Friday, January 26, 2018

#52books The PMI Agile Practice Guide

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Agile Practice Guide

Format: Softcover

The recent update to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, fondly known as the PMBOK, added the Agile Practice Guide as a supplement to version 6.

What excites me about this add-on, beyond being repeatedly asked if I “do Agile,” is the recognition that there is a spectrum of agility and the call to use the appropriate tools for the job at hand.

The Project Management Institute (PMI), in its recent communications, is calling for a “toolbox” approach to projects and asking many questions.

  • Can you deliver value in small chunks?
  • Can you iterate?
  • What is the cultural tolerance for drafts of deliverables?
  • How clear are the requirements?

The supplement has a good troubleshooting appendix that maps well with my experience in various organizational environments.

I have a feeling I will be referencing this supplement many times over the next couple of years.

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