Project Management has long been recognised as a mechanism for ensuring better delivery.
It is a conservative, process orientated and well governed method.
More recently, Agile has presented shortcomings to traditional Project Management and suggested some new age alternatives.
Agile is a more enthusiastic and outcome orientated approach.
A combination of both if done correctly will ensure more consistent delivery and outcomes.
Agile Orientated Planning
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.”
There are countless examples that planning via:
- Traditional Project Management is onerous and time consuming and because of change quickly becomes meaningless and is therefore not followed
- Agile is basic and often non existent with people responding to change rather than following a plan
The Avec Agile Orientated Planning framework looks to blend Agile principles into traditional planning practices.
Agile Orientated Governance
“Everyone wants better governance, but nobody wants to be governed more.
Everyone loves a selection process, until their project is not selected.
Everyone wants project risk managed, except on their own projects.
Everyone thinks that people should be rational, they are not.“
Source: Program and Portfolio Management: What’s Hot and What’s Not, Audrey Apfel – Gartner Research