The Agile Methodologies: Increment Model

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Project Management Methodologies
AGILE
The Agile methodology is an increment model where the “major “project is divided into smaller projects/modules, and works as a step by step method, for example the 2nd step can only take place once the 1st step is completed(the Design, testing and implementation), with each new step improving/building on the previous step’s functionality. This method/process continues until the “major” project goal and the desired outcome is achieved and completed.
For example: THE IDEA MODULE/STEP 1 MODULE/STEP 2 MODULE/STEP 3(COMPLETED)

This methodology has been designed to adapt and minimize the strain of changing requirements from a user’s perspective. As you can see in the
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It takes a process approach for effective project management. This methodology does explain what information is useful to record in the output of each process and clearly identifies who is responsible for making these recordings.
This methodology is based on 4 integrated components, namely principles, themes, processes and modifying to suit the project environment.
Each component is sub divided into various tasks/functions,
Components PRINCE2 Principles PRINCE2 Themes PRINCE2 Processes
Description This is the basis of what Prince2 methodology is built on; a project can only be classed as a PRINCE2 project if all 7 principles have been applied. This is aspects which should be addressed continuously throughout the project. The steps of the project life cycle, from start to finish, each process is divided into activities
1 Continued business justification Business case Starting up a project
2 Learn from experience Organization Directing a project
3 Defined roles and responsibilities Quality Initiating a project
4 Manage by stages Plans Controlling a stage
5 Manage by exception Risk Managing product
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Integrated change control
Project Scope Management Managing the collection/analysing of all info. to start a project and features/functions the project needs to meet the Stakeholders requirements Scope planning
Project Cost Management The managing of the budget costs, estimations , funding and controlling costs within relation to the pre- approved budget Cost budgeting
Project Time Management The managing of time, to ensure project is on time and each phase is completed within the time stipulated. Schedule development
Project Quality Management The determination of quality policies and responsibilities, to ensure that the project meets the original needs and specifications Quality assurance
Project Human Resource Management A team that should ensure a solid management of human resources within the project Staff acquisition
Project Communications Management To ensure that communication is done effectively and that the correct info. is received at the appropriate time Information Distribution
Project Risk Management The managing and identifying of potential risks to the project and to the business itself. Risk

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