Unveiling the Community Bridge: the Agile Practice Guide

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Drum roll, please!

For the past year, we have shared with you that the Agile Practice Guide being jointly developed by volunteers from Agile Alliance and Project Management Institute (PMI) was coming.  Both organizations have officially announced that the Practice Guide is available for no-charge download for their members from their respective websites. In fact, PMI has bundled the Agile Practice Guide with the release of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.  The bundled publications provide practitioners with good practices for managing projects across the full spectrum of project life cycles.

Some stakeholders have shared early feedback on the Practice Guide.  One reviewer conceded the Practice Guide was a step in the right direction, and followed with specific critiques and suggestions to improve it. Another user shared that his organization used the Agile Suitability Filter Tool in the Practice Guide to have a frank conversation with a client about the best approach for managing the contracted project. As you know, customer feedback is critical for enhanced development and value delivery, so please don’t be shy – tell us what you think!

You can post your stories, reactions or questions here at this blog.  If you do not want to share information publicly, please feel free to write to me at stephen.townsend@pmi.org.  My colleague Karl Best and I are collecting feedback, stories and additional information to share with a future Practice Guide update team.

And don’t forget that Practice Guide team members will be at several upcoming events where you can network with them in person, including:

  • Mike Griffiths and Jesse Fewell at the PMI Global Conference, 28-31 October, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Jesse Fewell at PMI SeminarsWorld™, 31 October -1 November, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Mike Griffiths at the PMI PMO Symposium, 5-8 November, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Mike Griffiths at the Dubai International Project Forum, 18-21 November, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

About the Author

Stephen Townsend is PMI’s Director for Network Programs. In this capacity, he leads special program initiatives for the Institute that include:

Serving on the U.K.’s Project X research consortium steering committee in support of the Benefits Realization Management research stream; producing materials to help U.S. federal government agencies implement requirements associated with the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act; and leading the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition transformation work-stream.

Stephen has worked within PMI since 1999 in the areas of member services; chapter/community relations; business/government relations; strategic alliance; and global development.


This is an Agile Alliance community blog post. Opinions represented are personal and belong solely to the author. They do not represent opinion or policy of Agile Alliance.

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