Since Disciplined Agile (DA) joined the PMI family in August 2019 we've gotten a collection of questions from people along the lines of "Why is there a difference between the advice in DA and PMI's advice?" So I thought I would write a few blogs examining why that is. This is the first.
There are several reasons why there are differences between existing DA and existing (non-DA) PMI materials:
My point is that there are very good reasons for the differences between what is in DA and what PMI has traditionally focused on. These differences are an important aspect of the value proposition of DA for PMI, and more importantly for our membership, because we can learn from these differences and then improve and grow based on those learnings. We're currently evolving DA based on the great material encompassed by the existing PMI standards and practice guides and our hope is that the existing PMI offerings will evolve to reflect Disciplined Agile ways of working (WoW) too.
In the next blog in this series I will do a deep dive into the differences between DA's take on Program Management and the PMI Program Management Standard. I suspect this will help to make some of the ideas in this blog more concrete and it will certainly make the opportunity before us a bit more explicit.
PMI and Disciplined Agile
PMI and DA
Categories: PMI and DA
We recently recorded a short discussion between Sunil Prashara, CEO of PMI; Dave Garrett, VP of Corporate Development and Innovation at PMI; and Mark Lines, co-creator of Disciplined Agile and now VP of Disciplined Agile at PMI. In the audio recording, which you can find at Quick Podcast on PMI’s Disciplined Agile Acquisition, they share their thoughts about four interesting questions:
There’s a lot more goodness to come!