Key Factor Motivation – Manage More Complex Software Development Projects

Agile methods are established as a standard for the implementation of software development projects across all industries. The motivation of those involved in the project - and their willingness to take responsibility - is an essential factor for the success of agile procedures. Agile project management - be it Scrum, DSDM, Kanban or others - systematically integrates the prompt feedback of users and thus creates high transparency in progress. The orientation towards achievable objectives, the quick feedback of success as well as the possibilities of co-design directly promote motivation and willingness on the part of the participants to take personal responsibility.

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Approaches aimed at increasing functionality with smaller budgets are frequently discussed at management level in established companies, but are rarely successfully implemented. The reasons for failure (or at least lack of success) of these projects cannot be attributed to general factors (e.g. company size) or even a few different factors; reasons specific to the company in question also play a role. It is clear that a successful approach must be implemented in various areas if the core of the entire process of relevant innovation is not to be abandoned.

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