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Agile Project Management vs. PMBOK® Guide

Agile Project Management (APM) emphasizes quick, responsive interaction — something that would seemingly clash with the PMBOK ® Guide — as many authors have pointed out in the past. This abstract from Best Practices PMP Training begs to differ, citing the areas the PMBOK ® Guide and Agile Project Management work together (namely in flexibility of roles, fitting for change, and interative life cycles). The abstract does note, however, areas where the two differ: the PMBOK ® Guide emphasizes a “push approach” that is more granular, and also PMI puts the responsibility solely on the project manager, unlike APM which puts accountability for projects on the whole team.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI’s Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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