Agile methodologies: Boosting productivity

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” Albert Einstein.

A report published by the Project Management Institute, called Pulse of the Profession, shows how organisations are adopting agile methodologies more and more as a technique for managing projects.

With the aim to boost organisational productivity, agilism arose as a criticism to software development models, proposing agile methodologies as a disruptive structure in the processes.

Every day, our business goals force us to face new challenges so that they are in line with the needs of our environment, our clients and our collaborators. Therefore, it is essential to anticipate and evolve at the same speed as the competition, which might not necessarily be well-established companies, but also startups.

What we know as the main pillars of building a project—beginning, planning, execution, follow-up and closing— is still valid. However, agile methodologies offer a new perspective in which projects must adapt to certain characteristics that are relative to the context, the degree of stability, the frequency of deliveries, the strategies and the communication methods and, thus, define the work methodology. This is demonstrated in two reports about project management: Pulse of the profession, by the PMI, and Chaos Report, by the Standish Group.

Would you like to learn more about it?

You are welcome to watch the following video from Agile Communication Consultancy’s founder, Anne Cantelo, during her presentation called Agile Methodology: Innovation in the way we work.