Adaptive Project Framework: Managing Complexity in the Face by Robert K. Wysocki Ph.D.

By Robert K. Wysocki Ph.D.

A leap forward Framework for Adaptive undertaking administration from undertaking administration Guru Robert ok. Wysocki


For increasingly more serious initiatives, conventional undertaking administration types easily are usually not acceptable. in lots of circumstances, whole specifications and ambitions can't be detailed up entrance, and critical adjustments can't be shunned. What’s wanted is a wholly new framework for undertaking administration: one who combines agile equipment with the profession’s so much enduring most sensible practices. during this publication, Robert ok. Wysocki offers that framework–the Adaptive venture Framework (APF)–and exhibits how one can follow it in any domain.


Wysocki, one of many world’s best undertaking administration specialists, has spent many years aiding huge agencies prevail with advanced tasks. Drawing on every little thing he’s discovered, he explains why a essentially new framework is required and introduces all 5 levels of that framework. He covers artifacts, procedures, and deliverables, and exhibits how one can make the most of every one part such a lot successfully on your setting. via 4 targeted case stories, you’ll observe how APF may also help adapt to unforeseen occasions, encouraging inventive responses in response to open partnerships among consumers and venture teams.


Coverage includes

  • Bringing larger flexibility and velocity to any undertaking, despite its pursuits or context
  • Moving ahead effectively with initiatives that experience imprecise requirements
  • Discovering what consumers actually need, not only what they are saying they want
  • Managing ongoing scope adjustments all through a project
  • Customizing APF in your personal environment
  • Integrating APF with current agile software program improvement methods
  • Using APF to beat the hindrances to success
  • Preparing for the way forward for venture management

This booklet is written for each venture participant–project and application managers, software program and product builders, strategy designers, and enterprise analysts–who must convey leads to a global that won’t stand still.

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These are projects whose goals are clearly defined and documented but whose solution features and functions are not clearly defined and documented. In other words, much of the solution has not been identified. These projects are what I would call maximalist agile projects. These projects should use an Adaptive PMLC model as described and illustrated later in this chapter. AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT (APM) • 43 • From the Library of Robert Ryan Evolutionary Development Waterfall and Rational Unified Process (RUP) are minimalist agile approaches as defined in this book.

As you will discover, APF represents a shift in thinking about projects and how they should be run. For one thing, it eliminates all of the non-valueadded work time that is wasted on planning and re-planning activities and tasks that are never performed. Why plan the future when you don’t know what it is? You certainly shouldn’t base your project plans on guesses about what that future might be. What a terrible waste of time and money that would be. Furthermore, the impact on project risk could be substantial.

The business value must therefore be high enough to warrant taking on these higher-risk projects. Obviously, the requirements can’t be clearly and completely defined because that would imply knowing the complete solution. Therefore a complete WBS cannot be generated, and TPM Models cannot be used. What’s needed instead are PMLC models that incorporate solution-learning and -discovery features so that the complete solution can be found as part of executing the project. • 12 • INTRODUCTION From the Library of Robert Ryan Our focus in this book will be on APF approaches which fall in the APM quadrant.

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