Agile is fairly unique as far as popular project methodologies go in that, unlike PMBOK, PRINCE2 or Six Sigma, it is not owned by a single, authoritative body.
As there is no ownership, there is no copyright of the term “agile”, meaning that the word has been appropriated (and misappropriated) in a wild variety of ways.
At its core, though, agile project management is a methodology bound by community consensus; albeit a fluid consensus that is constantly evolving, branching and diversifying in ways that make it somewhat elusive and difficult to define.
That said, there are core practices of agile that are accepted and indeed proven to facilitate project success, particularly – as we will see – in software development projects.
Despite the tyranny of some cringe-worthy branding, the elements of agile we introduce in this Unit are robust and effective when applied in the right circumstances.
For as we stated earlier in this course, there is no such thing as a perfect project methodology; instead, we hope you take from this a critical appreciation of the value of agile and how it might be selectively employed to enable better projects.
Agile project management Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm (GMT+10:00) Hobart