Agile project management
” Agility means the ability to balance between flexibility and stability.” The 21st Century's market and business environment is more turbulent, unstable and full of tension than any other time and in view of investors unpredictable and dangerous. In this new century, the emergence and development of technological ideas and designs in the form of commercial products will not give you enough time to manage affairs and projects in a traditional way and you need to be more agile, in order to ensure the growth, development, continuation and survival of your business in competition with leading companies in various industries. Along with the evolution of various branches of industry and technology, project management as one of the most common ways of delivering products and doing services has undergone dramatic changes. Increasing pressures and stress caused, the speed of production of other companies, development and transfer of information, as well as increasing participation of customers and their more emphasis on various aspects of project outputs, have led project managers and custodians to seek more agile and aggressive approaches to project management. So that, in addition to obtaining customer’s satisfaction and other project stakeholders, they can make proper decisions and take actions as soon as possible . These developments have been so wide spread and universal in the last two decades that agile management has completely replaced traditional and waterfall approaches in managing many projects in industries and especially in Hi-Tech industries.
Agile is a way to manage projects which can be used for virtually anything, but it was founded in software development. Agile breaks down larger projects into small, manageable chunks called iterations. At the end of each iteration (which generally takes place over a consistent time interval) something of value is produced. The product produced during each iteration should be able to be put into the world to gain feedback from users or stakeholders. agile has designers, developers and business people working together simultaneously. .