The benefits of working iteratively

If you're doing product development work, you can benefit from working in short, fixed cycles or iterations. Agile teams commonly work in iterations of from 1 to 4 weeks in length. Adoption of a fixed, short iteration length can:

Other types of work, such as product support or operations, don't lend themselves as readily to an iterative approach. In these cases, you might want to consider working in a way that supports continuous flow.

Whether you're working in iterations or continuous flow, you can do many useful things, such as creating reliable project schedules, tracking work progress, and improving your work processes.

A workshop covering working iteratively will contain simulations, exercises and interactive discussions illustrating the following points: