Who Uses Agile?
Agile was initially designed for software development project management. It enabled teams to quickly model potential solutions, incorporate feedback, and adjust scope as needed throughout the project lifecycle. This not only sped up delivery times, but it also supported changing requirements as new developments arose.
Today, Agile is useful for much more than just software teams. The tenets of Agile are more useful for projects that result in a concrete deliverable (rather than a service.) But Agile is a flexible methodology that can ultimately be used on nearly any large scale project in any industry, market, and company.
Any of the following project teams can benefit from using Agile:
- Project teams that handle fast-changing deliverables such as technology products.
- Any team with a project that evolves over time or does not have clear scope and requirements at the beginning.
- Project teams that need to work closely with customers and other external parties over the course of the project.
- Teams that emphasize process and product improvement and need a method for continual improvements’ advancement.
- Teams with a lot of interdependent tasks, who need to work closely together and frequently communicate to ensure success.
- Project teams that need to create a prototype before building the final project outcome.
- Teams that must have rapid feedback from each product iteration, before creating the next draft.