How We Work: Agile Methodology
No matter what an implementation partner will tell you, there is nothing easy about a software implementation project. From decision to action to go-live, there are so many things that can happen that could derail a project, extend the timeframe, or drive up costs, and even if the process looks smooth and the partner seems graceful, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to ensure that a project can go off without a hitch.
At MIBAR, we know the hard work that goes into making these projects happen, and have been in the business long enough to identify potential challenges, adapt, and mitigate risks during the process, and understand that while every project is unique, the right framework and execution can minimize risk and maximize the likelihood that a project does off without a hitch.
The Agile Methodology
An alternative to the traditional and turnkey methods for implementing business software, the agile methodology is often one of the most graceful and flexible processes for implementing a software that exists today.
What is the Agile Methodology?
What makes the agile implementation methodology different? Its simplicity. When looking at an agile implementation, you will notice many key differences, starting with a defining feature of this methodology: Minimal planning and analysis. Rather than following an sequential model that includes analysis, design, implementation verification, and maintenance, the agile methodology takes a more evolutionary approach in which the design and implementation occurs in phases.
Taking a much more collaborative and adaptive approach, the agile methodology occurs in multiple two-to-four-week phases that advocate early delivery and continuous improvement in a flexible environment. With less focus on planning and more focus on incremental and interactive execution, agile software development is able to take change requests into account to a much greater extent and respond flexibly to new requirements that only emerge when the project is underway.
Who Benefits Most from an Agile Development?
Compared to a waterfall model the agile deployment methodology is one that works best for customers that have a specific timeframe in mind, know their requirements early, and who can organize teams effectively. During this process, a lot of focus happens in each phase, and an implementation focuses on requirements rather than analysis. During this process, requirements are weighted and prioritised by cost/benefit, then analyzed in detail, designed, developed, tested and delivered individually in two- to four-week cycles.
Whether you are considering an agile methodology, a more sequential approach, or a solution designed around a specific product, it pays to have the right partner. At MIBAR, we have been in the business of deploying, implementing, and supporting software and empowering customers with the right products at the right time. We welcome you to learn more about our methods of deployment in our “How We Work” section and invite you to contact us for a free consultation.