New Feature: Agile Project Management
Most of you on Mavenlink are not software developers - you come from many different industries with many different specialties. For those of you who aren’t familiar with building software, there’s a relatively new methodology called "agile" that many of us use to develop our products, including the team at Mavenlink. Our agile methods are what we use to prioritize our work and meet your requests, requirements, and feedback in a timely manner.
From the wikipedia entry: "Agile methods generally promote a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals."
Substitute out the words "engineering", "software", and "development" with words like "client deliverables", "tasks", and "work" and you now understand Mavenlink’s approach to helping you manage your projects. We just finished building what we call the ‘Project Tracker’ into the workspace for you to manage any of your projects in an agile way. We feel this is the best approach to fostering teamwork, collaboration, and frequent adaption in what teams are working on. It also has the side benefit of making it far easier to manage each task & deliverable, keeping things clean, simple, and, most importantly, ON-TIME.
This feature has been out there for nearly a week and is already getting some great feedback from projects large and small. I think you’re going to love our PM tools as much as we do. Keep an eye out for an upcoming screencast, but in the meantime, give it a try.