Samantha Kaplan: Agile Project Management Emphasizes Efficiency
Corporate College quality director speaks with Smart Business Cleveland about methodology’s benefits
Created by software developers, agile project management is a fast, flexible method for overseeing projects and processes. The system emphasizes collaboration and constant feedback in an effort to implement continuous process improvements on an ongoing basis.
In a recent Smart Business Cleveland article, Samantha Kaplan, director of quality and continuous improvement at Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College®, outlined the benefits of agile project management — benefits realized by companies in a wide range of industries.
“This type of project management is common in the tech industry where it was born, but today it’s being used in education, construction, government, insurance, financial and professional services,” Kaplan told Smart Business.
Kaplan also spoke about the ways in which agile project management should be deployed within an organization, as well as the long-term impact of utilizing the methodology.
“Team communication will improve, as [will] collaboration,” Kaplan told Smart Business. “Teams address defects sooner and have fewer project overruns. Risk might increase slightly with the faster pace, but the organization is better equipped to identify, deal with and mitigate those risks. The increased flexibility means teams can manage and change priorities more fluidly.”
July 30, 2019
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