Agile Methodology: Benefits and Barriers on Its Initial Application 2017-36-0145
The growing demand for lower prices, higher quality and responsiveness is defining the current competitive scenario for all the organizations. Global market is inserted in a context of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Based on that need, the new management directions must be flexible on the product development in order to precisely achieve its target under constant market changes.
It is in the daily work processes and routine that the relations between people take place and it happens in all of the hierarchical levels (similar ones and distinguished ones). Organizations are responsible to promote an organizational environment favorable to the sharing relationships, aiming to motivate each employee individually to exchange information, knowledge and experience.
The Agile Methodologies appear as an alternative to the traditional methods of development. Keeping essential practices of the traditional methodologies, the agile methodologies focus on other dimensions of the project: the collaboration with users during all stages of the development and the motivation of the team involved in the project. The key factor that defines these new methodologies is to have a project scope that can be changed during the project development according to the market changes as well as the project processes according to the needs of the team. In terms of team, agile methodologies differentiate itself for having a multifunctional and self-organized team.
This paper will present a case study using Scrum Methodology applied in two development projects of power tools with two different teams and the same Scrum Master. It will be shown the advantages and gains of such a methodology and the barriers found during the project execution.