As mentioned in a previous article, there are two types of project management frameworks—Agile and Waterfall. For this piece, we will focus on the first framework which is Agile.
Before you make the switch to this framework, there are some things you have to consider first. These include:
How to choose the right Agile Framework?
The most important aspect of Agile is collaboration. With this in mind, it is important that you choose an Agile framework that perfectly fits your team. Does your team consist of individuals who are more laid-back? Then, a framework that values sticking to deadlines may not suit your team well.
Agile has two types of frameworks:
If your team values predictability and organization, this framework is perfect for you. In a Scrum framework, the project is completed in pieces or increments. Progress is measured through set intervals called sprints. A sprint can last for a week or more. Teams are expected to produce an output by the end of each sprint.
A Scrum team has three defined roles. First is the product owner. Product owners are in charge of communicating with the customers and managing the backlogs. They also help keep the priorities of the development team in check. Next is the scrum master. A scrum master makes sure that the team is closely following set Scrum principles. Last is the development team. The development team is responsible for developing and completing the product or project.
Teams that prefer processes that move quickly and has clearly set dates will work well with this framework.
Jira, and Zepel are examples of scrum software tools.
Meanwhile, if your team doesn’t mind changing priorities at the last second this may suit you better. Instead of sticking to deadlines, Kanban places greater importance on maximizing efficiency. While also reducing the time it takes to complete a project.
To track efficiency, this framework uses Kanban boards to help visualize the process. Unlike Scrum, Kanban relies on stages to measure progress. In Kanban, once a stage or phase is complete, it’s time to move on to the next.
Trello and Monday.com are some Kanban software tools.
Both Scrum and Kanban begin the workday with a stand-up meeting. These daily meetings last for at least 15-minutes. During these meetings, members of the team update each other with the tasks they have completed, and those that are currently on their plate. Members also report on problems and obstacles encountered.