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Agile Project Management

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There have been many articles and papers related to agile project management previously published in the PM World Journal and now included in the PM World Collection at https://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/. Some of those works are now included below.



Agile Alliance – A non-profit organization focused on exploring and applying agile values, principles and practices of software development. Agile Alliance was started by a group of 17 people in 2001 who first gathered to craft the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. It accomplishes its objectives through various activities like initiatives (research projects/workshops), conferences and memberships thereby building an inclusive global community and providing value to its members. The website contains a large number of resources (reports, articles and educational materials), past and upcoming events, list of corporate members and latest news in the community. Available online at https://www.agilealliance.org/the-alliance (Gopireddy)

Scrum Alliance - Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. We are a nonprofit association with more than 500,000 certified practitioners worldwide.  Our vision is to “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.  More at https://www.scrumalliance.org/   (Aliakbarova)


Papers, Reports, Studies

Davis, W. W. (2020). When Will It Be Done? How to Forecast Answers to Your Toughest Agile Questions; presented at the 7th Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium, College Park, Maryland, USA in May; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/pmwj97-Sep2020-Davis-when-will-it-be-done-2nd-ed.pdf

Frankova, P., Drahosova, M., Balco, P. (2016). Agile Project Management approach and its use in Big Data Management; Procedia Computer Science.  Authors discuss the agile approach to project management and suggest ways of using it in projects related to Big Data management. To download paper, go to https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050916303052 . (Ovya RK)

Giammalvo, P.D. (2019). “Agile” is NOT a subset of Project Management BUT A Stand Alone Alternate Methodology that is Equal to Project Management. PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue III (April). Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/pmwj80-Apr2019-Giammalvo-Agile-is-not-a-subset-of-project-management.pdf

Kerscher, S.; Günzel, H. (2019); SCRUM4CONSULTING – Agile Project Management for Consulting Projects; presented at the 8th Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States, University of Latvia, April 2019; republished in the PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Kerscher-Gunzel-SCRUM4CONSULTING-Agile-project-management.pdf

Messai, S. (2019). Agile Contracts: Effective Procurement for Enhanced Project Success in the Entertainment Industry, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue II (February).  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pmwj79-Feb2019-Messai-Agile-Contracts-featured-paper.pdf

Morgan, J.D. (2019). It’s No Longer Enough to Simply Be Agile; presented at the 6th Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium, College Park, Maryland, USA in May 2019; published in the PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VI, July.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/pmwj83-Jul2019-Morgan-No-Longer-Enough-To-Simply-Be-Agile.pdf

Paterek, P. (2019); Agile Transformation Changes from the Perspective of Project Team Values; presented at the 8th Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States, University of Latvia, April 2019; republished in the PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue IV, May.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pmwj81-May2019-Paterek-Agile-Transformation-Changes.pdf

Portman, H. (2020). A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue X, October.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pmwj98-Oct2020-Portman-a-new-birds-eye-view-on-agile-forest.pdf

Portman, H. (2019). A bird’s eye view on the agile forest; PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue X, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/pmwj87-Nov2019-Portman-birds-eye-view-on-agile-forest.pdf

Seabra, C. and Almeida, A.M. (2015). Project Management on Multimedia Projects - Preliminary Results on Communication, Interaction and Team Work Dynamics – from Procedia Computer Science- Conference on Enterprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project Management/Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN / HCist 2015 October 7-9, 2015. The paper describes research into the applicability of agile methodologies on multimedia development projects. To learn more: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050915027684.

Sohi, A. J., Hertogh, M., Bosch-Rekveldt, M., Blom, R. (2016). Does lean & agile project management help coping with project complexity? ScienceDirect journal; Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 226, 14 July 2016, Pages 252-259. To access this paper, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042816308722  (Kumar)

Articles, Blogs, Opinions

Aliieva, A. (2020). How to practice Agile in times of COVID-19; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue V, May. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pmwj93-May2020-Aliieva-how-to-practice-agile-in-times-of-covid-19.pdf

Alma, N. (2018) - The Journey of an Agile Leadership Team, an experience reported by Agile Coach Nienke Alma. This story follows the Journey of a POCLAC team at ING, Netherlands which introduced a new way of agile working in 2015. In an Agile organization, a POCLAC is a special coalition of Product Owner, Chapter Lead, Agile Coach to share knowledge and insights for one objective – to help the squads to perform even better. This report shows how these three roles strengthened their relationship and became an effective agile leadership team in their journey. Agilealliance.com, August. Available online at https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/experience-reports/the-power-of-three-the-journey-of-an-agile-leadership-team/ (Gopireddy)

