Not so fast. Before you can say your team is agile, its important to have a good understanding of What is agile? and What are some of the agile roles? Agile project management is a value-driven approach that allows Project Managers to deliver high-priority, high-quality work and look like rock stars to their stakeholders. Its nothing like the plodding, costly and error-prone approach to project management, which has delivered inconsistent results for years.
Software projects change constantly. When customers are expected to finalize requirements before they can test-drive the prototypes, overhead and long delays often cripple the project. Agile Project Management is about embracing change, even late in the development stage. Its about delivering the features with the greatest business value first, and having the real-time information to tightly manage cost, time and scope.
Agile Project Management reduces complexity by breaking down the many-months-long cycle of building requirements for the whole project, building the entire product and then testing to find hundreds of product flaws. Instead small, usable segments of the software product are specified, developed and tested in manageable, two- to four-week cycles.