Buyer’s Guide to Agile Project Management

The software-centric business model is quickly becoming pervasive in every industry, not just IT. As Jeff Gothelf, co-author of Lean UX, put it, “Software is eating the world.”

Since the publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, the project management (PM) climate has experienced a gradual shift away from the traditional “waterfall” process and toward a more adaptive, Agile model. In the wake of this paradigm shift, many business managers and developers have begun searching both for knowledge of Agile and for practical Agile tools—whether to better manage the software development lifecycle (SDLC) or other non-IT projects.

This buyer’s guide will define the methodology of Agile PM as well as the product market and compare four leading Agile PM solutions.