AgilePM® reaches 100,000 exams milestone! But why so popular?

Insights | 12 December 2018

Agile’s influence on the project management industry continues to flourish. More organisations and project professionals than ever are embracing Agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of, and return on investment, from projects and other change initiatives.

Since its introduction in 2010, Agile Project Management (AgilePM) from the Agile Business Consortium, has fast established itself as the leading framework and certification for agile project management.

The AgilePM guidance offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile. It offers a structured and scalable corporate Agile framework based on proven practice.

But why has AgilePM proven to be so popular?

6 Key Success Factors of AgilePM

  1. A tried and tested corporate approach. AgilePM is essentially a project manager’s subset of the Agile Business Consortium’s wider Agile Project Framework. The framework – established for over 20 years and regularly refreshed – provides governance and rigour along with the agility and flexibility demanded by organisations today.
  2. Addresses the full project lifecycle (beyond product development). AgilePM offers a mature Agile approach that, whilst offering agility and flexibility, retains the concepts of a project, project delivery and project management. It goes beyond the realm of Agile product development approaches such as Scrum.
  3. Quality and governance controls. One of AgilePM’s underlying principles is Never Compromise Quality. In an AgilePM project, high-level acceptance criteria is agreed at various stages throughout the project lifecycle, from initial requirements at the feasibility stage, to objectives for each stage of product/solution development.
  4. Risk management. AgilePM provides practical ideas for managing risk, directly addressing many of the common risks associated with projects. The Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ) provides an effective starting point for creating a clear, shared understanding of project risks and their mitigation.
  5. Clear roles and responsibilities. People working together effectively is the foundation of any successful project. AgilePM recognises this and assigns clear roles and responsibilities to each person in a project, representing business, solution/technical, management and process interests.
  6. Popular agile practices incorporated. AgilePM incorporates and encourages a range of popular agile practices to support effective product and solution development, including MoSCoW Prioritisation, Timeboxing and Iterative Development.

If you’re interested in upskilling your team with an AgilePM certification, contact us today on 1300 70 13 14.

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About The Author

Tracey Copland, Head of Best Practice at PM-Partners group

Tracey has been involved in management, finance and business consulting including Portfolio, Programme & Project management for 20+ years. Together with her skills and experience, Tracey is a flexible professional seeking to achieve a high work standard, focussing on value-add.

Having been with PM-Partners group for 15 years, Tracey has held roles including Consultant/Trainer, Head of Training and currently, Head of Development. Tracey has provided training and consultation services to clients in both the public and private sectors, across various disciplines and at all levels including Project, Programme, Portfolio and Change Management, and Agile practices.

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