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The Panache Way (Project Approach)

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The Panache Way (Project Approach)

You were approached with our solution for your business. You got interested. We had a demo. You got sold! We’ve now signed the contract. The real work is about to begin. It’s only human nature to have a couple ‘what ifs’ at this stage, worried that things may not actually work out. So, sit back and relax as we take you through the Panache Way. 

There are no one-size fits all when it comes to choosing a project approach. We therefore always pick the best approach based on your businesses’ unique objectives and goals, bearing in mind the output.

We don’t do this here!

The Waterfall/Traditional project management approach. While this approach works for more static projects such as construction and tangible infrastructure, it’s a nightmare for software due to its linear, step-by-step nature that runs from planning, analysis, through to completion.

Just like a waterfall, it’s a one-way approach and gets dangerous in progress since with Software projects there needs to be room for looking back, re-aligning on requirements and adjusting based on expectations vs reality.

Agile is how we do it!

This methodology was developed due to the limitations of Waterfall above. It focuses on continual improvement, allowing implementation teams to revise and adjust the project as it progresses.

There are several frameworks under agile such as Scrum, Kanban and Lean which all have the following

in common.

  • They are collaborative
  • They are quick
  • They are open to data-driven change

We always pick the best framework of the above based on the specific industry of your business, but we have a favorite, Scrum. We’ll answer why in a more detailed blog.

Project Success Factors

That said, we bank on linking people, processes, and technology to deliver excellent results. Our all-time project success factors are;


It takes two to tango. As such, both our internal and client teams need to collaborate throughout the implementation process, each team doing their part and promptly actioning on requests.


Communication is key. Need a clarification? Say it! Will miss a deadline? Say it! Foresee a risk? Say it! Know better? Say it!

Communication should be done early and often to keep all stakeholders updated on progress.

Continual Improvement

The whole point of agile is iterative development. We always achieve this by having 3 development cycles where we create a constant feedback loop, working, testing, and re-working.

This tackles any product issues early on.

We also have a bonus, tackling data migration at every stage, for especially ERP projects and any others that involve data migration from legacy systems.

Stay tuned for deeper insight on the Agile project management approach in the next blogs.

Comments (4)

  1. Kavithe

    Brief and informative, love it!!

    11/11/2021 at 10:25 am
    1. Naliaka

      clear and easy to understand 👍,I’m learning a lot!

      11/11/2021 at 11:19 am
      1. Kate Malusi

        Thank you, glad you are learning 🙂

        11/11/2021 at 12:02 pm
    2. Kate Malusi

      Thank you!! 🙂

      11/11/2021 at 12:05 pm

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