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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Trying Agile on for Size

Even mature industries can benefit from an iterative approach.

Jennifer Kaniecki MacNeil, PMI-ACP, PMP

For project managers working in mature, regulated industries such as defense or pharmaceuticals, the prospect of changing to an agile-based approach for project delivery may seem daunting. Project governance in these industries has achieved a level of maturity and success with a reliance on the traditional waterfall method. However, the ability to demonstrate value and calculate return on investment often lags project completion, particularly for multidiscipline and multiyear projects. Given the increased pressures on project teams to not just deliver value, but to deliver it early and often, it might be time to ...

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