Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending and interacting with Sanjiv Augustine in his workshop on “Transitioning to Agile project management”. Sanjiv is a well known thought leader in the field of Agile and Scrum. He is an author of the book called “Managing Agile Projects”. I felt he was very practical and Agile in the way he conducted the session. Although the workshop was designed to help project managers make a smooth transition from traditional methodologies (typically waterfall) to Agile project management, I felt there was a lot in it for everybody. To do justice with the title of the session, he did address different roles, responsibilities, phases and associated processes of Agile software development using Scrum. He compared Scrum and Waterfall with a focus on planning, execution, monitoring and adapting phases of software development from project management point of view. However I am trying to present the session from traditional vs Agile perspective. The blog has been divided in the following three sections.
- A case for transition to Agile(Scrum and XP).
- Benefits of practicing Agile.
- Things that have changed.