Chapter 16. Agile Organization: A Senior Management Briefing

You don't manage the unknown the same way that you manage the known.

Doug DeCarlo

Traditional project management is about managing the known. eXtreme project management is about managing the unknown. By comparison, traditional projects are slow and stable and lend themselves to orderly planning. eXtreme projects are change-ridden ventures. They are chaotic and messy, and speed and innovation are at a premium. They are also quite manageable, if you know how. It takes an agile organization. Being an agile organization is the fifth Critical Success Factor in eXtreme project management.

When the stakes are high and failure is not an option, when speed innovation and profitability count, eXtreme ...

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