Agile and / or projects: Are projects in the Agile world possible?
A bit strange title, because what does this suggest? Is there a contradiction or not, or can it work together?
In the Agile world the word ‘project’ has been banned and ‘project managers’ would no longer be necessary. In the Agile world the word ‘project’ no longer occurs. We talk about ‘traditional projects’ at meetings, in which one can call various characteristics of Waterfall projects.
On the other hand, you can follow Agile Project Management courses and read books about them. In the courses and meetings, Waterfall projects are compared with Agile projects.
The confusion sometimes seems complete. Or we just mean something different when we use words like agile and projects.
Project succeeded or failed: who says?
It seems such a simple question: has the project succeeded or failed? Usually you get an answer: is it delivered within time and budget? If so, then succeeded. In my view, this is a very and even too limited view of this question. To answer the question correctly, it is necessary to know who is asking the question and what his or her intention or expectation was with the project.