What is Agile Project Management?

Agile Project Management Happens In Sprints

Agile Project Management is referred to as Scrum, which is what ETP uses most often when working on agile projects.

During Agile Project Management, planning occurs throughout the project and you plan in what are called sprints. Most often in IT-based projects you will see 2-week sprints. In other industries like construction you might have 1-month sprints. Whatever makes the most sense for the type of business and the type of project.

Since you are planning throughout the project, you plan ahead of the sprint, do the work and then evaluate and plan for the next sprint. In between sprints, you determine what went well, what didn't as well as what got accomplished and what didn't. You learn from the outcomes and then put those lessons learned into play for the next sprint and phase of work.

Advantages To Agile Project Management

A key advantage is working in intervals of time through the duration of the project, allowing you to see accomplishments early on which helps motivation the team and constituents. 

The biggest advantage is you are able to make changes along the way. This allows you to better align the priorities in subsequent project sprints as well as adjust the back log as necessary by adding, removing or modifying tasks. 

Keep in mind, task changes are done in between your sprints, not in the middle.

Agile Project Management allows you to continually gauge your process, task list and success in intervals, resulting in enhanced productivity and process flexibility.