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Agility

Agility in project management is about flexibility and adaptability, the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, needs or requirements.  Those changing conditions may come from stakeholders, external conditions, emergencies, internal realities during project implementation or other factors.  The resources below are intended to provide useful perspective on this topic.

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Articles, Blogs, Opinions

How the Pandemic tested Government Resilience (2020). Article about agility and change in U.S. government agencies during the Covid-19 pandemic; published by The Atlantic magazine in the United States, in collaboration with the technology company Accenture. September. https://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/accenture-2020/how-pandemic-tested-government-resilience/3505/

 

Papers, Reports, Studies

Budeli, L. (2020). Adopting agile practices and techniques in complex traditional engineering project management environment, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/pmwj99-Nov2020-Budeli-Adapting-agile-in-traditional-engineering-pm-environment.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

Miranda, E. (2020). Bridging the Gap Between Agility and Planning; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/pmwj99-Nov2020-Miranda-Bridging-Gap-Between-Agility-and-Planning.docx

Sivaraman, R.; Raczka, M. (2018). Cruise from Personal Agility to Organizational Agility, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue II, February. Online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/pmwj67-Feb2018-Raji-Sivaraman-Michal-Raczka-Cruise-from-Personal-Agility-to-Organizational-Agility.pdf

Management of Flexibility in Projects - 2005 research paper prepared by Nils O.E. Olsson, published in the International Journal of Project Management. With inputs from a literature review and the findings from a study of 18 publicly funded Norwegian projects, paper demonstrates the dynamics related to project flexibility, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. To read research, click here. (Dağli)

 

Books / Book Reviews

Hue, C. (2019). Agilizing the Enterprise, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue IV, May. https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pmwj81-May2019-Hue-Agilizing-the-Enterprise-book-review.pdf

 

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