PRINCE2, PMI, Scrum, XP, LeSS, etc. - the list of project management theories is long.
With the NextLytics "project management hybrid", we pursue the goal of creating a practicable mix of both agile and plan-based project methodologies from the huge amount on offer. In this way, we manage to bring each project to a successful conclusion with individual commitment.
Kick-off & Prototype
Especially at the beginning of the project in the "kick-off and prototype phase", we follow an agile approach. With the aim of developing a common idea of project goals, process and content together with our customers, the flexibility of this approach helps us to iteratively (gradually approaching) define a planning basis.
The kick-off & prototype phase follows the "think it, build it, ship it, tweak it" approach and defines the MVP (Minimum Viable Product - a first usable product version with the minimum functionalities to be able to further develop it based on feedback).
The agile start phase for defining the project details and optimising the MVP is followed in three steps by a plan-based - classic waterfall-oriented - implementation of the project.
Here we agree on a comprehensible schedule together with the client so that all parties are aware of when, what and by whom which tasks are to be completed and interim results can be expected.
This procedure applies to the actual implementation (technical realisation), the test phase and the go-live with the associated hypercare.
Project conclusion - Retrospective (Retro)
The conclusion, after the successful go-live and project integration into the customer organisation, is a final "retro workshop", which once again follows an agile project methodology. In the retrospective, we ask each other questions together with the client that relate both to the past project development:
As well as on current and future issues: