Is Agile Project Management Only for Software?
While the Agile methodology was initially designed for software development, it has evolved to encompass many types of projects.
The tenets of Agile are more suited to projects that result in concrete deliverables rather than services. However, since Agile uses an iterative and incremental approach to product development, you can structure any project to be more flexible and adaptive to changes.
Any of the following types of projects can benefit from using Agile:
- Projects with fast-changing deliverables
- Projects that evolve or lack clear scope and requirements at the beginning
- Projects that require frequent customer interaction and collaboration with external parties
- Projects focused on innovation and continual improvements
- Projects with many interdependent tasks and teams that need to work closely together
- Projects that require building a prototype before the final deliverable
- Projects that must be able to act on feedback during development