When we talk about agile methods, above all we’re talking about a state of mind.
Originating in 2001 following the publication of the Agile Manifesto, these project management techniques are increasingly popular with businesses and clients who are sometimes surprised by the results.
Whilst the Agile method was originally mainly used by IT business departments in order to manage projects more quickly and easily, its particularity lies in the fact that it is centred around the client’s needs. Contrary to ‘classic’ methods, Agile is based on a test and learn approach. We therefore develop an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) which is then gradually and repeatedly improved in order to best meet the needs of the client and the business. As Andrei explains, this method is a real state of mind which appeals to the entire value chain – businesses, clients and employees – since it attracts digital profiles and has created a whole host of new positions including scrum masters, product owners, coaches and developers.
Andrei Georgescou, a consultant in the PF Consulting department, tells us about the risks and benefits of Agile methods and their predominant place at BNP Paribas, particularly with BNP Paribas Personal Finance.