Beyond the Hype of a New Approach


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(originally published in the Cutter IT Journal, July 2004): Agile Project Management is becoming the latest in a long line of named approaches to driving projects that promises improved performance – watch for it on a bookshelf or seminar near you. As with most well thought out approaches, though, there is a danger that trimming down the message in order to capture an eager audience’s attention can reduce the positive impact, or even cause a backlash with weak implementations. This article looks at some of the challenges that the Agile Community has faced in getting their message understood in the past, and makes some recommendations for increasing the likelihood of effective use of APM in organizations that want to leverage its strengths.

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