DSDM Agile Project Framework
What is DSDM Agile Project Framework?
DSDM Agile Project Framework is one of the primary and most solvent frameworks for Agile project management. It is an Agile method that focuses on the entire project life cycle, DSDM (formally known as Dynamic Systems Development Method) was created in 1994, after project managers using RAD (Rapid Application Development) they felt the need for more government and discipline for that new iterative form of work that was taking hold. Its eight foundational principles include:
- Focus on the business need.
- Deliver on time.
- Never compromise quality.
- Build incrementally from firm foundations.
- Develop iteratively.
- Communicate continuously and clearly.
- Demonstrate control.
Why is it important?
The framework is based on the philosophy that every project must be clearly aligned with an organization’s strategic objectives and focused on delivering real value to the organization quickly. It covers the entire project life cycle and provides best practices for delivering projects on time, on budget, and with proven scalability to address projects of any size and in any business sector.
DSDM is designed to be easily adapted and used in conjunction with other traditional methods, those outlined in the PMBOK®, or to complement other agile approaches such as Scrum. In this sense, DSDM is an excellent reference model, both for companies that want to make a determined commitment to agility, and for all those organizations that wish to adopt dual IT models, combining traditional and agile approaches.
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In October 2016, the DSDM Consortium rebranded as the Agile Business Consortium and with this evolution introduced the Agile Project Management (AgilePM®), Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®), and Agile Program Management (AgilePgM®) certification schemes.
Netmind is an approved training provider for all of these certifications.
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