Organise the e-commerce migration in an agile way

Successful shop relaunch without project horror – how to transform your e-commerce efficiently and value-oriented as a project manager.

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Managing communication and stakeholders properly

The fundamental rethinking on the technology side of e-commerce – away from monolithic complete systems to modular composable commerce – corresponds to a paradigm shift in the implementation of migration projects. Where rigid project plans and the waterfall principle used to determine implementation, agile methods now enable complex projects to be divided into small, manageable work packages and prioritised according to their individual value contribution. Communication, requirements and stakeholder management are particularly critical to success in agile migration projects and must be managed professionally. Project managers need special skills to successfully organise the e-commerce migration according to agile principles.

Requirements analysis and documentation, communication and stakeholder management, automation during development and dynamic resource planning are just some of the challenges in agile migration projects where eCube supports its customers.

Agile project management in a non-agile environment

You need to develop in advance a rough sequence of the project steps to be carried out and have an idea of the completion date and the costs involved. This requirement spoils a clean agile approach for you, but it is not uncommon in practice. This may be because, for example, corporate goals need to be aligned with your project, investors are waiting for portfolio planning or simply dependencies on other companies or other projects need to be managed on the basis of your project planning.

Learn how to reconcile an agile approach and upfront project planning in this white paper.

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Step by step to the Composable Commerce platform

No commerce system offers everything. Be it in terms of functionalities, be it in terms of the workflow in the backend or the possibilities offered for the respective customer journey. Whereas in the past monolithic systems were used whose requirements were simply adapted, the composable commerce approach shows a new strategy: the combination of the best solutions into a highly adaptable technology stack.

In the third part of our whitepaper series, we outline the process of technical implementation and migration to a Composable Commerce Architecture, give insights into possible project processes and tips for implementation.

If you are interested in a tangible step-by-step guide to replacing a rigid system with a modern front-end and composable commerce architecture, read this whitepaper.

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Blog posts

Classic project management is not dead, but it is unpopular. Rightly so?

Project management: In our industry, the majority of all product development is carried out using agile approaches, such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature Driven Development or Kanban. There are good reasons for this, and they are well known. If we refer to Scrum, for example, these are the main ones:

Properly document the requirements of an e-commerce platform

If you do not (yet) have a standard procedure for managing your requirements, this could be an obstacle to a quick start. We help you out of this situation. In this blog article, we have outlined the typical start and a few tricks for documenting and communicating requirements.

8 mistakes in the requirements management of e-commerce systems

Professional requirements management is not a nice-to-have, but crucial for the success of e-commerce projects. We show typical stumbling blocks and help to avoid them.

The 5 most important project management skills in e-commerce

The success of software projects stands and falls with special personal project management skills that go beyond purely technical skills. Learn more about it here.

Our services

We want to enable you to set up your commerce projects strategically right from the start and implement them on time. Whether it’s developing sustainable business models, setting up structures and processes in your company, or providing competencies for your business in the short to medium term.

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