Sapient Consulting: Enriching Experience Using Hybrid Agile Approach
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In December 2005, Sapient Consulting signed a fixed-price contract with U.S.-based Global HR Outsourcing Inc. to design a human resources portal for its international customers. Sapient’s senior manager of project management, who was based in India, had been handed the project with full faith that it would not only be delivered on time but within the fixed price and using the new agile hybrid methodology. The client wanted the portal built for them and insisted that the project be delivered in a phased manner and with functionality approved by them. Thus, the challenge was to meet the needs of the client while maintaining the margins for the organization.
This case can be used in information systems and information technology project management classes to illustrate a number of important issues in project management and software development such as:
- The process of managing fixed-cost projects using hybrid agile methodology.
- The project management and leadership skills that make an agile project successful.
Information, Media & Telecommunications
India, Large, 2005
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