Posts Tagged ‘Agile’

Project Management in an Agile World

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Agile not only requires project teams to operate differently, it also demands that project managers apply new leadership techniques. Traditionally managed projects (waterfall) are typically governed by a top down management approach. Agile, however, puts the power in the hands of the team and its members. It assumes that the individuals who “do the work” have the best knowledge of how to get the work done.

After the Manifesto for Agile Software development was written in 2001, the declaration was later generalized in 2005 to include other forms of management. It identified six key principles as essential to project management under the Agile framework. The generalized declaration, entitled the “Project Management Declaration of Interdependence”, is quoted below.

“We are a community of project leaders that are highly successful at delivering results. To achieve these results:
- We increase return on investment by making continuous flow of value our focus.
- We deliver reliable results by engaging customers in frequent interactions and shared ownership.
- We expect uncertainty and manage for it through iterations, anticipation, and adaptation.
- We unleash creativity and innovation by recognizing that individuals are the ultimate source of value, and creating an environment where they can make a difference.
- We boost performance through group accountability for results and shared responsibility for team effectiveness.
- We improve effectiveness and reliability through situationally specific strategies, processes and practices.”

(©2005 David Anderson, Sanjiv Augustine, Christopher Avery, Alistair Cockburn, Mike Cohn, Doug DeCarlo, Donna Fitzgerald, Jim Highsmith, Ole Jepsen, Lowell Lindstrom, Todd Little, Kent McDonald, Pollyanna Pixton, Preston Smith and Robert Wysocki.)

Welcome to the Project Central blog

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Welcome to Blog where you’ll find Agile and Traditional project management related topics and links.  I’m S. Umrani, a certified PMP and CSM more than 17 years of Information Technology project management experience.   I’ve spearheaded large and small IT and business process initiatives at fortune 100 investment banking, brokerage and computer hardware and services companies.   I’ve managed teams and have provided IT training on a variety of topics.  My background is concentrated in financial services, but good project management practices can be applied to any industry.  My screen name is ProjectWalker.  You can email me at   Check back weekly.  I’ll post tips, training and best practice information that I’m thinking about or that I have come across.  If I find something interesting before the week is up, I’ll post it right away. Upcoming topic…

Communications Management – Controlling Your Project’s Message

- S Umrani – PMP, CSM