Agile Methodology for Running a Small Agency?

over 8 years ago from , Front End Developer

In the past I've worked at larger organizations that adopted Scrum after the typical Waterfall method failed them hard many times. It's a huge change and I've see how much it improves every aspect of the company.

But now I work at a much smaller shop, and I'm not sure how best we can approach moving to a better process (currently waterfall) given the size, composition of the team, and the work we do.

We have a team of 4. 1 Visual Designer, 1 Front-End Dev, 1 Back-End Dev (remote), and the Owner who does Project Management but some Front End as well.

We mostly produce custom blog themes, branding, and occasionally collateral materials.

Is something like Kanban or Scrum appropriate for a team of this size and configuration? Or is there something else out there we can adopt to manage our traffic better?


  • Tobin HarrisTobin Harris, over 6 years ago

    Where did you get to with this? Would be interested to hear how it panned out!

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    • John Leschinski, over 6 years ago

      Despite continual missed deadlines and burn out, change wasn't embraced. Eventually the designer left and I was laid off. Pretty sure they haven't changed since then.

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