Demystifying Agile: a guide to working successfully with your Salesforce consultant
Did your Salesforce consultant tell you they are using the Agile Methodology and you’re not quite sure what that means? Did your Salesforce consultant not mention Agile at all? Either way, we’ll help you understand what Agile means for you and why we think it’s the best way for you to get the most out of your Salesforce consulting project.
The Agile manifesto is simple:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
In a nutshell, the Agile approach is about getting you what you need to do your job as efficiently as possible. Agile recognizes that you probably don’t know every detail of what you need up front and builds in the flexibility to adapt to changes as they emerge. What organization would not want a system that works and is responsive to the changing business needs?
Our goal is to help you understand how your organization can harness the benefits of Agile as you embark on your next Salesforce project. We’ll give you an overview of the process and define some basic terms while highlighting how Agile helps you, the client, get the most out of your project. We encourage you to respond with questions. We’re here to help!
So why should you want to hear your Salesforce consultants talking “Agile”? Simply put, it puts you in control. You decide what’s most important to you; you get to make changes when you need to; and, most important, the project becomes a truly collaborative process where you and your consultants work as partners toward the same goal.