Introduction to Agile Project Management (APM)
Earlier we discussed about Predictive Project Management. Now, get an overview of Agile Project Management. Here are the key points;
Agile project management is a common term used for a family of frameworks like;
Disciplined Agile etc
Of these Scrum is the most popular one because it is generic enough to apply to various domains, whereas others are more software engineering specific.
Agile project management is ideal for projects where the Scope is either not clear or rapidly changing and / or technology is also new to the team. Most of the new product development and R&D projects falls into this category. Even the architecting and engineering phases of EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) projects are suitable for the application of agile.
Contrary to Predictive project management which revolves around Plan-Do-Check-Act or the PDCA cycle, Agile projects revolves around rapid Plan-Do-Study-Act or PDSA cycles known as Iterations or Sprints (in Scrum) which are time boxes of less than 30 days
We will be discussing more about this in Module#6