RCS - Agile based project and change management

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Robert is APMG certified project manager (APMG-International, License 02844871-01-4KN3)

Agile project management is DSDM  based project management method designed and owned by the DSDM Consortium. The DSDM Consortium is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent organisation which owns and administers the DSDM framework. DSDM’s focus is on helping people to work effectively together to achieve the business goals. If executed in conformance with DSDM’s guidelines, projects will always reach defined goals. Agile projectmanagement is the most effective and reliable management tool to prevent you from getting out of control of your projects.

Agile project management is designed on strong fundaments:

1. Focus on the business need

2. Deliver on time

3. Collaborate

4. Never compromise quality

5. Build incrementally from firm foundations

6. Develop iteratively

7. Communicate continuously and clearly

8. Demonstrate control


Within DSDM a number of factors are identified as being of great importance to ensure successful projects:

· The acceptance of DSDM by senior management and other employees. This ensures that the different actors of the project are motivated from the start and remain involved throughout the project.

· The prototyping approach requires a strong and dedicated involvement by end user to test and judge the functional prototypes.

· The project team has to be composed of skillful members that form a stable union. An important issue is the empowerment of the project team. This means that the team (or one or more of its members) has to possess the power and possibility to make important decisions regarding the project without having to write formal proposals to higher management, which can be very time-consuming. In order for the project team to be able to run a successful project, they also need the right aids to run the project.

· Finally DSDM also states that a supportive relationship between customer and project team is required. This goes for both projects that are realised internally within companies or by outside contractors.



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