Category Archives: Agile Project Management

What do we mean when we say IT or Construction Project?

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Today, I just want to share a few images that might help us understand that IT (like Software Development, etc.) and Construction Projects is often misleading and that when we use these terms, we are most likely confusing “project” with “phase”. Continue reading

Can we use Agile “Methods” in construction project?

I have been reading some posts on Agile and its usage in construction and what a disaster.

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Are PMI certifications considered in the construction industry?

A recent post on ProjectManagement.com posed this question “PMI CERTIFICATION IN CONSTRUCTION IS IT A REQUIREMENT?” This topic has generated interesting discussion. To read the various views please visit the post.

What we share below is part of our views on the subject that we shared on the original post and including here; modified. Continue reading

What does tailoring refer to in the new PMBOK Guide? PGR5

Well, it has been roughly two weeks since the new PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition is out and the online community is flooded with posts on this topic. Some posts go through extensive details even comparing page count on a chapter by chapter basis.

As someone who has been using the PMBOK Guide, since the first consolidated edition in 1996, and who have learned project management pre-PMBOK Guide, we have a few posts on the subject as well.

Today’s post, the 5th in the series, is about tailoring. What does tailoring refer to in the new guide? Read on: Continue reading

Where is the Beef – sorry Agile in PMBOK Guide? PGR3

We have been hearing about the #PMBOK Guide going Agile for a year now; or more. However, now the new #PMBOK Guide is out, where is #Agile?

This question reminds me of an old Wendy’s commercial about “where is the beef?” Continue reading

Do Agilists really think we are dumb?

Do Agilists really think we are dumb?

In the past, I did write a few articles about Agile and we tried to clarify the difference between Agile (as a movement) versus agile practices (as in being dynamic)

You can find these articles here:

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Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 4

Recently we did write more than one article on Agile and how it does not work on capital projects.

Remember, we are talking about Agile, as in the Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles; not about agile as in agility, flexibility, adaptability. Continue reading

Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 3

Another article on Agile and busting the myth of ‘Agile, for most projects, most of the time.’

In this post, we are covering the second principle from the Agile Manifesto. The following link is to the Agile Manifesto – twelve principles. Continue reading

Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 2

This is the third article on Agile.

  1. The first one covered a discussion on LinkedIn and summarized the key points discussed.
  2. With the second article, we started to demystify the concept that Agile is for most projects most of the time. In this second Article, we highlighted the overview mission of the Agile Manifesto.

Today, we will start covering the various principles, or at least one of them. With each post, we will explain why we think Agile does not work for capital projects and possible other non-software development projects. Continue reading

Do we need agile or Agile? Updated

This is an update from an earlier post. In this update, I will focus only on the comments and other related information.

On 21 March, I started the following discussion on LinkedIn

We keep hearing about the PMBOK Guide sixth edition and that Agile is in every knowledge area. That brings two questions:

  1. Is Agile for ‘most projects most of the time’ and if not, then why is it in the PMBOK Guide in every knowledge area?
  2. If it is ‘most projects most of the time’ and it belongs to the PMBOK Guide, then would we still need PMI-ACP or would the PMP covers the Agile Principles?

Your thoughts?

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