Agile Non-Software Projects

This category is associated with applying Agile to non-software projects.  Agile and Scrum have been heavily associated with software development and there are fairly well-established principles and practices associated with making Agile and Scrum work for a software development project.

Applying Agile to Non-Software Projects

It can be far more difficult to apply Agile to non-software projects  that do not involve software development.  In many cases, it is not a straightforward, mechanical implementation of Scrum and it may not even involve Scrum at all.  It typically can involve a broader approach of applying Agile thinking in a very different context.

The use of Agile outside of the software development environment is rapidly evolving and not well-understood.  The examples that are described in this section include:

  • Applying Agile to book publishing
  • Applying Agile to home remodeling
  • Agile Search Engine Optimization
  • The Manhattan Project

Applying Agile in these environments mainly involves a significant shift in thinking to develop a flexible and adaptive approach.  It can take a lot of skill to find the right approach that blends an appropriate amount of planning and control with a sufficient level of flexibility and adaptivity to fit the nature of the project.

Please check the articles associated with this category for more detail:

How Are Agile and the Coronavirus Crisis Related?

Have you thought about how Agile and the current coronavirus crisis are related? I think that there is a lot we can learn from applying an agile approach to the coronavirus crisis. The current coronavirus crisis that is going on throughout the world now is probably one of the worst crises that the world has …

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Was the Manhattan Project an Agile Project?

Was the Manhattan Project an Agile Project?

Was the Manhattan project an Agile project?  I actually think it was, but you have to broaden your thinking about how you define “Agile” in order to see that.  Some people have a very narrow definition of Agile: To some people, Agile equals Scrum and if you’re not doing Scrum and doing it “by the …

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Agile Search Engine Optimization

Agile Search Engine Optimization

This is an article on an Agile search engine optimization project I recently completed that illustrates how to apply Agile thinking to a non-software project. I’ve previously written other articles on applying Agile thinking and techniques to non-software projects (See Related Articles below) This is another article on an Agile Search Engine Optimization project I …

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Using Agile for Non-Software Projects – Agile Home Remodeling

Agile Home Remodeling

A number of my students have requested some case studies that show applying Agile to non-software projects. As an example, I recently completed a home remodeling project using an Agile approach. Home remodeling may seem simple and trivial; but believe me, it was not. Using Agile for Home Remodeling It is possible to apply Agile …

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How Do You Apply Agile to Non-Software Projects? Agile Book Publishing

How Do I Apply Agile Techniques to Non-Software Projects?

Many people have asked about “Applying Agile to non-software projects”.  I’ve done a lot of that myself in using an Agile book publishing approach for publishing five books. I’ve also used similar techniques in designing and developing numerous online training courses. I thought I would summarize some of the techniques I’ve learned from doing Agile …

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