Quality Management in Agile Compared to Traditional Project Management

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The goal of Traditional Project Management as opposed to Agile Project Management is comprehensive project planning, starting with clearly defined goals. Agile Project Management enables creativity and flexibility. Therefore, when specifications frequently change, the traditional approach may not be as effective. For example, software projects that often start with few specifications are subject to changes throughout the development process (Vital S. Anantatmula, Manga Anatatmula, p. 1). On the other hand, corporate restructuring projects that are outsourced typically use traditional management' class='brand-secondary'>project management, such as in the aerospace or engineering industries (Max Smith, Project Management Outsourcing and Other Service Projects, p.1) In establishing a process determination for PMI standards, not every project is suited to fit the practices of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Usually, a selective approach to processes and practices based on the size, complexity, type and basic needs of the industry will dictate whether using a traditional or agile approach or a hybrid thereof is more suitable. While the continuous process of quality assurance and quality control in management is associated with ongoing improvement and process analysis, every project must, in the end, ensure the accuracy and credibility of the process measurement systems. The manager must incorporate the right tools from each process throughout the course of the project (Harry Reever, Quality in Project Management, p. 1).

Agile Project Management, according to Donovan Burba, represents a “revolution,” creating an opportunity for creativity and “self- organization”. Burba also addresses the problems: the “lack of up-front, loss ...

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