Common project challenges with working agile and how to overcome them
Since we’ve adopted an agile way of working, we’ve noticed a tangible difference in the quality of work we produce and the speed at which we’re able to produce it.
Agile project management is inherently flexible; it encourages experimentation, embraces change of direction, and champions the ability to adapt to an ever changing scenario.
Unlike waterfall (a linear way of working where a project’s end goal is defined), agile is based on iterative development. The scope and requirements of the project are laid down at the beginning, but these are subject to change and tasks are broken down on a modular level to make adaptation more feasible.
Working agile has benefited our team in two principal ways:
- maximum flexibility
- minimal constraints
They’ve been freed from the shackles of overbearing project management processes and been given the autonomy to create and innovate in a way that suits them best.
Below are some of the common challenges you’ll encounter when transitioning to agile and how best to overcome them…