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Burlington, MA (November 8th, 2006) - DAMICON, an information technology services company, announces the availability of agile project management services for very large projects. Historically, agile techniques have been best applied to small projects with 6 to 12 participants. DAMICON offers a way to apply agile thinking to projects of any size.
There are two challenges in applying agile techniques to large projects. Vin D'Amico, President of DAMICON, explains. "Large projects obviously need to be broken up into sub-projects. That's the easy part. The challenges are getting everyone marching toward the same goals and synchronizing the sub-projects."
Getting everyone marching together requires a clear product vision and a roadmap. These artifacts guide the sub-teams as they make day-to-day decisions about their portion of the product. The roadmap really helps people envision the future of the product and how they can help shape it.
Synchronizing the sub-projects is harder. In most large-scale projects, the sub-teams have very little interaction. They only collaborate when blocking issues require them to work together. To be agile, they need to collaborate on a regular basis if only to share information and spread new ideas.
Vin comments "It's just amazing how many companies continue to employ the discredited waterfall development model. Fear of the unknown is preventing them from trying something new. Agile development has matured and proven itself. It's time to move on."
DAMICON offers an "Agile Project Program" that helps companies migrate from traditional project management frameworks to agile methodologies. If a company wants to demonstrate agility, adopting an agile project management approach is essential.
"We help companies make the transition in a structured and methodical fashion so they have time to adapt and change," says D'Amico.
DAMICON helps companies respond and adapt to changing business conditions. Agile Business Continuity Plans and Security Policies enable DAMICON clients to avoid common problems and rapidly respond to the unexpected. Agile Requirements Specifications, White Papers and Case Studies enable DAMICON clients to seize new business opportunities. DAMICON services firms worldwide.
Vin D'Amico is President and Chief Agility Officer of DAMICON. He writes the Virtual Business column in the IndUS Business Journal.
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