Emergent trends in project management transcend the traditional or predictive project life cycle, demanding more flexibility and adaptability. Examine the Agile method for project management (Agile PM) by addressing the following key elements:
- First, in your own words, with appropriate support, define the construct of the Agile methodology and distinguish it in the context of project management.
- Then identify one of the key aspects of the Agile methodology used in project management and rationalize its use in a specific project scenario.
Chapter 8 in Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
Appendix X3 in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Module 4 (p. 1-3) in Project Management System Resource Center (PMSRC)
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