Agile Project Management
A novel project management technique characterized by division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessments and adaptation of plans. Agile by scrum then requires that the known project is broken down into smaller manageable tasks assigned to multiple small guided teams working in an intensive and interdependent manner. These chunks of tasks are completed and signed off in short iterations throughout the project life cycle with the flexibility to address evolving challenges as they are arise.
Scrum is a framework of rules, roles, events, and artifacts used to implement Agile projects. It involves various activities: Sprint planning, Daily scrum, Sprint review, Sprint retrospective.
- Product backlog – Defines what is needed to complete the entire project
- Sprint backlog- Activities/ Tasks that should be completed in a sprint
- To do: Daily tasks to be completed Review/Done: completed tasks
- In progress: all ongoing tasks Impediments: Challenges encountered during the process.
We all can agree that it's quite challenging to carry out projects to completion blindly without a plan. Therefore, implementing it using phases is one of the best plan. Fortunately, HCM uses this technique of planning where phases are set,stating when the phase should begin, end and the cost as shown on the screenshot.
Add Tasks To The Phases
Finally,the team selected break the phase further to tasks for each assigned employee. Upon identifying tasks, each employee creates tasks in that phase with the deadline identical to that of the phase or less depending on the team agreement. On completing the task before the task deadline, the employee updates the task end date, selects the task as 'complete' and working hours taken from phase start date as shown. The whole process can be replicated for other phases set.