Our approach to agile project management

Published on November 24, 2022
Last modified on November 28, 2022

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

What is agile project management?

Agile project management is a well-known concept within the software industry. It means that a team strives to solve tasks quickly and efficiently as a company's needs arise.

There are various implementations of agile project management—all of which involve dividing the tasks to be done into so-called sprints that do not take longer than 14 days to complete.

Such sprints have many advantages. These include that stakeholders do not lose sight of the project, and it reduces developer fatigue because the developer has a clear and definable goal for what they must complete.

Last but not least, should it turn out that you are heading down an impassable road, you can change direction without incurring huge losses because you have not completed more tasks than you can solve in 14 days.

We are agile and flexible

Agility is built into 1902 Software's DNA. All our systems and processes support this way of thinking. We developed our own software that we use for task management and we also use AI for task estimation.

Our project managers, developers, and designers are trained to think and act agile. When you work with us, you will find that many tasks are solved 1-2 days after they have been entered into the project management system, precisely because we always work agile.

For customers who need weekly updates, e.g. for very active webshops, we can also automate the test process and thereby save both time and money.

The right processes

Agile project management does not mean that work without processes. In fact, solid processes are essential in agile working.

For example, it is not possible for an agile software team to work without a fixed process that defines how the tasks are tested. Likewise, it also requires that you follow a process when reviewing tasks and planning the various sprints.

The processes must be simple and easy to follow, otherwise they won’t be observed.

Discipline

Discipline does not mean that you have to meet at 8, have lunch at 12, afternoon coffee at 2:30 and go home at 5. Discipline means that you follow the processes and methods you’ve agreed are necessary to be able to work together.

When working with 1902, this means that emails are answered on the same day they are received, meetings and meeting schedules are observed, delays or unforeseen problems are reported and agreements are followed.

Without that kind of discipline, you can work as much as you want but it will never be agile and it will never work.

Agile project management is more than just sprints

All our project managers are former developers or designers who have worked for us for at least 5 years. With the great technical understanding they have acquired, they are therefore in a unique position to solve complicated tasks without first having to investigate how the tasks should be approached.

To ensure that the project manager continues to be technically strong, they program approximately 20% of their working time.

In addition, we have all the available tools so that the project manager focuses on solving tasks rather than keeping track of 40 emails.

With us, it is quite normal for a project manager to communicate with other partners and for us to work together with other software houses so that the project is constantly progressing.

We are agile.

P.S. You can read more about project management and our project managers here.