You may be at the start of your Project Management career, or a seasoned veteran. You may work on software engineering projects or in business change. But, whatever your project role, one thing is clear. Project Managers can no longer afford to ignore Agile methodologies.
We spoke with Agile Project Management trainer and founder of AgileSumo.com, Chris O’Halloran. The first thing he said was this:
‘I am the first to admit that when I first heard about Agile in 2003, I mentally wrote it off…
Surely, no serious project manager would follow principles of Agile. I mean, how could a lack of planning actually work?’
He goes on to also admit that he didn’t understand Agile.
But now he believes he was wrong. It wasn’t until many years later that he began to understand Agile, the value it brings and, crucially, why it works.
Now, Chris is a huge advocate for Agile. He teaches Agile principles and coaches teams on moving to Agile ways of working.
In this article, Chris explains why you can no longer afford to ignore Agile methodologies, if you don’t want to be left behind.