Agile Approaches on Large Projects in Large Organizations
Agile Approaches on Large Projects in Large Organizations

Agile Approaches on Large Projects in Large Organizations


133 Pages, 6 x 9

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Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN 9781628251753


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Creativity and productivity, rapid adaptation to change, value for the customer—these are just some of the advantages of implementing agile practices in project work. However, agile practices have been most widely and successfully undertaken in the context of small, colocated teams working on small software projects, known as the "agile sweet spot."In this monograph, Brian Hobbs and Yvan Petit explore the use and impact of agile outside of the agile sweet spot. Through a case study and survey questionnaire, they uncover research questions that have remained largely unexamined in the literature, on the project level as well as on the organizational level, namely:•What challenges are encountered when applying agile approaches to large, multi-team software projects and what practices have been developed to alleviate these challenges? •How does the context of large, complex organizations affect the adaptation and adoption of agile approaches and vice versa?An illuminating study of this emerging field, Agile Approaches on Large Projects in Large Organizations opens the door to further investigation on the future role of project managers, the use of scaling frameworks at the program and portfolio levels, and the effects of DevOps, one of the recent trends in agile software development.

Author Biography

Dr. Brian Hobbs PMP founded the Project Management Chair in 2007and held the Chair until 2015. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, an MBA and a PhD in Management. He has been a professor at the School of Management of the University of Quebec at Montreal in the Master's Program in Project Management for more than thirty years. This program, of which he is a past director, is accredited by PMI's Global Accreditation Center. He has served terms on both PMI's Standards and Research Members Advisory Groups and is currently a member of the PMI-Montreal Board of Governors. He received the 2012 PMI Research Achievement Award and with his colleague Monique Aubry received the 2012 International Project Management Association Research Award for their work on PMOs. In 2013, he received the Research Career Achievement Award from the School of Management. In 2015, he became a PMI Fellow. Professor in the Project Management Post-Graduate programs at ESG UQAM, Director of Post-graduate program and co-chair of the Project Management Research Chair. Senior Project Manager with a solid experience in the telecommunications area. Good team worker with demonstrated abilities in planning, co-ordinating and delivering projects of various size in complex technical areas. Multilingual with a Master in Engineering and a MBA specialised in international management, worked in five countries and co-ordinated activities in many others. PMP certified since 2001 and PfMP since 2014. Part of PMI Standards Member Advisory Group. Completed his Ph.D. in Management at ESG UQAM in 2011.

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