Agile – a clear path leading to success

Why Agile?

Transparency, flexibility, trust

We believe that an atmosphere of shared understanding is the essential ingredient for a successful project. By involving clients in as much  as the Scrum process as possible, we can literally show them the value they’re getting step by step.

Better scope management

Our goal is to ship as many business-value-generating features as possible within the budget, and mesh that with the client’s goal to maximize their return on investment.  The Agile process helps to involve both components in the process from start to finish, and together we strive to make each feature as close to perfection as possible.

Lower opportunity cost

By making day-to-day changes we demystify complex tasks as well as validate assumptions through user testing and the use of “living requirements” instead of getting into analysis-paralysis with pre-defined documentation.

Less waste

Our environment of  learning and flexibility allows us to put changes into practice and identify and eliminate waste effectively and efficiently.

Process overview

Workshop

The most successful way to start any new relationship is through a comprehensive, engaging and detailed-oriented Workshop session. This will ensure full engagement for both teams and help to avoid any unexpected surprises.

By defining every aspect of your project we are able to ensure that everyone is clear on the following:

  • Your business goals
  • The business context
  • The Magento platform and process flow
  • Defined actions and responsibilities
  • Identified risks
  • Project priorities and future needs
  • Success criterias

The result of this process will give a detailed technical specification produced from the perspective of parties that will follow the project.

Project phases

Initiation

Project team develops business case and vision of each release as well as assembles the team and identifies roles.
Deliverables: scrum release charter and high-level release plan.

Product Backlog

Project team re-evaluates priorities and prepares estimates.
Deliverables: product backlog.

Sprint Planning

Project team develops sprint goals by splitting selected backlog items into smaller tasks and allocating them to project members.
Deliverables: sprint backlog and work plan.

Development

Agile Development ensures that ideas, development, and client acceptance are aligned continuously.

Sprint Monitoring and Scrum meetings

PM is responsible for daily overviews and risk identification. Stand–up meetings are organised to achieve commitment from each team member.

Product increment

During this phase, the project team makes necessary changes and micro-process discovery.
Deliverables: sprint backlog, test cases and results.

Sprint review

Team identifies delivered functionality and prioritizes backlog.
Deliverables: updated project and sprint backlogs.

Scrum Retrospective

Team discusses possible process improvements and most vexing problems (Kaizen).
Deliverables – lessons learned.

Cost to manage change

The top 3 reasons people choose Agile

Ability to manage changing priorities

Increased team productivity

Improved project visibility

Source: 10th Annual State of Agile Report 2016

How to manage success?

On-time delivery

Product quality

Customer/user satisfaction

Business value

Productivity

Predictability

Source: 10th Annual State of Agile Report 2016