Selected Papers of the IRIS, Issue Nr 7 (2016)


Increased complexity in projects has forced new project management initiatives. In software development several agile methods have emerged and methods such as Scrum are today highly implemented in practice. General project management practice has been inspired by agile software development. But in order to fully understand and to provide suggestions for future practice on how agility can be incorporated in general project management, this paper addresses how agile methods have inspired general project management practices. To answer the research question, the paper provides an analysis which compares ten characteristics of agile software development (identified in theory) and the general project management method developed by the Danish Project Half Double (PHD) initiative. The method consists of 10 leading stars (principles) and the impact, flow and leadership (IFL) method for rethinking project management. The analysis showed how general project management to a large degree has been conquered by agile methods.