What is Agile Project Management?

Adriana Girdler

All about agile project management and how it could help you on your projects! Are you confused about agile project management and what it can …

All about agile project management and how it could help you on your projects!

Are you confused about agile project management and what it can be used for?

As with anything else, there are both benefits and pitfalls to using agile project management. And before deciding what methodology to use on your projects, it’s important that you understand what agile methodology is and advantages and disadvantages that come along with it.

What is agile project management?

Agile is a framework for delivering products quickly and efficiently. Agile project management takes an iterative approach when it comes to executing those items within your project framework.

What does this mean?

Every project, within its life cycle of execution, has a standard sequence of plan, build, test, review, and launch.

The big difference with the agile iteration approach is that instead of moving from task to task until you have it all done, it does these smaller sections by taking one or two items and putting it through the process: plan, build, test, review, and launch.

The benefit of doing this is that it eliminates having to rework things in the end. If you build everything at once and then test it and realize there is something wrong, you’ll have to go back and rebuild everything. But if you just do it in small parts, you’re saving yourself a lot of work down the road.

Think of this as a “wash, rinse, repeat” cycle that helps move projects along quite quickly!

Benefits of Agile Project Management

It’s important to note that agile was born in the software industry as a way of having quicker and better output with less rework. However, many other sectors are now adopting this concept.

One big advantage is that because of the iteration approach, items being developed often end up being better quality because of this really focused technique.

Another advantage is that agile often improves higher customer satisfaction because with the smaller iterations, if they end up wanting to change something, it’s not as big a deal as if you had to then totally rebuild and redo a massive part of the project.

Other Benefits, Pitfalls, and Important Details About Agile PM

These are not the only important aspects of agile project management that you should know. If you want a more detailed understanding of agile project management, including some potential pitfalls and more great benefits of it, make sure to head over to YouTube with me to watch the video I created all about agile methodology!

I really hope that you found this helpful – and if you did, it would mean so much to me if you would share it on your social media.

Meanwhile, if you’re really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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