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.  Here is a general summary of the evolution that is taking place:

  • PMI has started 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 doesn’t go far enough:
    • The PMI- ACP Certification is a general test of lean and Agile knowledge and does not really 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

PMI is working hard to develop a much more integrated project management approach.  For example, PMBOK version 7 is expected to be released soon and is expected to go much further towards integrating Agile and traditional plan-driven project management and recognizing that those two approaches are complementary to each other rather than competitive.

Related Articles

Please check the articles associated with this category for more detail:

PMI Acquisition of Digital Agile Delivery (DAD)

You may have heard the announcement that PMI has acquired the Disciplined Agile Delivery Framework (DAD). This is a very significant announcment. 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 DAD perspective, it puts a “stamp of …

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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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