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Managing Agile Projects by Sanjiv Augustine

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Customizing the Rules to the Environment

Two major factors affecting methodology implementation are environmental fit and environmental interaction. Environmental fit is important because different organizational environments require different process rules. Whereas some environments may be more structured and need heavier processes, others may be more nimble and need lighter processes.

Environmental interaction plays a part, too, because project teams are “open systems” that interact with the organizational environment continually through cycles of input, transformation, output, and feedback, which implies that there in no single set of rules that represent the “best way.” Both these factors need to be considered when implementing methodology ...

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