Module: Understand & Apply Agile | AD SME

Module: Understand & Apply Agile 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
Planning, Corporate Development

From an initial focus on software development, executives have understood the wider implications of Agile for other areas of business activity.

Whether to improve business responsiveness, make applications more adaptable to changing market conditions or enhance the quality of IT systems, Agile suits small businesses well because of its focus on being customer-centric and adaptable.

To decide whether Agile makes sense for your organisation, you need to decide on a case-by-case basis, after carefully analyzing the nature of a product or project.

But what exactly is Agile, and is it right for your organization?

Go through this learning module to find out more!

 

Part 1: Agile Methodology – what is its value in business management?

Following the publication of the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, in 2001, Agile development took the IT world by storm.

To improve business responsiveness, make applications more adaptable to changing market conditions and enhance the quality of IT systems, companies have turned away traditional development methods; and embraced agile.

So what is Agile Methodology, and how can you leverage it to run your business?

Part 2: Applying Agile Methodology in business management: a 10-step approach

Becoming an agile organisation introduces new ways of working on projects and can at times be met with resistance.

To apply these changes effectively, you need to make sure your team is fully convinced of the approach.

So how can you introduce agile methodology and leverage its value internally?

Here is a 10-step approach to becoming an agile organization.

Agile suits small businesses well because of its focus on being customer-centric and adaptable.

But while it offers a great collaborative management framework to handle projects efficiently, it’s not necessarily a solution to all problems or applicable everywhere.

So is Agile Project Management right for your organization?

 

Following the publication of the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, in 2001, Agile development took the IT world by storm.

To improve business responsiveness, make applications more adaptable to changing market conditions and enhance the quality of IT systems, companies have turned away traditional development methods; and embraced agile.

So are you ready to leverage Agile Methodology to run your business?

Take the quiz to find out!

What is Agile Methodology?

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Agile Methodology revolve around foundational values, including:

2 / 6

True or False: the Agile Methodology presents 6 supporting principles.

3 / 6

How does agile project management differ from traditional project management?

4 / 6

True or False: creating a company culture which embraces the agile methodology is key to successful project management.

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True or False - Agile methodology needs continuous collaboration with team members and project stakeholders.

6 / 6

Lessons

01. Agile: Module Introduction
02. Agile Methodology – what is its value in business management?
03. Applying Agile Methodology in business management: A 10-step approach
04. Is Agile Project Management right for my organization?
05. Quiz: Is your company Agile-ready?
Lessons

Lessons

01. Agile: Module Introduction
02. Agile Methodology – what is its value in business management?
03. Applying Agile Methodology in business management: A 10-step approach
04. Is Agile Project Management right for my organization?
05. Quiz: Is your company Agile-ready?

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