Kamaleidos is part of the growing trend where organizations require accelerated change. Whether Waterfall, Agile, or a scaled hybrid project approach, we help our clients develop effective change management strategies and tactics to achieve the desired outcomes.
The project management discipline has two predominant styles:
You only move to the next phase only when the prior one is complete –like a waterfall¹
This approach may be more suitable for low risk projects, simpler more predictable implementations
Agile approaches are based on an empirical control method –a process of making decisions based on the realities observed in the project.¹
With close customer involvement the Agile approach involves multiple iterations to deliver value sooner.
The focus is on people, communications, the product and flexibility.
You don’t take possession of the house until the house is fully ready (Go Live)
You move in earlier: when structure is safe, basic kitchen features, 1 bathroom and 1 bedroom are ready.
While living there, you keep adding spaces, functionality, etc until deemed finished.
The most important thing to keep in mind for Agile methodology is that it values individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change over following a rigid plan or process.
Agile is an iterative and incremental approach to software development, where requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams. To effectively apply Agile, it is crucial to prioritize communication and collaboration between team members and stakeholders, as well as to focus on delivering working software in small, frequent increments that can be quickly tested and adapted based on feedback.
Additionally, it’s important to embrace change as a natural part of the development process and to continuously improve through regular reflection and adaptation. This requires a mindset shift away from traditional waterfall methodologies, which prioritize detailed planning and adherence to a predefined plan, towards a more flexible and responsive approach that values delivering value to the customer as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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