Agile misconceptions. Just saying...

Keith Richards
3 Nov 2017
Agile
AgilePM/DSDM
General
Governance
PRINCE2 Agile

Agile misconceptions

Over the years of working in the agile space, I have been surprised at the number of misconceptions that become so prevalent that they more or less become a truth. Albeit a 'fake truth'. Here are just a few statements that are true and are intended to correct those misconceptions.

Lean Startup

An MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is primarily about ‘learning’ and not about ‘revenue’.

PRINCE2

PRINCE2 is a Project Management Framework that can be configured to support an 'agile way of working' or a 'waterfall way of working’.

PRINCE2 is not a 'waterfall approach' to Project Management.

There are two types of Project Manager. There are those who think PRINCE2 is a 'waterfall approach' and there are those who know it isn’t.

There are two types of people who work on projects. There are those who think PRINCE2 is a 'waterfall approach' and there are those who know it isn’t.

Projects in general

On a project, you may at some point have a 'backlog' - but you never 'start with a backlog'.

Scrum

Scrum is not an approach for managing projects.

You can use Scrum 'on' a project, but you cannot 'manage' a project with Scrum.