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There was a similar question raised recently. Of course you can apply agile in other industries including construction.
Nothing. If and only if people understand that Agile is not a method. Unfortunately people tied Agile to a method. In my personal experience I have applied it into the three industries you listed above.
Benefits of agile techniques include reducing risk, improving control, and improving communications. An Agile Systems Development approach is appropriate if the project success depends on frequent feedback, involves a phased deployment, and invests in enhanced quality. The use of agile techniques are not limited to software application development. This is what I learned from Kevin Aguanno, our Canadian Agile guru, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies in October, 2017.
It is my understanding that it can be apply in the construction industry.
You are right often talk about Agile go to precise methods that are specific to Agile in IT, leaving the message that Agile can't be use in other industries.
What is frequent feedback for you? Daily, weekly, monthly,...
I have been using Agile practices in education sector for developing and improving course contents and it has given me excellent results.
Applying it and succeeding at it are two different things. I am yet to see agile fully implemented, successful and (most importantly) an ongoing priority in construction industries, but if someone can demonstrate it I would love to see it. Remember my criteria: "fully implemented (across each industry's sectors), successful, and an ongoing priority" as a framework.
The wording of the original values and principles from the Manifesto for Agile Software Development can be slightly modified to address any type of project.
Specific methodologies and the practices within them might be relevant to only specific project types, but even those can be adapted.
For example, pairs programming is obviously a software development-focused practice, but it is just one type of non-solo work which could be applied to any industry.
Coincidentally, I'm just in the process of creating the content for a new one day course my company will be offering early in the new year titled "Applying Agile to Non-Technology Projects".
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