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Project Management Beyond the Hype

Agile Development, a Subset of a Project Management Method

Language:  English
This eBook includes definitions of various critical terms and explains how Agile is not a project management method, rather, it is a subset of a methodological approach such as CAMMP™.
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This eBook (7/7 in the Adaptive Project Management & Tailored Methods series) describes that project management has always been adaptive, which means organizations must be able to go beyond the hype, beyond the debate on waterfall and agile. In this book we define various terms, such as agile, agility, project, project life cycle, project management method and other relevant terms. Next, we explain why Agile Development is not a project management method, rather, it is a subset of a project management method. We also touch on the concept of project failure as a function of poor practices or the absence of a proper approach, an adaptive methodological approach. In other words, it is people-driven rather than method-driven. We close the book with an overview of how CAMMP™ is indeed an iterative and adaptive methodology, that can use a Big Bang or an Iterative/Incremental development.

About the Author

Mr. Mounir A. Ajam is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, coach, advisor, consultant, volunteer leader, and project management thought leader.

He is the author of various e-books and books on project management; the latest is Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile.

Mounir is a senior executive with more than three decades of outstanding global and practical experience in the capital project industry and the project management domain. He has worked on projects worth billions of United States dollars in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. His experience includes working small and multiple projects and large and complex projects, including mega projects.

Mr. Ajam is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of SUKAD Group, a leading project management provider and innovator. SUKAD Group is based in the USA but operates mostly in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon since 2004.

  • Dedication
  • About the Author
  • The e-book series
  • Introduction
  • Two Series
  • This Series’ E-books
  1. Linking the E-Books in The Series
    1. The First Two Volumes, The Foundation
    2. Volumes 3 and 4, The Solution, CAMMP™
    3. Volume 5 and 6, The Application of CAMMP™ in the Real World
    4. The Current Volume, Beyond the Hype
  2. Relevant Definitions and Critical Concepts
    1. Introduction
    2. Elaborated Definitions
    3. Chapter Closing Comments
  3. The Manifesto
    1. Disclaimer
    2. Misunderstanding the Manifesto
    3. Closing Comments
  4. B2 or I2 Development
    1. The Necessary Background
    2. Uruk PPM Project
    3. Why Agile?
    4. Waterfall versus Agile
    5. How to decide?
    6. What Is the Front End of CAMMP™?
    7. Possible Variations
    8. Closing Comments
  5. Agile Outside of Software
    1. Can We Use Agile Outside Software?
    2. Where Did We Use It?
    3. Which is the better approach?
    4. Closing Comments
  6. The Hype, Agile Transformation
    1. Why Hype?
    2. Then What Is the Problem?
    3. Agile Failure
    4. The Lovely New Hype Is Hybrid
    5. Then What Is the Answer?
    6. The Closing Comments
  7. The Hype Again, Capital Projects
    1. Author Background
    2. The Problem
    3. Is Their Communication Outside Agile?
    4. Planning and Change
    5. What Is the Merit of Agile PM?
    6. How About Agile Development in Capital Projects?
    7. Closing Comments
  8. The Real World, A Subset
    1. Hybrid
    2. Why a Subset?
    3. Agile or Iterative/Incremental?
    4. CAMMP™ or Agile?
    5. CAMMP™ Is Iterative
    6. CAMMP™ Is Responsive to Change
    7. Closing Comments
  9. Closing Chapter
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A: Additional Resources
  • Appendix B: Bibliography
  • End Matters
  • About SUKAD
  • Uruk PPM Platform
  • The SUKAD Way™
  • PM Quest Online Learning
  • End Notes

Mounir A. Ajam