A Lightweight Agile Development Implementation of Enterprise Resource Networking and Collaboration
Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition
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Agile Methodology, Enterprise Resource, Feature- Driven Development, Lightweight methodologies, E-Recruitment
Changing the way people work is difficult. The habits and culture of systems development teams are typically ingrained in the way they conceive and approach software solutions. Agile development is a software development process that leverages on adaptive planning, rapid response to change in requirements, early delivery and continuous product improvement. The purpose of agile development is to minimize project failure by collaborating and harnessing bilateral interactions with users. However, agile projects come with a set of challenges and problems different from those faced by projects that follow traditional methodologies. For organizations and projects, where experience can be used to plan a course of action with a good degree of certainty for a positive outcome, a traditional methodology may be more appropriate than an agile methodology. Agile methodologies are effective when the product details cannot be defined or agreed in advance with realistic degree of accuracy. In that case, the situation calls for a collaborative environment between the user and the developer. This paper presents an implementation of the agile methodology in a complex and dynamic environment of human resource management. A tripartite case study of an online recruitment involving governmental job pooling center, organizations seeking for applicants and the job applicants is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Agile methodology. The importance of this particular case under study is that it goes far beyond an employer or recruiter running a job recruitment portal. This case involves government collaboration in a way that can enable the provision of a supportive environment that create solutions to unemployment, stimulates economic growth and manpower development using accurate and reliable statistics obtained from this type of project. Unemployment can induce precarious social ills such as crime, corruption and underdevelopment prevalent in many societies. The lightweight approach adopted in this work defines its own processes for realizing the core principles for agile methods. The outcome exemplifies an effective client-centric approach to feature – driven development and knowledge sharing thus fostering the principles of high-quality development, testing and collaboration within the enterprises.
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