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10 agile project management tips from the masters

“10 agile project management tips from the masters”, on The Enterprisers Project, October 21, 2019.

How comfortable are you with agile concepts? If you can easily describe what agile is and talk about it with your peers, and if you understand the benefits of agile as well as the roadblocks, you might assume your team looks primed to reap the rewards. Knowing is half the battle, after all.

But the devil is in the details, agile experts say, and there is a wide gap between comprehension and mastery.

“As the Scrum Guide states, ‘Understanding agile is easy, but mastery is difficult,’” says Alan Zucker, founding principal of Project Management Essentials. “Agile is primarily a cultural and organizational change. Agile is not a methodology, but rather a mindset. Implementing agile practices and frameworks are merely a path to enabling agility.”

[ Want a primer? Read Agile project management, explained. ]

Leaders who truly want to transform their culture around agile should look to the masters. We tapped several experts to ask for the one piece of advice they’d give IT leaders to help them succeed with agile project management in their organizations. From training to prioritization to rewarding teams, read on for tips to help you take your agile efforts to the next level.