The concepts of delighting your customer, continuous improvement, and self-organized team don’t only live within an Agile project. Some projects based on scope, internal culture, rules and processes require different approaches. But a different approach should not stop professionals for practicing “Agile” values.
It is a principle of Project Management that every project will produce something of value for the Sponsor (Business Value). This value can be strategic (e.g. creating a new market; improved customer retention) or tactical (e.g. adding new function to a system; optimizing business process). While the Business Value of a project is always implicit, it is often not clearly defined at the start of a project. This is a mistake. Without this information, the project manager is left without important guidance on how to plan and execute the project, and realization of intended Business Value is placed at risk. Click to continue »