Agile Methodologies and the MRP Team

Agile methodologies promote development, teamwork and collaboration, and encourage process adaptability through the lifecycle of a project. In March, The MRP team completed intensive Agile training--in partnership with members of UVa's Enterprise Applications and Custom Applications teams.

The team plans to use Agile methodologies throughout the Decision Support System project lifecycle. Future DSS toolset users (our stakeholders), along with the developers and project sponsors will work together to provide early and continuous deliverables to promote a sustainably-developed toolset.

Highlights of fundamental agile principles include:

  • rapid/frequent deliverables
  • close/daily communication and cooperation
  • constant pace
  • attention to technical excellence
  • regular adaptation to changing circumstances