The concept of EZ-Agile Project Management came from a brief discussion I had over a cup of coffee a couple of years ago. Challenged by my Project Management Office, I was tasked to design a program overview dashboard providing our Executives a visual representation of the health of our projects.
Gathering the requirements for this Program Overview Dashboard, I soon realized no Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Project Management solution would allow me to automatically capture and present both the traditional earned value management and the Agile/Scrum methodology performance metrics.
I therefore discussed the idea of designing an integrated agile project management solution with a friend of mine; a solution that would allow all key stakeholders (scrum team members, scrum masters, product owners, resource managers and project managers) to provide their inputs. The tool would then combine, calculate and build the program overview dashboard I was originally asked to build.
A year later, a beta version of what has now became EZ-Agile Project Management was implemented. Naturally, as any beta version, we had a long way to go to make it a viable product available to a larger user community. And, so, early 2016, we began internally using it for our own projects. This helped us working out the quirks of the beta version. As people say, we had to eat our own dog food.
We hope the design, development, testing and documentation effort we dedicated to EZ-Agile Project Management would provide benefits to Project Managers facing the same challenges we wanted to resolve.
Since 2016, we have been able to validate the concept of EZ-Agile Project Management, and we strongly believe we are on the right track to fill the void of offline project management solution that would break the language barrier between traditional project management and agile scrum development methodology.
Naturally, we understand the importance for a product to be rigorously tested by more than a few end-users. Thus, this year, we decided to offer a 100% commercial-free edition of our application.
However, to evolve from a commercial-free edition to a professional edition, we have a few months of hard work ahead of us. And trust us, we are committed to make it happen!
Our objectives are simple:
1) Enable our current and future users to provide us feedback and recommendations so that we can continuously improve our solution
2) Empower people to support this project.
3) Pay the Agile Project Management community forward
Thank you for your support.