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Unfortunately, failed IT projects are a common occurrence for every company.

We want your project to be successful. That's why we have expended a lot of time and energy into training our employees. This means that we can offer our customers agile project management at a high level, with their projects looked after by an experienced team.

No matter whether an airport is built in Berlin, or banking software is developed in Frankfurt; a project is divided into a planning and implementation phase, with the people planning the project not being the ones who implement it, though. At the end of the planning phase, an exact functional specification and requirements specification are passed on to the development team. The requirements are precisely implemented by the developers, followed by a test phase. At the end of the day, everyone is happy. Or perhaps not?

... software development follows its own rules. Unlike in industrial production, many of the complex factors can't be predicted. Another problem is the rapidly changing market which introduces new types of end devices (smartphones, readers, tablets, watches, TVs ...) and a myriad of trends each month. So it's important to constantly react to these changes instead of sticking to a rigid plan. If you define the complete requirements in a functional specification and rigid design you'll soon be locked in a stalemate. Another important factor is that written words are a lot less effective than face-to-face conversations and are considered final. Even if they are implemented exactly the way they were written, normally you don't get the result you were expecting – a lot of work is put into irrelevant details, while key features are neglected. Without constant communication between the planning and development teams, every IT project is destined to fail.

There are goals for each project which is critical to its success, and which first have to be determined. At the beginning of each development project, there's a rough concept and exciting vision. After that, the project is divided into sections and sorted by order of importance. Each section will be planned in detail, implemented, and handed over to you separately and one after another. Collaborating with the customer is very important – in direct communication with our project managers and developers. This makes the project agile and so that we can react quickly to all sensible and necessary changes.

The most important elements:

  • Constant communication
  • Step-by-step planning, implementation, and testing
  • The most important things will be implemented first

Kanban can be used in different areas. Small agencies and start-ups, traditional medium-sized businesses, larger web platforms, as well as international companies can benefit from its principle.

The Scrum approach: breaking up the complex and extensive development process into small project sections (increments), which are implemented one after another in what are known as sprints (iterations). The main thing here is to deliver high-quality code that works.

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Sascha StorzBusiness Development / Certified Scrum Professional