Andrea’s favourite – written by Elisabeth!
Traditional PM versus agile PM? or How much planning does a project need?
Traditional project management – also known as waterfall method – has been the state of the art for the last decades. Today the PM world is split: on one hand there are the “water fallers”, on the other the ones who represent agile PM.
The traditional project managers are certain that they perform excellent planning and designing, whereas there is no such procedure within agile PM. The term – NDUP – no design up front represents agile PM methodology. However the agile PM community considers the traditional way of planning and designing as a waste of time and resources – BDUP – big design up front.
The new movement – hybrid PM – tries to combine the advantages of agile and traditional PM. One of its elements is EDUF – (just) enough design up front. The only question is – what is enough? What is your opinion?