The second sprint will involve constructing the rough framing, etc. By planning and focusing on one sprint at a time, the project remains flexible to unexpected changes such as a sudden snowstorm or the buyer requesting a kitchen redesign.