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PMI Funded Research_Extending Agile Project Management Beyond Software Industry
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Let me at first introduce myself. My name is Danijela Ciric. I am a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. As part of my thesis, I am exploring the application of agile project management approach beyond software industry.

This research is funded by the Project Management Institute, under the PMI Thesis Research Grant Program and is one of the few in the world to receive PMI’s grant in 2018.

I would be extremely grateful if you would kindly help me in my research pursuits by completing the attached questionnaire.I estimate that completing the whole survey should not take more than 15-20 minutes.

Thank you very much in taking your valuable time considering responding to the enclosed questionnaire. Your input is very much appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PMI_thesis_research_grant

All information to be gathered has been funded in accordance with the 2018 PMI Thesis Research Grant.
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Dear Danijela,
I just went through your survey. Very interesting. I am also preparing my dissertation - goal is to figure out what mobile PM tools work for which national cultures and how to make the best use of it in multicultural project teams. Agile will have its role in my research, too so I would be really happy if you could share your findings - also preliminary work might be very interesting.
Kind regards
Nico
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1 reply by Danijela Ciric
Jun 01, 2018 8:40 AM
Danijela Ciric
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Dear Nico,

Your research also sounds very interesting and I would be very happy to hear more about it, and how you structured your research. Especially as in projects I participate in, usually we have multicultural project teams.
As soon as I prepare some findings I will send you.

Best,

Danijela
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I remember when I had to do my master's thesis, it was a struggle getting people to participate. So the very least I can do is complete your survey.

Good luck!
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1 reply by Danijela Ciric
Jun 01, 2018 8:41 AM
Danijela Ciric
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Indeed, such a struggle.
So thank you so much for your contribution:)

Best,

Danijela
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Why the reason of this research? Agile was born beyond the software industry. It is amazing that the PMI do not know that. And it is sad. The other thing: what does mean "agile project management"?. That do not exists. In fact, you will not find a reference to that inside the PMBOK. I was part of the group of authors so I took care of that.
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2 replies by Danijela Ciric and Joshua Render
May 31, 2018 11:59 AM
Joshua Render
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Some Agile Methodologies have a Project Manager role. DSDM for example.

Some companies who use a hybrid model refer to the Project Managers as "Agile Project Managers"


While perhaps not officially defined, it is part of the general vernacular in some Agile groups to make a reference to someone who performs most of the project manager duties for an Agile team.
Jun 01, 2018 8:53 AM
Danijela Ciric
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Dear Mr. Conte,

Most of the scientific literature, available today, refers to APM exclusively in software development and, even though, scholars and practitioners have provided some valuable and essential knowledge on APM effectiveness in the software industry the project management community still knows little about APM applicability beyond software domain. According to Griffiths [31], the popularity of agile methodologies in other industries started around 2002 and therefore the methodologies are still evolving.
With an increased use of the APM concept in the last decade, it is of utmost importance to clarify if and how this concept translates in into other domains outside of the software industry and whether it co-exists or replaces traditional project management. Researchers were inspired and motivated to conduct this research, due to a lack of a coherent and consolidated knowledge on this topic.
PMI highlighted this as a "topic of interest", and Project Management Journal had a special call, in 2017., dedicated to APM with the sub-topic whether APM co-exists or replaces traditional project management, and how, in which kind of environment, conditions, or which type of project. I,as a scientist and a research in this field, am trying to see if there is something here worth of exploring:)

But, for example, in my dissertation title I don't use APM as rather agile approach. So maybe to clarify my research I will try to translate the title:
Investigating the effects of the agile approach in project management beyond software industry.

Best regards,
Danijela
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May 31, 2018 11:52 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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Why the reason of this research? Agile was born beyond the software industry. It is amazing that the PMI do not know that. And it is sad. The other thing: what does mean "agile project management"?. That do not exists. In fact, you will not find a reference to that inside the PMBOK. I was part of the group of authors so I took care of that.
Some Agile Methodologies have a Project Manager role. DSDM for example.

Some companies who use a hybrid model refer to the Project Managers as "Agile Project Managers"


While perhaps not officially defined, it is part of the general vernacular in some Agile groups to make a reference to someone who performs most of the project manager duties for an Agile team.
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
May 31, 2018 1:00 PM
Sergio Luis Conte
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Thank you Joshua. I was the author of DSDM versions 1 and 2 (one more on the group) in times when it was free for use. Good to know you know about it. My point is: you are a project manager performing project management in a way (the PMI way for example) in quit different environments. Is not good to say something project manager. For example, in my actual work place, one of my responsabilities is to define all related to strategy, process and governance. The same person is assigned to one more than initiative at the same time where some of them use agile based methods/process and some of them uses non-agile based. So, what is that person? The use of something project mangement or manager adds confusion to the community. When we work on creating the new version of PMBOK Guide we took close attention to that.
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May 31, 2018 11:59 AM
Replying to Joshua Render
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Some Agile Methodologies have a Project Manager role. DSDM for example.

Some companies who use a hybrid model refer to the Project Managers as "Agile Project Managers"


While perhaps not officially defined, it is part of the general vernacular in some Agile groups to make a reference to someone who performs most of the project manager duties for an Agile team.
Thank you Joshua. I was the author of DSDM versions 1 and 2 (one more on the group) in times when it was free for use. Good to know you know about it. My point is: you are a project manager performing project management in a way (the PMI way for example) in quit different environments. Is not good to say something project manager. For example, in my actual work place, one of my responsabilities is to define all related to strategy, process and governance. The same person is assigned to one more than initiative at the same time where some of them use agile based methods/process and some of them uses non-agile based. So, what is that person? The use of something project mangement or manager adds confusion to the community. When we work on creating the new version of PMBOK Guide we took close attention to that.
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Danijela -

I'm assuming the focus of the research goes beyond the role of the PM in projects following an adaptive lifecycle to looking at the mindset, behavor, practices & tools changes when adapting agile delivery to non-technology contexts?

