Analysis of Agile and Traditional Project Management

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ABSTRACT
Purpose
To study the project planning process in agile project management (AGM) and traditional project Management (TPM) Approach
The study begins by given a brief literature review (overview) on Agile Project Management (AGM) and Traditional Project Management (TPM), a brief definition of them and their planning process used in actualizing project. The study now went as far too critically analyzing the AGM and TPM in respect to how there planning process is often carried out, with the various tools and techniques used in the project planning process. The study drew a conclusion on which methodology, is best used and should be recommended in the software industry. Paper Type

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TABLE OF CONTENT
Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….iii CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………. 1.1 Background……………………………………………………………………………………………………….1 1.2 purpose of study………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1.3 research objectives……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1.4 Limitations of Study………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1.5 Synopsis of Chapters………………………………………………………………………………………… CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW………………………………………………………………..| 1.1 Agile Project Management……………………………………………………………………… 1.2 Traditional Project Management…………………………………………………………..

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background
Many organizations are moving towards Management through projects which are sometimes called project based management (Fernandez and Fernandez, 2009, Grandy and Brown 2009). The best way to manage a project to meet its required goals, is to have a good proper planning process, this is because according to PMI (PMBOOK guide, 2004) Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a new product, which could be seen as a way of introducing change. Planning in a project requires knowing what the project would do or delivers, clarifying the project objectives and how to go about them, in order to meet the goals set aside by the stakeholders with considerable constraints. As the world continues to evolve, number of different approaches have arisen why there should be different means or approaches in managing a project due to their different planning process. For the purpose of the study, we will focus more on the Traditional and Agile project approach, and how their planning process would be carried out, we would also take a look at some of the tools used for managing a project. Traditional project management approach, makes change in sequential order, allowing each phase to be completed before moving the next phase in a cycle (e.g the waterfall model). Agile project Management is an iterative process of project management approach.it Deals directly with the user by given feedbacks in every stage of their planning processes.

CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW
1.1 Agile project management
AGM does not have a unique definition as number of scholars in the field has come up with different basis for defining the concepts involve. Agile has been long available since the 60's, but its software development was first enriched in the agile manifesto by Martin Fowler and Jim Highsmith (2001) (BELOW IN THE SIDE BAR) written in 2001 (www.agiilealliance.org). THE AGILE MANIFESTO

THE AGILE MANIFESTO

“We are uncovering better ways of developing (products) by doing it and helping others to do it. Through this work, we have come to value:
“Individuals and interactions, over process and tools Work (products) over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration, over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following plans.”
That is, why there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

“We are uncovering better ways of developing (products) by doing it and helping others to do it. Through this work, we have come to value:
“Individuals and interactions, over process and tools...
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