Agile is gaining popularity with many agencies and large corporations as a means to become more efficient in the software development lifecycle and increase client satisfaction. Agile efficiency comes from reducing waste, mitigating risks early on, delivering working software quickly, and adapting to ever-changing requirements at the drop of a dime.
"When will it be done?" As a digital project manager, I hear this all the time. While it's a perfectly reasonable question, the problem is I don't have a crystal ball, and I also want to set expectations properly. By using a Monte Carlo analysis to project a timeline, I can spark an important dialogue about resourcing and risk, as opposed to the one-way conversation that often occurs with a flat timeline.
Every client has direct access to their project team within Aten. We've found that collaborating in this way allows our team to develop deep, personal connections with our clients, understand how to best engage their stakeholders and ultimately, build empathy for their users.
After eight years of other work in other places, I have returned to Aten Design Group as the resident Studio Manager. I have a bit of a different role this time, and while there’s plenty of new responsibilities, there’s a lot of work I’ve been able to jump right back into, too. The team has gotten bigger, Denver is awesome, and I’m excited to be back.