PMI Bundles PMBOK®, Agile Practice Guides

By bundling A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition with a new Agile Practice Guide, the Project Management Institute has reinforced its position that industry professionals should consider the full range of project management approaches in determining which method will deliver the best project outcomes. The two guides provide practitioners with critical information spanning many approaches to help industry professionals select the method that is best suited to an individual project.

The Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance, is intended to serve as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile approaches. The guide contains the following sections:

  • An Introduction to Agile describes the Agile Manifesto mindset, values and principles. It also covers the concepts of definable and high-uncertainty work, and the correlation between the Lean, Kanban Method and agile approaches.
  • Life Cycle Selection introduces the various life cycles discussed in the practice guide and covers suitability filters, tailoring guidelines and common combinations of approaches.
  • Implementing Agile: Creating an Agile Environment talks about critical factors to consider when creating an agile environment such as servant leadership and …

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