The New Agile Practice Guide The Result of a Great Collaboration. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg welcomed Stephen Townsend of the Project Management Institute or PMI during her most recent podcast. Stephen is the Director, Global Alliances & Networks at the Project Management Institute. He spoke to Ryn from the Agile Alliance Conference in Orlando, Florida about the new Agile Practice Guide that will be published in September 2017. To listen to the interview, go to www.rynmelberg.com, Soundcloud, or iTunes.
Historic collaboration demonstrates that working alone is not always the best way to achieve monumental success. The Agile Practice Guide that is due in September 2017 is the result of two groups cooperating to publish a work greater than the sum of its parts. The Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Agile Alliance are each renowned for their individual contributions to business and organizational development. The new guide will be the best of all possible outcomes for project managers. “The Agile Practice Guide will bring the Agile and PMI communities together and help organizations succeed,” Stephen said.
Content in the soon to be released guide will have all the common approaches to project management devotees of Agile and PMI are used to seeing. “Readers will be able to learn about and choose the framework that is best for speed, the best for quality, or finding out what the customer wants,” Stephen said. “The guide represents an agnostic method and framework and helps them to decide what is best.”
According to Stephen, the leadership of PMI and the Agile Alliance had been talking to each other for several years about the prospect of putting together a guide. “Both groups were committed to a guide that was about the best methodology for the job in several different circumstances, which means that the guide will offer examples beneficial to a variety of organizations,” he said.
Ultimately, the Agile Practice Guide will create a bridge, help find common language and common ways for many more people and groups to be successful than would otherwise be possible.
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