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Agile project management takes the ideas from Agile software development and applies them to project management. Agile methodologies generally promote a project management process that encourages stakeholder involvement, feedback, objective metrics and effective controls.

Read the Twelve Principles of Agile Software from the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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Can Agile Reduce Complexity?

Agile recommends dealing with complexity by segmenting the requirements into manageable scope that can be achieved without triggering constraints.

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Agile: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Good implementations of agile are a result of the business and IT working together to implement a methodology that meets the needs of the organisation.

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Waterfall v Agile: How Should I Approach My Software Development Project?

Software development projects are usually approached using one of two methods, waterfall or agile. How should I approach my software development project?

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How to Introduce Agile Project Management to Your Organisation

Introducing Agile concepts to a business environment can be a political nightmare. These five steps will ensure your migration is as smooth as possible.

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Agile Metrics: A Seminal Approach for Calculating Metrics in Agile Projects

Traditional project metrics don't fit agile projects. This article talks about the comprehensive agile metrics that can be used by organisations.

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How Agile Practices Reduce Requirements Risks

Every software project carries some risk, but many of these risks can be mitigated. That's true of problems related to product requirements.

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Get Agile: Applying the Lessons From Software Development to Business Process Design

When 60% of all process redesign projects fail, how can you improve your odds while simultaneously accelerating results?

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Agile Project Management: AFP

Adaptive Project Framework is an iterative and adaptive approach to delivering maximum value to clients within the limits of their time and cost constraints.

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Top 5 Ways to Incorporate CMMI with Agile Methods

Five ways to institutionalise Agile Methods with CMMI through the adoption of generic practices associated with Maturity Levels 2 and 3.

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Picking a Project Management Methodology

Both agile and waterfall can be powerful approaches to software development. So, how do you find the right fit for your project?

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Metrics that Matter in Agile Projects

Metrics measure the health of a project, however, Agile methods need only the most important metrics, the ones that tell the whole story about the project.

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Agile Through the Waterfall

Many organisations have adopted Agile practices into their development methodologies and they have proven to be successful for the organisation as a whole.

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CMMI and Agile: Opposites Attract

The myths surrounding the compatibility of CMMI and Agile have recently been debunked by SEI. Learn how these seemingly opposing strategies can be paired.

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What Agile Methods Mean to Your Process, People and Products

Studies show that most successful projects are those that follow Agile principles, proving that model driven methods are not always best when it comes to managing change.

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Which Life Cycle Is Best for Your Project?

When choosing a development life cycle, don't just trust your feelings. Decide based on factors that really matter.

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Can We Combine Agile and Waterfall Development Strategies?

There are two well known production cycle methodologies that are the topic of much discussion in project management circles, Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

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The Blending of Traditional and Agile Project Management

If in today's business environment traditional project management is somewhat ineffective, it's time to examine other methods of designing and delivering projects, such as Agile project management.

Read the Scrum Guide, which represents the official Scrum Body Of Knowledge, written by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, co-creators of Scrum.

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