Many organizations today are implementing Agile into their development processes which often means that agile and traditional project management methodologies live side by side. In this episode Joseph Flahiff discusses his newly published book “Being Agile in a Waterfall World”.

This episode was a recording of #PMHangout 39 which was held as part of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community hosted on Google+ Hangouts On-Air. If you wish to watch the hangout, you can find it here.

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My experience with Agile completely aligns with what Joseph talks about in his book. I currently work in an organization where we have begun to implement an Agile framework in our development cycle, yet most of our organization uses traditional project management methodologies.

Some key points that is discussed are:

  • Agile means nimble
  • Agile is an adjective not a noun
  • If you are able to change as fast or faster than the changes that are happening within your business context…You are Agile!

Additional concepts discussed

  • What is Nimble
  • What is the Agile Movement
  • Agility enabling practice
  • 21st Century management practices

Resources Mentioned

Being Agile in a Waterfall World: A practical guide for complex organizations

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, Joseph Flahiff

Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

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Please leave a comment below and let me know if you have ever experienced being agile in a waterfall world.

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