The challenge to the Agile community: can’t we do better than PMBOK?

0.0 00 Another Knowledge Area in the PMBOK is Human Resource Management. The very name of the knowledge area already gives away the values behind it. It should not say “resource management”, it should say People Management! The old-skool project management is very much based on the values of Scientific Management and Hierarchical organizations that …

“Déjà vu” all over again, or why PMI/PMBOK are dangerous for the agile movement

0.0 00 There are significantly different sets of beliefs between what I call Old-Skool project management (embodied by PMBOK) and what is emerging as Agile project management for Software Development. Old-skool project management is based on values and scientific breakthroughs that are over 100 years old. Scientific management (Frederick Taylor, circa 1911) Cost based management …

PMI and the meta-planning process, or why software development planning is different

0.0 00 In the previous post I said I’d talk about Project Integration Management. Of that knowledge area from the PMBOK, I’ll focus on one specific Project Management Process within the Project Integration Management (this is how PMBOK calls the different components for each Knowledge Area).The process I’ll focus on is “Develop Project Management Plan”. …