Agile and PMI

Overview

This category contains topics associated with the relationship of  PMI strategy and certifications to Agile and how the two areas are related.

PMI is slowly beginning to embrace and integrate Agile as a legitimate form of project management but it is a huge effort and will take a lot of time.  For a number of years, Agile was not recognized at all as a form of project management.  Then PMI created the PMI-ACP certification in 2012.  The PMI-ACP certification was a step in the right direction but it didn’t go far enough:

It is a general test of lean and Agile knowledge and does not prepare someone for a particular Agile Project Management role
It treats Agile and traditional plan-driven project management as separate and independent domains of knowledge with little or no integration between the two.

In 2017, PMI released PMBOK version 6 and the Agile Practice Guide.  That went a little further towards integrating Agile but still not far enough
PMBOK version 7 has started development now and is expected to go much further in this direction.

PMI is really scrambling to develop a new direction to keep pace with this evolution.  For example, PMBOK version 7 is expected to be much more lean and principles-based and give more general guidance.

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PMI Acquisition of Digital Agile Delivery (DAD)

You may have heard the announcement that PMI has acquired the Disciplined Agile Delivery Framework (DAD). Here’s the announcement if you haven’t seen it: PMI Disciplined Agile Announcement What Does The PMI Disciplined Agile Delivery Announcement Mean? What’s the Impact of This Announcement? I think this announcement is very significant for a couple of reasons: From the …

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What is the Purpose of the New PMI Agile Practice Guide?

What is the Purpose of the New Agile Practice Guide?

PMI recently published PMBOK version 6 as well as a new document called “The Agile Practice Guide”.   The Agile Practice Guide is a totally new kind of document for PMI and raises some questions about “What is the purpose of the new PMI Agile Practice Guide?” For a long time, PMI has treated Agile …

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PMBOK and Agile – Does PMBOK Version 6 Go Far Enough to Integrate Agile?

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One of the biggest changes in PMBOK® version 6 is that it has incorporated more guidance about Agile. Does PMBOK version 6 go far enough to integrate Agile?   I think that the release of PMBOK version 6 and The Agile Practice Guide is a huge step forward. It is a noble attempt to create …

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Is PMP Certification Still Relevant in Today’s World?

IS a PMP Certification Still Relevant?

I have mixed feelings about the subject of “Is PMP certification still relevant in today’s world?”. On the one hand, I am a PMP myself, I have had a PMP certification since 2004, and I’m proud to be a PMP, but I recognize the limitations of a PMP certification. On the other hand, I can …

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Will PMBOK Ever Be Compatible With Agile?

Will PMBOK ever be compatible With Agile? For the past 5-10 years, I’ve been working on developing an Agile Project Management curriculum. This started out as a graduate-level Agile Project Management course at Boston University and then morphed into a full, seven-course training curriculum that is now offered on two different training platforms plus a …

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