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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Agile Project Management - Extending PMBOK

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  • Steven Gojanovich
    Thank you Kelly, that was a great lead. Steve Principal, Business Solutions International BSI.Steven.G2005@gmail.com ________________________________ From:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 28, 2011
      Thank you Kelly, that was a great lead.

      Principal, Business Solutions International

      From: Kelly <allaboutagile@...>
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:01 AM
      Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Agile Project Management - Extending PMBOK

      Hi everyone. Those that know me know I'm a big fan of agile methods, and Scrum in particular although not necessarily exclusively. I was once a traditional project manager, using waterfall methods based on PRINCE2, and I used to find the PMI's PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) a really useful guide.

      The truth is that the PMBOK is agnostic of any particular methodology (even agile or waterfall, let alone PRINCE2, Scrum, XP, etc). Instead it documents common practices used in project management generally. I have always been keen to understand and help others see where agile methods fit in with the wider discipline of project management, so I have started writing content to tackle this issue for project managers transitioning to agile from other methods.

      I have started by trying to define the process of managing iterations using Scrum and XP, describing the process in the style and format of the PMBOK. You can see it here -


      I am really keen to get input from the agile community on this, and in particular from the Scrum community, so I can incorporate your input and re-publish it as a fairer or more accurate reflection of our common practices.

      If you are keen to get involved in this, please take a look and let me know what you think in the comments. I hope it's something that will help a lot of traditional project managers move more easily to agile methods.

      Kelly Waters

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