Agile methodologies have been hyped as the silver bullet for IT delivery solutions as it builds its track record for success in the world of increasingly customer-focused deliveries. But Agile is often seen as incompatible with project management. Traditional project management prescribes a defined budget, deadline, and scope starting points, whereas agile encourages a non-prescriptive, amendable approach to getting to an endpoint. But the two can, in fact, be brought together in a usable way.
On Wednesday, February 26th, Project Assistants’ first installment of the 2014 Webinar Series will address this issue in Taming the Beast: Bringing Project Management and Agile to a Peaceful Coexistence Methodologies. (more…)
Project Assistants CEO Gus Cicala will write semi-monthly contributions for the blog that provide his view of what is going on in the world of project management and what it might mean for your organization.
January is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the realities of the past year and plan to apply those lessons to the upcoming year. And 2014 looks to be a transitionary year. With the dizzying rate of change in this IT age, we can no longer track business culture in terms of generations or even decades, but half decades. As such, 2014 marks the last year of the first half of the 2010s, and in many ways, it will usher in the next era.
So let’s take this opportunity to look at several of the biggest trends of 2013 and determine what it will mean for project management moving forward.
2013 Trend: The global economy has seen an uptick, returning us a bit closer to the mean. (more…)