Scaled Agile

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Introduction

This study aims to investigate the level of practical adoption of those programme and portfolio components addressed by scaled agile methodologies. It was considered by the judging panel as a good proposal that builds on the North West Branch’s earlier volunteer research study on ‘Adoption of agile methodologies’ whilst providing value for money and is focused on branch member participation. 

What is the research?

Building on the APM North West volunteer study on the practical adoption of agile methodologies, which provided a review of approaches at a project level, this study aims to investigate the level of practical adoption of those programme and portfolio components addressed by scaled agile methodologies.

The research will be of interest to project managers who are considering or have adopted agile and now want to expand its use, or who have been struggling to align time frames and products across multiple agile deliveries.

Why is it important?

This research will enhance the understanding of scaled agile adoption, and identify practical steps rather than theory, for members, both corporate and individual, to understand what they may need to consider when adopting any scaled agile methodology.

Findings will be used to inform the Governance Specific Interest Group (SIG) of adoption practices; it will therefore also be of benefit to APM affiliated training and coaching organisations.

Who is the intended audience?

The proposed target audience is APM corporate members and their employees but would also be of interest to individual practitioners, training providers and the wider project management community.

How can I take part in the research or find out more?

There will be a number of opportunities for you to participate and engage with the research including an online questionnaire, interviews, blogs, through the APM North West Branch, associated APM Specific Interest Groups (SIGs) and LinkedIn.

In addition I can be contacted through the APM Research Office via research@apm.org.uk.

What are the benefits in taking part?

The research and findings will be shared with North West corporate members via presentations through the North West Branch, as well as being available nationally as an APM white paper.  The white paper will seek to raise awareness of scaled agile approaches, the management principles, processes, people and tools, and aims to provide practical guidance on how to implement it.

Who is the Research lead?

Susan Clarke currently works as a consultant across regulated and digital environments and has worked as both a supplier and client in many business sectors, including life sciences and financial services. Susan is a committee member for the APM North West Branch.

 

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