August 23, 2017

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Project management advice, tips, tools and recommended resources for existing and aspiring project managers.

Are you Considering Agile Project Management?

By Linky van der Merwe

If you are considering to adopt an Agile Project Management approach, to manage projects more efficiently in 2015, you would want to be clear on the trends, the benefits and the challenges that you can expect.

PMI-ACP-ExamWhen starting out, I would recommend that you read my article:

A Closer Look at What Agile Project Management is

 

It will help you to understand what Agile Project Management is, to discover the 12 Agile Principles, the 7 Stages of an Agile project, the roles, the Organisations and Certifications available, as well as Products to use to become Agile certified.

You should think about developing your organisation’s capability to use an Agile approach as a long term strategy. It is not a quick fix. Plan for your migration to a more Agile approach.

Also have a look at the Agile Report from Software Advice with research on agile project management software features that most drive efficiency, identifying features that are most beneficial for companies, their employees, and overall project success. It provides the trends found among software users implementing Agile project management solutions in 2015.

Key Findings

Some key findings from the Agile Report include:

  • 90% of respondents cited both workflow tracking and story mapping as the most efficient functionalities
  • 89% of respondents cited activity streams as the most used agile features
  • 49% of project managers cite difficulty training as the top challenge of agile software

Agile – Lessons from real Software Users

Find below the summary of the Agile Report based on a survey of project managers on what functionality and features of agile project management software have the greatest impact on a team’s efficiency. Before you make an investment in this software, learn more about how your peers are using these tools so that you can make a more informed purchase decision.

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