Kiron
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1 reply by Danijela Ciric
Jun 01, 2018 8:55 AM
Danijela Ciric
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Dear Mr. Bondale,

The main objective of the proposed research is to investigate the applicability and effectiveness of agile approach beyond software industry, specifically depending on the specific project characteristics (project size, degree of innovation, type of innovation, and size of the project team, etc.). Although agile-related topics are discussed, primarily, in IT and software related literature, ability to manage changing priorities, team productivity, customer satisfaction, effectiveness in resolving unexpected risks, as building blocks of APM, are for sure something that is desirable beyond software industry but still there is a lack of understanding and well defined instructions how to apply particular Agile in other domains, how to identify situations when APM might be a better solution and how to help organizations integrate agile practices into their traditional processes. Therefore, with the increased use of APM in the last decade, it is of utmost importance to clarify whether and how this concept translates outside of software domain and whether it coexists with or replaces traditional project management and under which conditions.
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May 31, 2018 11:20 AM
Replying to Nico Schuster
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Dear Danijela,
I just went through your survey. Very interesting. I am also preparing my dissertation - goal is to figure out what mobile PM tools work for which national cultures and how to make the best use of it in multicultural project teams. Agile will have its role in my research, too so I would be really happy if you could share your findings - also preliminary work might be very interesting.
Kind regards
Nico
Dear Nico,

Your research also sounds very interesting and I would be very happy to hear more about it, and how you structured your research. Especially as in projects I participate in, usually we have multicultural project teams.
As soon as I prepare some findings I will send you.

Best,

Danijela
Network:16


May 31, 2018 11:28 AM
Replying to Joshua Render
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I remember when I had to do my master's thesis, it was a struggle getting people to participate. So the very least I can do is complete your survey.

Good luck!
Indeed, such a struggle.
So thank you so much for your contribution:)

Best,

Danijela
Network:16


May 31, 2018 11:52 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
...
Why the reason of this research? Agile was born beyond the software industry. It is amazing that the PMI do not know that. And it is sad. The other thing: what does mean "agile project management"?. That do not exists. In fact, you will not find a reference to that inside the PMBOK. I was part of the group of authors so I took care of that.
Dear Mr. Conte,

Most of the scientific literature, available today, refers to APM exclusively in software development and, even though, scholars and practitioners have provided some valuable and essential knowledge on APM effectiveness in the software industry the project management community still knows little about APM applicability beyond software domain. According to Griffiths [31], the popularity of agile methodologies in other industries started around 2002 and therefore the methodologies are still evolving.
With an increased use of the APM concept in the last decade, it is of utmost importance to clarify if and how this concept translates in into other domains outside of the software industry and whether it co-exists or replaces traditional project management. Researchers were inspired and motivated to conduct this research, due to a lack of a coherent and consolidated knowledge on this topic.
PMI highlighted this as a "topic of interest", and Project Management Journal had a special call, in 2017., dedicated to APM with the sub-topic whether APM co-exists or replaces traditional project management, and how, in which kind of environment, conditions, or which type of project. I,as a scientist and a research in this field, am trying to see if there is something here worth of exploring:)

But, for example, in my dissertation title I don't use APM as rather agile approach. So maybe to clarify my research I will try to translate the title:
Investigating the effects of the agile approach in project management beyond software industry.

Best regards,
Danijela
...
1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Jun 01, 2018 10:22 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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Sorry Danijela, but it is not right. I was part of the USA DoD/NSF Agility Forum in 1990 created inside the Leihigh Unversity to find an alternative to Lean and was where Agile was born. But you can find Agile practices in Ford Motors in 1937 just the difference is Toyota took it in 1934 and create TPS that was time before Lean (while TPS, Lean and Agile are not the same). What Griffiths stated is totally wrong. I earn my Ph.D in Software Engineering from Cargnegie Mellon Unversity and my tesis was a method named FUSION that was used time ago. Agile methods for software were created from object orientation and I have the possibility to work with the methos creators at OOSPLA and then being part of the group of authors of DSDM. So, if you like to make a doctoral thesis my humble opion is take a close look because it will determine your success. Obviously it will depend on your thesis committee.
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May 31, 2018 2:03 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Danijela -

I'm assuming the focus of the research goes beyond the role of the PM in projects following an adaptive lifecycle to looking at the mindset, behavor, practices & tools changes when adapting agile delivery to non-technology contexts?

Kiron
Dear Mr. Bondale,

The main objective of the proposed research is to investigate the applicability and effectiveness of agile approach beyond software industry, specifically depending on the specific project characteristics (project size, degree of innovation, type of innovation, and size of the project team, etc.). Although agile-related topics are discussed, primarily, in IT and software related literature, ability to manage changing priorities, team productivity, customer satisfaction, effectiveness in resolving unexpected risks, as building blocks of APM, are for sure something that is desirable beyond software industry but still there is a lack of understanding and well defined instructions how to apply particular Agile in other domains, how to identify situations when APM might be a better solution and how to help organizations integrate agile practices into their traditional processes. Therefore, with the increased use of APM in the last decade, it is of utmost importance to clarify whether and how this concept translates outside of software domain and whether it coexists with or replaces traditional project management and under which conditions.
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