Why Agile Methodologies Matter?
In a world where five seconds is a long wait for a website to load, more than protocols, documents, and records… it is agility that is essential. That is why Agile methodologies have more and more fans. I always tell my team that when it comes to “getting your hands dirty” and making it happen, you need a methodology that offers quality and fast delivery and those methodologies fulfill this role.
When I hear discussions about project management methods, the concern with having a successful delivery is so great that it is common to look for the more conventional, traditional methods, which offer a range of detailed processes that do not compromise on quality or delivery time. Nobody wants to “get out of the box”, and perhaps this is the biggest fear of those who do not face the challenge of implementing frameworks such as Scrum and SAFe in their company and prefer to follow the traditional approach.
The PMBOK is widely used in this sense because it is a guide to good practices, a “bedside book” by the project manager as a way of ensuring that no unforeseen event occurs along the way. A more plastered method, where any eventual change requires assessment, approval, and relocation, a series of bureaucratic factors that can compromise success and delivery. Everything your customer doesn’t want. This method is not able to deal with recurring and short-term changes like Scrum.
Communication with the customer is also essential. With Scrum, the company has daily meetings with the client and when the client sees his project taking shape continuously, more confidence is added. When the customer has a question and the executor is participating in the delivery, the customer feels safe. Scrum also gives teams autonomy and gives them ownership. When you have a professional to execute a project in which he has decision-making power, this adds not only to the project but also to the organizational climate of your company.
In the digital world, we need to build, make mistakes, and learn quickly, for delivery of agility and quality. Innovation is necessary, but for this, having an agile mindset is essential.
These are the rules of the game.