Large IT projects are complex and can only be conditionally planned at the start of the project, as many requirements are still unknown and others arise during development. Successful project management therefore requires an approach which presumes from the outset that changes will occur. Based on agile methods, AOE develops complex enterprise web solutions and digital products, in which a continuous adaptation of the requirements during the development phase is taken into account. 


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Agile Development

Short cycles, iterative approach and concrete results at the end of the sprint

Agile Teams

Small teams with the necessary skils, customer is active member of the project teams

Agile Processes

Lean processes, little bureaucracy, quick reaction to changes


AOE develops E-Commerce- and web applications to sustainably improve our client’s processes and business value.

Agile Software Development – lean, transparent and flexible

Agile development tries to quickly and efficiently achieve visible, functioning results by utilizing lean and flexible processes, few rules and requiring little bureaucratic effort. Focus is clearly on results, though the processes also place great emphasis on the human aspects. In agile processes the client is an active part of the project teams, which leads to improved communications as well as more transparency and trust.

AOE is specialized in developing complex, global web solutions in the enterprise sector. On the basis of leading Open Source technologies we develop individual and innovative solutions that exceed the highest-possible requirements for performance and quality. In addition to the development of customized solutions, our strengths lie in understanding and digitizing the business processes of our clients as well as the optimal systems integration into existing IT infrastructures.

The Top 5 Reasons for Project Failures and how Agile Methods respond

Reasons for Project Failures

  1. Inadequate communications
  2. Insufficient preparation and planning
  3. Uncertainties about requirements and objectives
  4. Assumptions too optimistic and deadline pressure
  5. Rigid organization, changes in the market or in the company

Responses of Agile Methods

  • Creating a product vision, splitting requirements into subtasks
  • Clear definition of requirements together with the customer
  • Setting priorities and focusing on subtasks within one sprint
  • Flexible iterative development of subtasks in short cycles
  • Regular communications between project team and customer
  • Visible project progress and functioning software elements that are easier to evaluate and adapt
  • Flexibility and fast reaction to changes, event at a later time during development

    Agiles vs. Traditional Project Management

    According to research, agile projects are three times more successful than traditional projects that use a waterfall model. The number of failed projects is significantly lower for agile projects. Customer requirements are met only partially in more than half of all waterfall projects.

    I got what I wanted. It just wasn’t what I needed.
    Unknown Sad Project Manager

    Agile Software Development with AOE

    High Performance Solution

    High-quality development with high business value

    Visible Project Progress

    Short development cycles (sprints) with functioning software elements for every cycle

    Flexibility

    Iterative approach with short reaction times to changes

    Transparency

    Customers are part of the project teams, clarity about the status quo, planning and controlling of the project

    Communications

    Daily consultation and feedback between dev team and customer

    Market-oriented

    Solutions always orient themselves to the market situation and are developed accordingly

    Short Time-to-Market

    Rapid implementation of the solution through high efficiency and agile methods

    Open Source

    Low consultant- and fixed costs, freedom in design and individualized programming

    High Success Rate

    Agile projects have been proven to increase probability of success

    Jörn Bock
    In agile approaches, customers are actively involved in the project. When determining requirements, creating scenarios and during the development phase as well, customers often disover that requirements other than the expected ones are (more) important. Thanks to agile methods, we can react flexibly and better meet the needs of our customers.
    Jörn Bock
    Chief Operating Officer
    AOE

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