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Proper monitoring of a project and correct reporting of the progress are key to success and open communications. Let’s take a look at how we can achieve this.
Project & Sprint Objectives
At the outset of the project we need to know and understand the goals of the overall project. What does the client expect to achieve from it?
These objectives are the main steer behind all decisions we make throughout the life of the project.
After all the talk of quality, risk management and Agile we need to make sure that we keep our tools sharp, and that means making time for managing staff at a personal level.
The discussions over the past few weeks have focused on some very important elements for delivering quality and assurance to customers. One element that is often overlooked - the thing that is consistent through everything we do - is our staff. Those individuals who make it all happen.
When we take a moment to look at our staff we see that there's a lot expected of them:
Many clients struggle with the concept of Agile-Scrum. We need to put measures in place to reassure them that the project is properly managed and controlled, and to demonstrate the value that Agile-Scrum brings.
The product backlog is easy to understand. It's the path to user acceptance and project success. Maintaining this correctly shows clearly what's been achieved together what's due to be achieved.
A big obstacle with Agile is that the business has to relinquish responsibility for project delivery and hand it to the team. Yes, that rabble of long-haired, bearded techies is your key to success.
Agile is something many companies like to talk about doing, but it’s not quite as simple as that. To be properly Agile in your projects you need to set your team up with the tools, skills and responsibilities required to perform to the best of their abilities. Agile does not start and end with a daily standup!