Kofax TotalAgility® is a powerful digital transformation platform that automates complex business processes, optimizes workflows, and reduces operational costs. Kofax TotalAgility projects require careful planning and execution to ensure success, so many organizations are turning to Agile project management methodologies to help them manage their Kofax TotalAgility projects. In my experience, Agile is the preferred project management approach to Kofax TotalAgility projects.
Agile project management methodologies like Scrum and Kanban are based on iterative development and continuous improvement principles. Here at Genus Technologies, we use these methodologies as they are designed and proven to help teams deliver high-quality products and Services.
Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk. The approach breaks down complex projects into smaller, more manageable pieces. By using this approach, our teams can quickly respond to changes in project requirements and adapt to new information as it becomes available.
A primary benefit of using Agile project management methodology on Kofax TotalAgility projects is that it allows teams to obtain feedback from users quickly and ensure overall success. We've seen that the adjustments made earlier have minimized further deviation. This process helps to avoid additional development costs that could result in unusable code.
Genus and customer teams work together to break down complex processes into smaller, more manageable pieces, then can quickly iterate on their solutions and gather user feedback to ensure they are on the right track. This approach helps reduce the risk of project failure by identifying potential issues early in the project lifecycle.
Another benefit we've experienced when using Agile project management methodologies on Kofax TotalAgility projects is that it allows teams to prove end-to-end process success sooner. By breaking down the project into smaller pieces, our teams can focus on delivering functionality that can be tested and validated early in the project lifecycle. This approach helps ensure that the final product meets users' needs and is delivered on time and within budget.
When it comes to Kofax Transformation, document extraction efforts are iterative. Extraction of key index data from 0 to 70% can take about the same time as, say, 70% to 85% – demonstrated along the way. Users can determine when extraction "is good enough" and focusing on new or additional document types is beneficial. This allows for faster delivery to production and a more efficient extraction process.
Overall, Agile project management methodologies provide project transparency, allowing any changes to be identified sooner. This helps to control risk, optimizes project predictability, and limits deviations from the original project plan. Additionally, in our experiences, Agile project management methodologies allow users to get exposed to the system sooner, obtain access to the system sooner, and streamline training and adoption.
This approach also clarifies the budget, allowing teams to identify potential cost overruns early in the project lifecycle. And the fun part? Agile's mandate to limit the focus on documentation is a huge time saver, allowing all to concentrate on getting "done."
In conclusion, using an Agile project management methodology on Kofax TotalAgility projects offers many benefits. It allows teams to quickly obtain user feedback, prove end-to-end process success sooner, and iterate on solutions to ensure that the final product meets users' needs.
Additionally, it provides project transparency, streamlines training, and adoption, and offers budget clarity. Overall, Agile project management methodologies are powerful for managing Kofax TotalAgility projects and ensuring success.