Tag Archives: Agile

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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Possible project life cycle model integrating adaptive principles

Is the project life cycle fixed or varies?

A recent post on the project life cycle has been generating quite a bit of interest and discussion on LinkedIn. The post is “Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Well, in this follow-up article, we will highlight some of the confusions that remain and present a few project life cycle examples. Continue reading

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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Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 1

First a disclaimer,

I am not an Agilist

I am not an expert in Agile

My core experience is not software development although I have a project in this area now but as a business and project owner and not an IT guy (developer – service provider ).

I do have three decades of project management experience, mostly on capital projects but also with exposure to numerous other sectors.

So, I write this post with the above in mind – read at your own risk 🙂

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Do we need agile or Agile?

Four days ago, 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: Continue reading

CAMMP™ or Agile?

This topic is part of a chapter in an upcoming book

There has not been any significant mention of alternative approaches such as Agile, Scrum, iterative, and incremental in this book so far. The main reason for this is because the CAMMP™ Model is an adaptive model, which can incorporate Agile, Scrum, or Incremental principles. The author does not believe in Agile or Scrum as standalone approaches or methods for managing a project end-to-end from a project owner perspective.

Here is why! Continue reading