CHAPTER 41

Agile Project Management

KAREN R.J. WHITE, CSM, PMP, PMI FELLOW, CONSULTANT

When I wrote my first book on the topic of agile project management,1 industry was really focused on agility in software development projects. Agility in business was not yet being adopted. Now, some years later, we are starting to see agile management moving out of the information technology (IT) organization into other organizations, as corporations realize software development is not the only area that would benefit from agile management practices.

In the June 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Rita Gunther McGrath discussed the need for agility in strategy selection and execution: “In a world where a competitive advantage often evaporates in less ...

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