Thursday, 8 November 2007

Agile development

One of my new projects is proposing to use agile development techniques, as opposed to traditional linear project management. This is something that's been talked about by my JISC colleagues before but I haven't looked too deeply into it - so this has been a good opportunity to talk to colleagues about their experiences.

Key issues and lessons

  • Projects should use wikis/websites to enable tracking of work through the development lifecycle

  • Be prepared to adapt templates for project documentation

  • As a Programme Manager, you may need more regular/frequent engagement with projects - the 6-monthly progress report is not going to be sufficient

Useful links (in no particular order)

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