Agile project management has largely replaced older "waterfall" approaches for managing technology projects, and for good reason. Agile can help you and your organization deliver technology products that meet your customer's true needs, increase transparency among project constituents, and build trust between your IT staff and the users they serve. Agile requires some planning, though, and this checklist can help you get your Agile project moving in the right direction.
In order to make Agile Project Management work for your organization, keep these tips in mind:
Many developers and some stakeholders will resist the move to Agile, so it is very important to communicate clearly and frequently with them. Let them know how and why Agile will benefit the organization.
Transparency is key to the confidence of your Product Owner and stakeholders, so find a way to make your progress visible to them on a regular basis.
Stick to your plan within each Sprint, but be open to changing priorities and requirements as you move through the project life cycle. Flexibility is the hallmark of Agile, and it can help you deliver more successful projects than ever before.