- Change friendly
- Chunked delivery
- Communications focused
- Business focused
- Scope tolerant
- Quality focused (if you do it correctly!)
These were the themes that set the tone for Keith Richards’ presentation at the APM Conference in London last month. “The basics of project management seem to have been thrown away with some
The 9 Myths of
Scrum is an
Incorrect. “It’s to do with solution delivery,” Richards said.
Incorrect. It’s not a decision between
Incorrect. There are only three methods: DSDM®, Scrum and XP.
[Update 11/11/10: Keith pointed out to me that this only relates to outside the USA.]
Heavyweight approaches cannot be
Incorrect. “You can use PRINCE2® in a very
You start with a ‘backlog’.
Incorrect. You have to create the backlog. It’s required upfront work.
Incorrect. It takes as long as it takes, but it does finish on time.
Incorrect. An architecture or design might emerge on a greenfield implementation, “but a lot of the time we’re not coming from a zero base,” Richards explained.
Incorrect. It takes effort and thought to scale
Who’s going to admit to believing any of those myths? Or do the