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Thirty years ago, traditional methods of project management in software development were not efficient enough to embrace changes in the project’s requirements. Thus were imagined the agile methods. Today in the construction industry, a question of feasibility arises whether it is possible to apply agile methodology to improve building information modeling (BIM) productivity. In this series of posts, we will discuss how to transpose a...

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Agile en Seine 2018

On September 25th, we are pleased to give a conference at the Agile en Seine (AES) 2018. Agile en Seine is an annual festival which presents the most innovative Agile practices not only in software development, but also in fields as varied as marketing, human resources management, industry, and architecture! It will take place at the New Cap Event Center, a stone's throw away from the Eiffel...

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Agile method is just starting to get more popular in the AEC industry. For some, it seems unusual since it does not conform to the traditional organization of architecture & construction projects. However, things change quickly that even big industrial groups like Renault have utilized this method in their projects. Although it is now a pretty common approach in software development, this has not always...

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Welcome to this series of posts that will explain the use of agile method for all types of projects. The agile method will reboot your organization. Its distinctive features (scrum, kanban, scrumban, etc) led to Silicon Valley startup successes. It has been adopted by many organizations around the world. Agile method provides a clear idea of what your team is actually doing. It also helps to: Estimate the work...

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Bim (building information modeling) is expanding quickly as more and more architects, civil engineers and other Architecture professionals are drafting their projects with Bim drawing software. But Bim is not just 3d modeling, parametric geometry, metadata attached to the geometry, standard export to IFC. It is also and more importantly collaboration. With Bim more and more people need to work more closely than ever in the design...

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what is kanban board

A kanban board is a type of project management tool that displays tasks to be done in a more visual way. It is also generally used in the agile method. Kanban boards can be as simple as drawing columns on a wall with headers like "TO DO", "DOING", "DONE". Then on this mural physical kanban board, you can write tasks on sticky notes or other types of...

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architecture project management

An architecture project management application is a software that streamlines decision-making, communication, and task assignment within an organization. But why is it an important productivity hack to use a project management app for architecture projects? Let's take time to examine that subject in detail. Architecture projects are long and complex. Architecture projects are long and complex. Any architect will tell you that! The average duration of study...

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agile sprint planning scrum planning

A good preparation is important Preparation takes time but is important to have a fluid Sprint and keep team focused in delivering. Also it force you to completely determine what has to be done. Though agile method encourage flexibility at middle term. At short term the Sprint level it force to be more rigorous and evacuate uncertainty, bad comprehension… Preparation is a continuous task Preparation of user stories...

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