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What is agile project management?

Agile project management is an approach to agile that is ideally used in more complex situations, where the simpler forms of agile have their limitations.

Currently, the vast majority of agile is used in a software development environment on an existing set of products. However, what if you don’t have a product yet or the solution you are looking to create involves more than just IT? This is where the benefits of Agile Project Management come in to play.

What is AgilePM?

AgilePM qualifications are independently accredited by the APMG and works alongside more traditional approaches, such as PRINCE2. AgilePM is the world’s fastest moving agile project management qualification at present. By 2020, over 150,000 individuals had become certified in Agile Project Management (AgilePM).

Can I use Scrum to manage an agile project?

No. Scrum is an agile framework for product delivery and is typically used when a product already exists, and you are looking to add features to it over time. You can use Scrum ON a project, but you cannot use Scrum to MANAGE a project.

When you combine agile project management and Scrum you get the best of both worlds. It allows you to use Scrum on larger and more complex projects whilst still maintaining rigour and control.

Importance of Agile Project Management

A common misconception is that agile is only applicable to IT and where a product already exists. Although it is true to say that most agile concepts and frameworks were originally applied in this way, time has moved on.

When organisations are faced with complex business change or bespoke customer work, agile must work in these situations as well.

This is where using agile project concepts and practices enable agile to open up new horizons and operate in real world situations and at scale.