The agile approach was initially applied to new software development but as time has moved on and, especially in the current environment, businesses are finding that this approach can be applied to a variety of scenarios. Anne-Marie Pretorius from Bizmod Consulting says that the agile approach is not suited to all situations and project leaders need to be cognisant of what approach the project requires to ensure success.
At its heart the agile approach professes to – value individuals and interactions, value working software, value customer collaboration and finally value responding to change. “It is the last point that we find particularly relevant,” says Pretorius. “Changes, delays, and lengthy decision making is a reality for many organisations and projects, and the agile approach allows for shorter cycle controls and rapid adaption.”