Differences Between Agile and other Project Methodologies

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In my previous articles, I have talked about some of the facts that you need to know about agile methodologies of managing projects. In this article, I want to look at some of the differences between this methodology and other project methodologies of managing projects. Follow me as we look at this together in this article.



Revealed:5 Unknown Differences Between Agile and other Project Methodologies

#1 Informal method as part of project methodologies

When it comes to documentation, agile methodology is less formal than other project methodology. You do not need much book documentation before you can coordinate all the tasks. It all boils down to what the customer is actually looking for.


#2 Iterative

When a Project Manager is using agile methodologies to manage the project, he can repeat same steps several times until it is accepted but in other methodologies, it is always based on a sequential method of managing projects where a particular step is completed before the project can move to the next phase.


#3 Not linear

One other aspect of agile methodology compared to other agile methodologies is its non-linear nature. When you are using an agile methodology, you can go back to previous tasks that you do not perform very well. This is not always feasible with other methodologies that are not agile in nature.

#4 Incremental deliverables

One other feature of an agile methodology that made it different from other methodologies is that it gives room for incremental deliverables. The Project Manager is allowed to deliverables of the project one at a time than other methodologies where you have to deliver the output of the project at once.

#5 People and collaboration

Another difference between agile methodologies and another type of methodologies for a project is that agile methodology focused on people and collaboration. It allows the team members to work with other project stakeholders in order to deliver the project deliverables. When you look at other methodologies such as waterfall methodology is that they focused on processes and tools that are needed in order to achieve project goals.

#6 Respond to Lesson learned

Another factor that you need to consider is that Agile methodology responds to lesson learned compared to other types of project methodologies. In normal project management, you will have to document lesson learned for other projects compared to agile where one can quickly respond to lesson learned and make sure that stakeholders are satisfied.



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