Project management is a vast paradigm and does not just apply to app development. An app developed through agile project management can certainly help achieve faster and error-free results. Furthermore, it will ensure the application is aligned with the customer needs and requirements.

Mobile applications are at the epicenter of every business plan today. With emerging technologies and newer approaches,  the development of applications has gained traction and has brought some new challenges. One of these challenges is project management of the app development.

Project Management Approaches

Project management is a collaborative use of tools, techniques, skills, and knowledge to manage the project and achieve the best results. Since the agile methodology has been utilized, the app development projects have been on the higher side of performance with lower costs and less development time.

There is a myriad of Agile approaches.  Choosing the right approach is important for your project management and success.  Thus, here we are exploring six approaches that you can use for project management.


Scrum is an agile methodology that is considered the best for enterprises looking for a more organized and structured project management approach. It is an approach derived straight from the rugby field. A rugby scrum is a tangle of heavy people who strain against each other to acquire the rugby ball.  The individuals in the teams work together so that the result is two cohesive teams working against each other.

The Scrum approach enables the project management teams to break down the project into 15-30 day sprints.  At the end of each period, they gather to discuss the outcomes and shortfalls of the sprints. They apply smaller increments with every sprint and avoid the constraints of traditional project management.


Kanban is considered to be a scheduling system for lean and other Just In Time processes.  The process utilizes a particular type of card. These cards can be either virtual or physical. These cards move through the entire process from start to the end. The whole point of using the kanban cards is to keep a constant flow of the Kanban so that the inventory created is according to the inventory needed at the end of the process.

Kanban doesn’t follow the iterative method like other agile methodologies.  Yet, it enables the development to be faster, leaner, and highly responsive. Though not an iterative process, kanban is an incremental process.


Hybrid project management is considered the best of both worlds.  It combines the conventional method with the waterfall approach.  Furthermore, it combines the latest agile approach to achieve a more reliable and fruitful hybrid approach. It breaks down the project into a hierarchal manner.  However, each hierarchy has iterations that use the agile approach to achieve better project management.

The planning phase of this method includes a waterfall-like approach.  Then the execution of the project with the delivery follows an agile approach. It can handle the incremental iterations and accommodate any requirement changes during the course of the project.


The bimodal approach is for the project management teams working on both the long-term and short-term projects. Enterprises can exploit this feature and hire an ios developer or developers from other platforms to develop apps using this approach. The project teams use different mechanisms to deliver the results and report to different organizational entities. Yet they communicate with each other to share several ideas and results.


It eliminates anything that doesn’t add value to the project. The code written by developers is written as prototypes.  This code is executed after fixing the bugs and errors.  That is why this approach is known as a constant learning approach. The project is developed through late decision to accommodate the requirements and short development cycles to develop apps faster.

XP(Extreme Programming)

XP is considered as the most technical approach of all the agile approaches. It combines the technical prowess of developers with agile project management skills to provide an excellent solution. This approach is based on Test Driven Development(TDD)Free Web Content, Feature Driven Development (FDD), and Behavior Driven Development(BDD).

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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