What is Agile Project Management?

Blog Post created by tedlo02 Employee on Mar 27, 2018

Although I’m often asked about how Agile Project Management can help achieve faster feature delivery, I most frequently describe Agile Project Management in terms of value delivery.


Within this area, the value delivery system emphasizes processes and control. This describes items related to product delivery. For example:

  • Deliver On time
    • Reflection looking for areas for improvement
    • Collaborative problem solving
    • Prioritization and sizing, level of effort
    • Customers and stakeholders get the most valuable features first
  • Deliver within budget
    • Product Owner “MVP” approach to delivering feature feedback quickly
    • Progress is easily visible to external personnel
    • Progress is measured in delivered features after the sprint
  • Deliver with the agreed scope
    • Prioritized feature delivery
      • Features delivered in priority order
      • Priority can change easily
    • Eliminating wasteful actions
      • Items that do not add value to the customer should be prioritized low or removed
    • Faster delivery cycles
      • Provide urgent features in 2-3 weeks instead of the traditional 6 months
      • Expose things that slows delivery so they can be addressed promptly

The role of any project management structure is to ultimately decide which concepts, methods and processes are most suitable for the agile project you will be undertaking. This equates to an effective project team that must be able to understand agile concepts and philosophies to meet the goals of the stakeholders and customers.

Ultimately, the full commitment to improvement in all areas of delivery (most notably after the Sprint) that has given Agile Project Management rapid adoption and acceptance.