IT project management professionals in Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong are aware of Agile but want to know more. There are pockets of practice but many are faced with internal resistance to such a radically different, yet compelling, model. Many practicing project managers and PMO heads are trying to thwart Agile implementation by describing it as yet another management fad.
What the serious and interested players in these regions understand is that the keys to adoption are trying to obtain the necessary internal buy-in from stakeholders, selecting the best project for an Agile pilot, and either establishing or modifying a center of excellence to support the Agile framework. Seems like they will not quit in the face of pockets of managerial resistance. They understand the benefits Agile can bring to an organization and they will do everything in their power to make this happen.
ESI International’s top 10 trends in project management highlight the need for leadership within projects, whether agile or Waterfall. They also discuss the challenges associated with finding qualified PMs, and finding the right balance of PM approaches in this evolving industry. ESI International’s top 10 trends in project management were identified by a global panel of ESI senior executives and subject matter experts.