~ By Jorge Dominguez
Businesses all over continue to struggle implementing the PMBOK or PRINCE2 as a whole or parts of them claiming that they are too complex, too involved and take from the time it takes to produce the project deliverables. Adaptive Project Framework (APF) comes to the rescue by adapting to the ever changing business environments.
I read and re-read "Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme" by Robert K. Wysocki every time I get a chance. It is an excellent book that I always carry with me. This book dedicates a few chapters to APF.
APF is an iterative and adaptive (and I add agile) approach designed to deliver maximum business value to clients within the limits of their time and cost constraints where the always variable scope is adjusted at each iteration. The client decides what constitutes maximum business value and, at the end of each iteration, the client has an opportunity to change the direction of the project based on what was learned from all previous iterations therefore, embracing and managing change, not avoiding it.
Just five phases define APF:
A very simple framework that, as the book author says, is client-focused, client-driven, shows incremental results early and often, utilises continuous questioning and introspection, implement changes better and progressively, and strips out all non-value-added work. Everything the business has been looking for!
I am willing to give APF a try. Don't you think so…? Well, I do.
Jorge Dominguez wrote the article "Agile Project Management: AFP" and recommends you visit www.Expiriance.com for more information about project management.