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SW Virginia - What is AGILE Project Management?? -

Adam B.
adam12beck
Richmond, VA
Project Management in an Agile Environment: What’s the Difference?
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I get asked this question a lot?  It’s not a simple answer.  As to why I should care as a project manager, just look at the modern business environment that is prevalent today.  Businesses need to be able to respond more and more quickly to the environment.
The rate of change is getting faster and faster.  Business and IT environments need to deliver more frequently, respond to feedback and pivot almost at a moments notice.  Those businesses that succeed in mastering change and shortening delivery to their market will survive.
As a project manager, you need to understand how the role may be changing in this environment and how Agile methods can benefit the organization.  I won’t go into all of the benefits, but some of the top ones are:

  • Quicker time to market/delivery with working deliverables (working systems)Increased stakeholder/customer feedback and response to the feedback (customer collaboration)
  • Higher quality deliverables that meet stakeholder/customer needs
  • Managing and exploiting variability (Responding to change)
  • This said, let’s talk about what is different with an agile project and what changes in the management of that project.

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Direct article link:   http://becteam.com/pr...­
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