This project aims to introduce and implement Agile Project Management practices in SHARE. Although Agile has its origins are in the software industry, these principles have now spread to other fields including Surveys where they can also add value.
This is especially true in the case of projects like SHARE where there is considerable dynamicity in project requirements resulting in a high rate of change and project complexity.
Agile practices refer to any approach, thinking or technique, framework, method or practice that fulfills the values and principle of the Agile manifesto namely:
“ Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over - comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over - contract negotiation
Responding to change over - following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.”
This project involves training and implementation of practices like Kanban to structure the meetings/communication as well as the implementation of SCRUM practices in Requirement analysis, conceptual development and actual Software Product Management of the SHARE survey. As a result, the technical aspects and part of the conceptual aspects of a typical Development cycle of the SHARE survey is organized into Product Teams and SCRUM Teams working together in Sprint cycles. This structure enables the iterative exploration of requirements and incremental implementation. Such a strategy mitigates the risk of rework and realignment.