Gartner Research

How to Keep Agile Projects on Time and on Budget

Published: 22 April 2015

ID: G00274938

Analyst(s): Maritess Sobejana, Nathan Wilson

Summary

If you are a project manager whose organization is starting its agile transition, you need to know how to run the first few projects. By defining a minimum viable product and fixing duration, project managers can ensure that agile projects will almost always be on time and on budget.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Fixed-Schedule, Flexible-Functionality Project Scopes
  • Plan Projects Around the MVP
  • Stick to the Schedule, Not the Plan
  • Require New Business Justification for All Follow-On Projects

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