Examples of agile methodologies
There are several methodologies that can be used to manage an agile project; three of the most popular being Kanban, Scrum and Lean.
Kanban - a method for managing work, with an emphasis on just-in-time delivery.
Scrum – agile methodology commonly used in software development, where regular team meetings review progress of a single development phase (or Sprint).
Lean – a method of working focused on ‘eliminating waste’ by avoiding anything that does not produce value for the customer.
Where traditional project management will establish a detailed plan and detailed requirements at the start then attempt to follow the plan, agile starts work with a rough idea of what is required and by delivering something in a short period of time, clarifies the requirements as the project progresses.
These frequent iterative processes are a core characteristic of an agile project and, because of this way of working, collaborative relationships are established between stakeholders and the team members delivering the work.