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The Project Management Institute's annual events attract some of the most renowned and esteemed experts in the industry. In this blog, Global Conference, EMEA Congress and experienced event presenters past, present and future from the entire PMI event family share their knowledge on a wide range of issues important to project managers.

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PMI's Agile Future

Categories: Agile, Agile, EMEA, PMI

Presenter: Mike Griffiths

I was really looking for Mike's session because I met him at one event back in January and only after I realised that I studied on one of his books!

The food for thoughts he gave us, the knowledge he has, and the passion for the topic made this session absolutely interesting.

Here are my main highlights from the session

Wicked Problems

Are problems that are characterised by uncertainties, that are difficult to plan and manage with project management methodology. Some examples are:

  • evolving business problems
  • changing requirements
  • emerging technology
  • intangible: transform ideas not concrete or steel
  • requiring collaboration from different SME

As Peter Drucker analysed in 1999, we are moving from Industrial Work (visible, specialised, stable, etc.) to Knowledge Work (invisible, holistic, changing).


Solving Complex Projects

  • Consensus Gathering - collaboratively gain consensus on direction, approach or decision
  • Prioritization - build mindful business value and risk reduction
  • Short Build/ feedback Cycles - iterate through short cycles of Planning, Exploring, Learning and Adapting
  • Result Oriented Reporting - use metrics based on accepted work that gives meaningful indicators to likely completion rates.
  • Respect and Empowerment - engage in respectful practices that encourage information sharing and organizational optimization rather than personal one

PMI's Agile Future

PMI has already delivered a lot for the agile community, as shown in the below timeline

and in 2017, PMI will release:

  • PMI Agile Practice Guide
  • PMBOK v6 Guide

PMI is offering best-in-class plan-driven and agile offering, providing pragmatic guidance on when and how to combine approaches

Hybrid Agile

Hybrid doesn't mean mixing or diluting two methodologies because Hybrid can addictive as done by Lockheed Martin in the following chart


Bonus Tip

The presenter suggested as a very interesting book on motivating people Daniel H. Pink's Drive. Did you read it?




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