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

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Becoming Agile

One organization's experience with adopting agile practices proves instructive—and profitable.

Michal Raczka, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP

In 2011, our organization, e-commerce company Allegro Group, realized it needed a way to quickly react to changes in the market. Our waterfall process was not allowing us to do that, so we started making our way toward agility. The problems that cropped up and the lessons we learned on the way can help other organizations embarking on the same journey.

We started with a pilot project—our first Scrum team. We soon experienced the “two clocks issue,” in which the Scrum team was moving quickly, but the entire organization was not ready to make the change. Part of the problem was that we were unable to ...

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