Project Management Insights – the PMI Agile Practice Guide

written by Aleem Khan on December 17, 2016 in PMI-ACP with no comments

We live in a dynamic business environment, and the truth is that the role of unquestionable and flawless project management has become critical. However, being adaptive, resourceful and versatile isn’t as easy as it may seem. This is why we’ve taken the liberty of taking a look at the PMI Agile Practice Guide as it provides tremendous amounts of value.

The PMI Agile Practice Guide is a comprehensive collaboration between the Agile Alliance on one side and PMI Global Congress on other. It is important because it brings content from both of the communities as well as a wide range of existing publications. Once the content is collected, it’s going to get cleared and filtered in an attempt to meet the requirements of the PMI standards publication. Now, the timing of the congress was actually pretty perfect in order to provide insights to the core team which are currently working on the guide. After creating the primary draft of the guide, the activities which follow will include both editing as well as SME review (Subject Matter Expert)

The Production timeline of the PMI Agile Practice Guide is rather comprehensive. It kicked off on the 19th of August, and it’s scheduled for publication on the 15th of July in 2017. Now, on the 25th of September, the Global Congress Workshop was held while today – the 15th of December the stage of the production timeline entails the SME Review to start. This stage is going to continue until the 16th of February 2017 when the Review Meeting is going to be held.

Now, the workshop that we mentioned above intended to ask pretty concise and summed questions such as the topics which have to be included in the PMI Agile Practice Guide as well as what’s going to change when using the Agile methodology. It is clear that these are very critical and structural questions which need further clarification that’s to follow up on the SME review. In any case, there is quite a lot of clarity on the overall result or the expectations from it. The agile methodology is going to handle the issues of insufficient flexibility as well as keep the actual model of command and control. And, there are certain solutions which are already suggested such as stacking the mindset of Agile against the practices and giving wide access to coaching and training. The change management is also targeted, so the overall expectations are overly beneficial.


Aleem Khan, M.S, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP is an Agile Coach and Trainer. He brings nearly two decades of experience in leading high-performance teams, managing Lean/Agile change to increase performance and deliver business results. He has helped a large number of students prepare for the PMI-ACP Exam with his classroom-led courses, study notes, exam simulator and Flashcards