Struggling with Reporting the Status of Your Agile Projects?

The juxtaposition of the term ‘Agile’ and the term ‘Project’ actually creates a bit of a conundrum.  They may even be contradictions.  However, these two words are used together as a term constantly as Agile continues to make its way into development teams across the world.  This is a big mistake, in my opinion.  Agile is inherently goals driven (think business results, such as “Reduce customer trouble tickets by 10%”), whereas a Project will involve identifying, planning for, and executing specific actions (scope) to achieve a result within a specific time frame and for a specific cost. Continue reading