The need to streamline, make it more flexible without losing effectiveness the project management was born 15 years ago. The aim was to simplify the software development process by emphasizing inefficient practices such as heavy documentation, excessive meetings and rigid adherence to the process. The pillars of the Agile system are as follows:
Individuals and interactions on processes and tools
Working software on complete documentation
Collaboration with the client for contract negotiation
Respond to change after following a plan
A fitting definition of Agile is an iterative development methodology that enhances communication and human feedback, adapting to changes and producing work results.
Iterative: which means that it consists of pieces (sprints), with each sprint building and improving the lessons learned from the previous sprint.
Mindset: means that the agile approach is not a standard methodology, but a way of rethinking the projects so that they can be personalized, customized but structured in the simplest and most effective way possible
Effective communication: The agile management of the project is based on efficient documentation communication, trying to avoid complicated e-mail chains or excessive meetings.
This type of approach becomes fundamental in a sector such as Manufacturing, where flexibility is necessary so that the production cycle is always effective, efficient and does not suffer delays or slowdowns in production itself. According to Gartner, projects developed with agile methodology are 28% more effective than non-agile ones.
By integrating a methodology with an all-in-one solution like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations dedicated to manufacturing support, it is possible not only to create quality projects, but to strategically revolutionize the company itself.
Each product project can be stored in the cloud, with all the history, eliminating the problem of storage. Another important theme for the Manufacturing sector is the management of the WMS, thanks to the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations the management of stocks and orders becomes agile.
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