Government agencies are constantly striving to develop software systems that support business objectives, deliver measurable benefits and provide good value for money. To achieve these goals there is a need for project management frameworks that balance governance with agility.
Scrum is by far the most well-known agile approach and has made a dramatic improvement to the way organisations work in order to deliver value to their business units and customers alike. But what is it? What are it's strenghts and weaknesses?
DSDM is often seen as agile’s best kept secret as it has been in existence for over twenty years as various flavours of agile have come and gone. It is now prospering as agile comes of age. This is due to organisations needing more rigour and control when running agile in situations where the ‘ideal agile environment’ doesn’t really exist.
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 an IT 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.
At the turn of the century this word didn’t exist in a project management or IT context. Nowadays it is commonplace. The term agile was ‘invented’ in 2001 as a result of a group of people coming together to create the Agile Manifesto for Software Development. Since then over a decade has passed and agile has grown far beyond its IT roots and heritage as it is now applied to anything from nuclear submarines to Mars bars!
Here is some information on the AXELOS PDP. It contains a few simple tips to go along with the comprehensive guidance provided by AXELOS which can be found on their own website. If you are looking to take the PRINCE2 Agile qualification and you are a lapsed Practitioner, this may be of interest to you. It is quite simple to do and doesn't take long!
This webinar provided lots of food for thought for those people trying to work out what constitutes agile success. There were some surprising results from sone of the polls, such as the registration poll that said that only 8% of people on the webinar had clearly defined agile success criteria!
Here are the slides from the webinar that was held on November 12th 2015
This webinar was presented by Keith Richards, Lead Author and Chief Examiner for PRINCE2 Agile. The webinar gave an opportunity to learn about what is in the course and how to benefit from PRINCE2 Agile. Particular areas of focus in this webinar are about behaviours and where does AgilePM fit in. Why not listen and see if PRINCE2 Agile addresses your needs when working in agile environments? You may be surprised by the outcome!