Have a project with rapidly changing requirements? The Agile/Scrum Model may provide the ideal system to navigate your ever-flexible project.
The Agile/Scrum Model divides projects into various modules to be tested and delivered in increments. Assemble a small team whose roles represent the entirety of your project — this team will meet often throughout the duration of the project. Then get ready to race!
Begin your Agile/Scrum by finding a wall that is accessible to all group members and installing a Post-it® Dry Erase Surface. Create individual headers for each of the following: Story, To Do, In Process, To Verify and Done. Place each of the headers (in the order mentioned) in a row at the top of your wall.
Next, write a complete list of the functions/features that need to be added to the project. These are referred to as “stories”.
If a To Do task is ready to be worked on, the team member responsible for it moves it to the In Process column.
The In Process column represents all tasks that are currently being worked on — whether just underway or close to being completed.
If a task has been worked on but requires testing, the team member responsible for it moves it into the To Verify column.