The Agile Business
Posted by APM on 25th Nov 2013
APM will be supporting Raconteur's report The Agile Business published in The Times on Tuesday 26th November*.
Reaching 1.3 million readers the report will collate key discussions around agility, providing in depth analysis on integrating agility into the business strategy.
Agility, or the capacity of a company to be responsive, collaborative and innovative in the face of change, has been identified as one of the key attributes a post-recession business must possess in order to optimise its resources and drive success.
APM branding will feature alongside a section of the report dedicated to project management and agility.
The feature will explore how project managers in an agile business should feel empowered and enabled to develop a more agile approach. They should understand how to blend traditional and agile methodologies and principles to suit their individual team and workflow.
An interview with a project manager, who encountered various advantages and challenges applying a successful agile project management strategy to their team, dispels the idea that this methodology is only applicable to software and systems development and is in fact relevant to managing any form of business change.
This follows on from APM featuring in three other special reports that were published in the press. London business newspaper City A.M. published their first report on project management last month explaining how APM has created a new pathway into the profession. Raconteur published a report in The Times in July where APM chairman Mike Nichols explained the idea behind the associations ambitious vision. Before that, APM supported the Daily Telegraphs special project management edition of The Business Reporter that came out in April.
If you dont manage to pick up a copy of Raconteur's The Agile Business report out in The Times on Tuesday 26th November* APM will publish a link to an online version.
*Publication date and editorial subject to change.
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Agile has a lot to offer the wider enterprise, and we could perhaps see a time when the whole of an organisation is run on agile principles. Since this will not be about projects or programmes, I believe the emphasis will be on behaviours and structures as opposed to processes and tools.