The Agile Triangle is the equivalent, in Agile Project Management, of the better known Iron Triangle.
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In traditional Project Management, we have the Iron Triangle of Time, Cost, and Scope – or, in the UK, of Time, Cost, and Quality
Agile practitioners assert that, for traditional projects, scope tends to be fixed – or at least prioritized. Time and cost are mutable – the project will add time and budget to achieve scope objectives.
As an aside: this isn’t true. We have:
In Agile, practitioners assert that the triangle is the other way up:
But this is not the Agile Triangle…
Constraints means the Time, cost, scope triangle.
Agile puts its focus on releasing value and quality to users, and therefore working to weaken the constraints of time, budget, and scope.
So, the Agile triangle is a revised statement of three things we need to trade-off against one another to optimize our project performance.
Not so very different!
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I asked Project Managers in a couple of forums what material things you need to have, to do your job as a Project Manager. They responded magnificently. I compiled their answers into a Kit list. I added my own.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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