As agile software development methods increase in use, confusion arises due to the apparent mismatch between underlying project management principles and techniques of agile methods. IT leaders employing agile methods for the first time must understand how the phases of iterative development map to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to avoid project management pitfalls.
The Project Management Body of Knowledge
While traditional project management approaches are widely used within organizations, the processes for running agile projects are quite different from traditional approaches. Agile goes beyond development team activities, and changes the way project sponsors, users, and stakeholders are engaged.