Agile project management methods promise to achieve results faster than classic procedures can. They focus on overall objectives and on increasing customer benefits. However, agile projects can not be integrated easily into classic corporate management structures. The differences between an "agile mindset" and a classic "controller mindset" are too great. Our experts show you how to successfully manage agility and integrate it effectively.
Agility and controlling
Creating transparency in agile projects
Assessing agile projects in a financial context, e.g., with regard to capitalization, is often difficult. Tools like “work break down structures (wbs)” are not applied in an agile context that usually help. We support your management and controlling department by classifying and rating the results of agile intiatives. This allows you to trace whether and how the resources invested in agile initiatives contribute to your company's overall success. Properly executed, agile projects are more transparent than many classically executed ones.
Agile business case and agile center
Putting value on first place
An agile business case allows you to decide whether classic or agile project methods fit better regarding the topic you want to solve. Depending on the method chosen, the business case is detailed in a different way to create a basis for further project controlling. With agile projects, the customer value is operationalized by KPIs and measured in sync with the company’s controlling processes. In that way it can be integrated into the existing project controlling world.
The agile center is a further development of the classic center types profit, performance, or cost centers. It takes into account the characteristics of agile projects and also ensures integration into the existing controlling processes – planning, forecasting, reporting. Using the agile center, you can successfully manage agile projects and agile organizational units.