Barbalat, L. (2019), Scrum Sundae; Project Times, January 15. This article gives cases when the standard scrum is not enough and variation to the procedures should take place.  Available online at https://www.projecttimes.com/articles/scrum-sundae.html (Itodo)

Frankle, K. and Johnson, J. (2019).  Deliver Faster, More Innovative Solutions with Agile Project Management, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue II (February). Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pmwj79-Feb2019-Frankle-Johnson-agile-project-management.pdf

Lehmann-Benz, A. (2019). Contracting Models for Agile Projects, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue II (February).  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pmwj79-Feb2019-Lehmann-Benz-Contracting-Models-for-Agile-Projects.pdf

Martin, S. and Abdelsadek, K. (2017).  Managing an Agile Program? Consider an AMO, Deloitte Insights, September 7th.  This article discusses the risks and pitfalls of a traditional PMO and the mismatch between traditional PMO techniques and an Agile project manifests. It introduces the concept of Agile Management Office (AMO) which operates in an effective way to monitor the progress of Agile projects. Further the article highlights the key features that makes an AMO unique. Available online at https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/industry/public-sector/agile-in-government-management-office.html (Gopireddy)

Mundra, A. (2018). Relative Estimation in Agile Project Management, PM World Journal, Volume VII, Issue XI - November. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pmwj76-Nov2018-Mundra-relative-estimation-in-agile-project-management.pdf

Oltmann, J. (2020).  How to Hold a Project Retrospective, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue X, October.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pmwj98-Oct2020-Oltman-how-to-hold-a-project-retrospective.pdf

Portman, H. (2020).  Are incremental and iterative the same phenomenon or not? PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue IV, April.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/pmwj92-Apr2020-Portman-are-incremental-and-iterative-the-same.pdf

Raven, M. (2017). Agile and Project Portfolio Management, article from Deloitte covers some common misperceptions about Agile, how Agile relates to PPM and where to ensure alignment of the two, and finally, why it is a strategic move to proactively align your Agile and PPM capabilities. To read report, go to https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/technology/articles/agile-and-ppm.html (Gollakota)

Rigby, D. K., Sutherland, J. and Takeuchi, H. (2016). Embracing Agile – An article in Harvard Business Review, May, 2016, on understanding Agile management in depth in order to use it more effectively and with the right conditions. For more, go to https://hbr.org/2016/05/embracing-agile). (Kumar)

Shenoy, A. (2020).  What is PI Planning? Challenges of Remote PI Planning, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue II, February.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj90-Feb2020-Shenoy-challenges-of-PI-planning-in-agile-advisory.pdf

Shenoy, A. (2019).  Common Misconceptions about Agile, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue X, November.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/pmwj87-Nov2019-Shenoy-common-misconceptions-about-agile.pdf

Shenoy, A. (2019). Estimation in Story Points, PM World Journal, Volume VIII, Issue V, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Shenoy-estimation-in-story-points.pdf

Sulaiman, T. and Smits, H.  Measuring Integrated Progress on Agile Software Development Projects - This paper was posted on Methods and Tools, a software development publication website. Agile software development methods have been shown to be effective: software is developed faster, with higher quality, and better meeting changing business priorities and changing market conditions. The prevailing wisdom was that EVM techniques were too difficult to implement effectively on an Agile project, and that EVM could not easily cope with changing requirements. The EVM techniques have been adopted for Agile projects, and the correctness of the results has been proven in the referenced research [1]. AgileEVM is a light-weight, and easy to use adaptation of the traditional EVM techniques which provides the benefits of traditional EVM in Agile projects. This paper discusses this approach.  To read article, go to http://www.methodsandtools.com/archive/archive.php?id=61//  Onwunalu


Books / Book Reviews

Arroyo, J. (2019). Agile Business Analysis, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue IV, May. https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pmwj81-May2019-Arroyo-Agile-Business-Analysis-Book-Review.pdf

Dever, K. S. (2019). Agile Approaches on Large Projects in Large Organizations, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June. https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Dever-Agile-Approaches-on-Large-Projects-book-review.pdf


Other Resources

What's the Difference? Agile vs Scrum vs Waterfall vs Kanban - Project Management has different techniques to follow while a project is progressing during the project lifecycle. This article explains the differences between Scrum, Waterfall and Kanban. Each has advantages and disadvantages, stages, and when you should use each one.  To learn more click on: https://www.smartsheet.com/agile-vs-scrum-vs-waterfall-vs-kanban



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