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Taking on a new project management approach requires determination and effort. Switching from traditional to Agile project management practices is no different. In order to succeed you have to not only know how your daily operations are going to change, but also have a clear focus and a will to go through them. In order to help you out on the journey, here are 7 common Agile rookie mistakes you should avoid. 1 – Underestimating…

Written by: James Wilson Agile process management is a highly efficient methodology, which kick-starts the virtuous cycle of an incremental method of managing the entire process of product development. It helps to manage the design and build processes of businesses in all the segments that aim to deliver new product or service development in an interactive ecosystem. The popularity of agile methodology can be inferred from the fact that the adoption of agile has doubled…

Being one of the most popular project management methods today, Agile has been adopted in many industries. While you most probably have heard of many such examples, some still doubt Agile versatility. Therefore, below is a list of applications that prove this method is not only fit for developers. Dive in to discover 4 industries Agile can enhance. Legal teams When we think about the legal department and its teams, it may seem like a…

Written by: Nadine Rochester Within the field of project management, the concept of agile methods is extremely popular. In fact, many individuals and organisations stress the benefits of adopting an approach that allows projects to evolve gradually, deliver on user expectations, respond to new information and facilitate cross-functional collaboration.  However, while investment in a high-quality agile project management course can certainly pay dividends, it is still worth understanding both the advantages and disadvantages of these methods…

Agile has been around since 2001, however it has only recently became a method that most of you know and use. Thus, if you are just starting out with Agile, you are not really familiar with the journey it has been on for the last 17 years. Not to worry, as I have a short and sweet summary of the Agile evolution just for you. Find out where has Agile started and where it is…

As the New Year is fast approaching and we still have a little time before the festive mood takes over, this is a great time to stop to think and reflect. What have we done right and what aspects of our projects could be improved? While the answers to these questions will differ greatly in all situations, I have compiled some of the most common Agile malpractices into a resolution list for you to look…

Hiring any new team member is a tough job. You have to make sure the person not only has the skills to perform the tasks ahead, but also fits the company mentality and will get along with the current team. Therefore, when searching for a person to join you, it is important to know what you are looking for. Moreover, you should know what questions to ask in order to find out who they really…

There is no question that Scrum is one of the most popular project management practices today. Unfortunately, the successful adoption rate of Scrum is not as high as its popularity rating. Since the method yields such good results for various companies, it seems like those trying it out should do everything they can in order to succeed. However the reality is a little different. Too often, previous project management practices and underlying assumptions get in…

One of the most important tools for any Agile teams is the task board. This is where all the magic happens and thus it is important to have one that not only functions well, but that you like. Contrary to what you may believe, Agile task boards come in all shapes and sizes so you can truly pick and choose one that is closest to your style. To help you see the possibilities, here are…

When deciding to go Agile many teams find it difficult to see which of the many applications will be right for them. And in most cases without actually trying them out, it will be impossible to tell which will be the right fit from the start. However, there is a way of guiding teams into choosing something that will be the closest to their ideology. And if you could, wouldn’t you like to know where…

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