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PMI Launches Agile
Strategic Planning—A Critical and 3
Continuing Board Accountability
Discover the Latest Trends in Social 5
Media and Virtual Communication
to Use in Your Projects
New From PMI 6
• PMI Standards Navigator
• PMI Standards Benchmark
• Hands-on Simulation Helps You
Solve Real-World Problems
New PDU Category Structure 7
Now in Place
Project Management Grows 9
Former PMIEF Scholarship Recipient 10
Donors Make It Happen 11
Community Portraits 14
In Memoriam Carlos R. Zervigon 17
Events Calendar 18
Chapter Links 20
gile has become a hot topic
among practitioners. Many are
investigating or have already
started applying Agile principles
to their practice of project management.
In fact, PMI research has found that the
use of Agile practices in project management has doubled in the last two years.
Growing Demand Prompts
they will end up with a product that
they want and will use.
; High visibility and influence over
the project progress. This enables
early indications of problems.
; Early measurable return on investment. This allows for defined deliverables early in the process and at the
end of each iteration.
Numerous project management practitioners are seeing this demand for Agile
practices among their clients and employers, and thus are eager to learn
Agile techniques to apply on the job.
Similarly, organizations are seeing value
in Agile methods to deliver projects for
their clients more quickly. PMI is supporting these developments with the
launch of an Agile certification.
PMI research has found that
the use of Agile practices in
project management has
doubled in the last two years.
PMI by the
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Organizations Are Embracing
Agile as a Tool
Organizations that use Agile techniques
in managing projects have documented
the value they see from its practice:
; Early and continuous customer
feedback. Since the customers are
involved throughout development,
PMI regularly surveys project practition-
ers to further understand how they prac-
tice project management. One key
statistic that came out of our latest Pulse
of the Profession survey is that standard-
ized project management practices re-
sult in better project performance.
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