In Infrastructure projects where we know the Scope upfront How to use Agile methodology for such projects For example,

  1. Data Center migration/relocation, or any one of the following :-
  2. SAN Migration.
  3. For Cisco's Telepresence Solution.
  4. Telephony Projects.

How Can I use Agile/Scrum methodology in this project in this implementation (the scope is not changing, most of the project will run from Runbook).

If not possible, does that mean infrastructure projects are mostly done by Waterfall ? Your Help Is Greatly Appreciated !

  • There's insufficient information to answer your question as written. For example, where's your WBS for the data center migration? Almost anything can be an agile project if structured that way. – Todd A. Jacobs Dec 16 '17 at 16:15
  • Short answer is yes, of course. too many details missing. – Danny Schoemann Dec 17 '17 at 13:05
  • I posted my opinions on this one here: linkedin.com/pulse/… – SBWorks Dec 19 '17 at 3:09
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    By saying that the scope is known you are implying that the implementation is known. If this is the case, you have no need to pivot, adapt, or learn. You may still gain benefits from iterative value delivery, but that's it. You've driven out all possible risk. If that is the case, sure, the adaptive approach of agile won't get you anything and will cost you more, but never in my career have I seen an infrastructure project like this, so I'm apprehensive of the premise. – Daniel Dec 19 '17 at 18:33

Agile/Scrum is not suitable for predictable work

Please see my answer to a similar question earlier.

Agile methodologies and frameworks are better suited where requirements either cannot be stated fully upfront or tend to change often.

As you yourself pointed out:

the scope is not changing, most of the project will run from Runbook

All of your examples are predictive projects:

  1. Data Center migration/relocation
  2. SAN Migration
  3. For Cisco's Telepresence Solution
  4. Telephony Projects

It is not about whether agile is possible:

If not possible, does that mean infrastructure project mostly done by Waterfall ?

It is a question of which process is best suited. If you can create a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), identify dependencies, assign resources and get them to follow the plan, Waterfall process is best suited for that type of work.

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