Project Delivery Framework
I was the project team lead in a global initiative for a client’s project delivery framework helping teams to understand different project methodologies and how to apply the frameworks to different projects. Working within a small team of experts, we built a SharePoint application to share the learning materials and make it more engaging.
This was a year long project that supported the development of a clients global project delivery framework. I worked within the team to lead the project and develop various assets and communication material in the site. This helped to support the audience to learn different project methodologies and follow essential stage gates through the life cycle of the project.
The project went through several phases. Initially supporting the build of a static website that eventually migrated into the SharePoint platform. The solution iterated through various cycles to create illustrated visuals and technical solutions to navigate through the materials and content of the site. The site featured a variation of combination of custom developed interactive assets.
Later on, the project was run through an agile approach to the match the new project delivery framework implemented by Shell. Working in the clients agile delivery team I was able to provide technical support and implement engaging and interactive content in various formats. We collaborated with the project team defining sprint backlogs requirements and deliver prioritized deliverable’s in each increment to build up value in the product. I played an active part in the sprint reviews and retrospectives to inspect and adapt the project deliverable’s to achieve the product owners goals.
Here are five benefits of agile methodology:
1. More Control
Incremental developments hold tremendous value for the project team and the customer. Work can be broken into parts and conducted in rapid, iterative cycles. The regular meetings that are part of agile allow project teams to share progress, discuss problems and work out solutions. They also help make the entire process more transparent.
2. Better Productivity
The incremental nature of the agile method means that projects are completed in shorter sprints, making them more manageable. It also allows products to be rolled out quickly and changes to be easily made at any point during the process.
3. Better Quality
Because it is iterative, one big benefit of agile methodology is the ability to find problems and create solutions quickly and efficiently. The flexibility of the agile method allows project teams to respond to customer reaction and constantly improve the product.
4. Higher Customer Satisfaction
Close collaboration between the project team and the customer provides immediate feedback. The customer is able to make tweaks to their expectations and desires throughout the process. The result: a more satisfied customer.
5. Higher Return on Investment
The agile method’s iterative nature also means the end product is ready for market faster, staying ahead of the competition and quickly reaping benefits. The benefits of the agile method are cutting costs and time to market in half, while increasing application quality and customer satisfaction.