How to make agile work when outsourcing to a digital agency
Are you hesitant to outsource your agile project to a digital agency? Discover the 6 critical success factors of outsourced agile delivery.
Agile projects are three times more likely to succeed than projects managed with traditional methodologies, such as Waterfall. Despite this, we still see some businesses and government departments alike, wince at the possibility of using Agile methodologies to run a project when working with an external digital agency. The tendency is to fall back into their comfort zone - Waterfall, even when the project, context, deadline and market conditions are ripe for Agile. If this was an internally run project they would most likely select Agile.
In this whitepaper, I'd like to explore this further; attempt to understand why this is the case; and offer a solution based on experience in delivering a number of successful agile projects over the years in collaboration with clients.
You do not need to choose between delivering a project using Agile or an external digital agency, they are not mutually exclusive. In fact, more often than not, the external digital agency has more skin in the game than you might think and in some cases they are too small to allow the project to fail.
There are a number of critical factors that should be pursued further to ensure a smooth and successful operating rhythm with your digital agency. We’ll explore these when considering the solution.
Your key takeaways in this whitepaper:
- Reasons to partner with a digital agency
- Understanding blockers and how to overcome them
- Critical success factors to make agile work
|Simon Geer, Digital Project Director, Speedwell