“Agile Project Management has at its core, a set of principles that are very effective and most of all practical. Regardless of the industry,” says Jack Milunsky, certified Scrum Master and Agile Project Management expert.
The core principles of Agile Project Management that Jack refers to are openness, adaptability, accountability, teamwork, independent organization, focus, and communication with both teammates, product owners and clients.
“When you have regular meetings, where employees must share information and issues, then you suddenly have this reversal where sharing problems is a positive thing, " says Jack.
In any industry, adaptability is key. Having the team work on project details that are no longer relevant isn’t productive. You don’t want a developer spending time debugging something the client doesn’t care about while features he wants stand by the wayside. The best part of Agile Project Management is the flexible development that meets client or industry needs. When working with a client, incremental iterations allow the client to monitor development throughout the development lifecycle, and specify changes as desired. Agile is a learning framework so you’re getting feedback early and continuously learning and adapting as you go. And when the project is completed the client is always satisfied.
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