Chapter 2

Mapping from the PMBOK® Guide to Agile

A new doctrine goes through three stages. It is attacked and declared absurd; then it is admitted as true and obvious but insignificant. Finally, its true importance is recognized and its adversaries claim the honor of having discovered it.

William James

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Max Planck

Now that you have a clear understanding of what agile is and what might be waiting for you on that island, let’s begin our journey by building the first few steps of our bridge to agility. First we must examine the origins of the PMBOK® Guide, the book most often used as a reference by project managers. Then we’ll see how its project management lifecycle and ...

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