Join Kelley OConnell for an in-depth discussion in this video Making the agile paradigm shift, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- Okay. So you've decided you're going to try Agile.…That's great, but what does it really mean?…It's definitely changing more than just the processes.…It's changing the way everyone thinks.…That's the big paradigm shift.…It's kind of like going from a flip phone…on which you can make and take calls…to a smartphone on which you can do that,…surf the net, many other things.…In any project management methodology,…we rely on the triple constraints.…These are time, cost, and scope.…
These are visualized as a triangle…with each element at one corner.…The definition of success is to keep all three things…in perfect balance throughout the project.…In waterfall, this meant that the list of features…to deliver were at the top of the triangle and were fixed.…That's why any change to scope…required such rigorous approval.…At the bottom of the triangle were time and cost.…As features needed to be changed,…this is where the process flexed.…It took longer and cost more.…
While cost and time are flexible,…they aren't easy to alter.…
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- Name three elements that are part of agile project management.
- Explain how an emphasis on customer collaboration over contract negotiation impacts profit margin.
- Recognize an environmental factor that can impede the transition to agile project management.
- List three questions that are a standard part of a daily standup meeting.
- Identify the first step in gaining executive support for an agile effort.
- Determine the ideal length for an agile project.
- Recall the primary goals of Sprint Zero.