Our cross-functional project teams made up of product owners, software developers, UI/UX experts and agile coaches work in a self-organized fashion and find the right approach model together with each customer. What they all have in common is the central importance of the principles of agile project management at XITASO: rhythm, goal orientation, prioritization, control over content and feedback.
People are not good at estimating time. On the other hand, they have a very good feel for rhythm. At the set pace of sprints and release cycles, our customers and our teams find reliable structures for routine work, robust planning and reliable agreements.
We always work goal oriented. We gain a deep understanding of our customers’ business goals and jointly define the respective release goals, for every project. Only then are the sprint goals derived. We ensure that all steps in the project are effective while always keeping business, release and sprint goals in focus.
Our Scrum teams do not start projects with the most visible and simple features that are quickest to implement, but rather with the most important and sustainable ones. Right from the start of the project, we build up all the necessary understanding and minimize risks that could otherwise lead to a nasty awakening after a long period has already been spent on the project. The know-how we establish in this course is something we share openly with our customers.
Through agile project management the full creative potential of project participants is directed towards working with the content. Because release times and team composition, and thus the budget, are set at the beginning, the project is controlled by prioritizing the work packages in the product backlog. That’s why we call our agile project managers, product owners. Together with the customer, optimal solutions are found under cost-benefit assessment.
The early and continuous delivery of the resulting software which begins during the development and the open feedback which results, leads ultimately to a tailor-made software solution. The joint retrospectives with the customer also provide the best conditions for transparent and open communication between all project participants over the entire project period.
In the Scrum process at XITASO, we attach great importance to ensuring that our customers are always involved in all sprint change meetings (planning, review and retrospective).
The close coordination and continuous cooperation on the product backlog and the planning of the individual sprints further strengthens the common understanding of the goals.