Project Management

Hybrid Project Management: Fit-for-Purpose to Drive Performance — Continuing the Conversation

Kristy Moeller

The use of hybrid project management is on the rise, up 57% over the last three years, according to the latest Pulse of the Profession® report from PMI. To further explore how this is playing out in practice today, I joined a webinar with PMI Thought Leadership Director Edivandro Conforto; Alarka Purkayastha, Senior IT Strategy & Transformation Manager at Accenture; and Brian Potter, Enterprise Product Engineering Manager at John Deere.

During the presentation, we received a lot of great questions that we didn’t get a chance to cover. I’ve provided responses below to offer more insights into how project professionals can adopt the best approaches for their projects. Please join the conversation and offer your questions and experiences in the comments.

Hybrid Approach 

1. Do you have a scoring mechanism that can help organizations to determine if a hybrid methodology is the right approach? 

Answer: Hybrid is an attribute where you mix and match the various methodologies, so we do not have a specific hybrid methodology. As long as you are doing fit-for-purpose practices for your organization, you will always be doing hybrid!

2.  We are looking to develop our hybrid methodology framework. Currently, some people think "hybrid" is choosing not to do things from a waterfall or agile methodology. We would like to design …

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