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Agile Project Management: An Iterative Approach

Similar to the rules that govern agile software development, agile project management is based on breaking down steps into small manageable components called iterations. Each iteration is then carefully analyzed by project teams and any other stakeholders closely involved with the project. The results of these analyses are then used to form the overall direction the project will take (i.e the next steps). A typical time frame for an iteration is two weeks.

There are several benefits associated with agile project management. For one, project information shared between project teams is processed quickly which enables them to be responsive to issues in an ad-hoc fashion, continuously throughout the course of the agile project management process. Secondly, agile project management methods have enabled teams to better stay within budget, and overall have saved teams valuable time as well as costly ressources.

Agile Project Management Explained

It’s important to understand these basic concepts before moving forward. I really liked this agile project management video by Bob McGannon. It’s clear and he breaks down the main elements of agile project management in a simple, easy to understand tutorial.

Got questions about agile project management? Let us know in the comments below!

Don’t forget to check out these posts on agile project management:
Waterfall vs. Agile
Agile Adoption Statistics 2012
SDLC Methodologies: Agile or Waterfall?

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