Use of Agile Methods in Research Environment [#Agile #AgileMethods #AgileMethodsInResearch]

USE OF AGILE METHODS IN RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT [#Agile #AgileMethods #AgileMethodsInResearch]

1. CREATE A MASTER CALENDAR THAT IS TIED TO PROJECT GOALS AND DELIVERABLES
2. HAVE CENTRALIZED PROJECT FOLDERS WITH ALL DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE TO EACH TEAM MEMBERS
3. CREATE REUSABLE RESEARCH DATASETS SO YOU DO NOT EXPEND UNNECESSARY TIME ASSEMBLING AND VALIDATING DATASETS
4. WORK IN ITERATIVE STEPS
5. TARGET INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENT IN PRODUCT RELEASES

1. CREATE A MASTER CALENDAR THAT IS TIED TO PROJECT GOALS AND DELIVERABLES
Team members need to hold each other accountable, not just management directing the work.
Project plans needs to be clearly set out with linear goals and objectives.

2. HAVE CENTRALIZED PROJECT FOLDERS WITH ALL DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE TO EACH TEAM MEMBERS
This empowers the full team and helps reduce reliance on a few key people.

3. CREATE REUSABLE RESEARCH DATASETS SO YOU DO NOT EXPEND UNNECESSARY TIME ASSEMBLING AND VALIDATING DATASETS

Choose datasets that are:
• validated
• “fit for purpose”
• known intimately by the team

4. WORK IN ITERATIVE STEPS
Shorter iterations with circumscribed research questions allow you to identify “dead-ends” sooner and change direction.

5. TARGET INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENT IN PRODUCT RELEASES
Research is never really completed as every answer brings new questions.
However, product releases must be scheduled so the research supporting them must have end dates.

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The return of Agile Methods for research:
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