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Agile Teams: A Look at Agile Project Management Methods

Abstract: A discussion of agile project management including scrum methodology. We see tremendous value that can be gained by the use of Agile methods along with existing project management frameworks. Although Agile lacks a systems focus, the Agile principles apply directly to managing smaller projects within enterprise-level initiatives. Analytics and data science projects are often exploratory in nature, require cross-functional teams to work together, and the scope is often developed through team discovery. Thus, we see Agile methods as particularly suited to moving analytics and data science projects forward, preventing backlogs and roadblocks that can occur due to uncertainty and poor communication

Keywords: Big Data - Business Intelligence - and Predictive Analytics

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