We are currently working on a new Agile methodology that showed to be very efficient in time management, in some cases making project or feature development time twice shorter. The new methodology is adapted to the new standards in the IT industry. More info coming soon.
From our experience, even the most efficient Agile team usually takes more than a month to develop a customized search experience for their clients. We are automating this process to be out-of-the-box available for content authors to configure to users' needs.