Henny Portman

Partner of HWP Consulting. He has 40 years of experience in the project management domain. He was the thought leader within NN Group of the PMO domain and responsible for the introduction and application of the PMO methodologies (portfolio, programme and project management) across Europe and Asia. He trains, coaches and directs (senior) programme, project and portfolio managers and project sponsors and built several professional PM(O) communities. He is an accredited P3O, PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, and AgileSHIFT trainer and a SPC4 SAFe consultant and trainer too. He is a P3M3 trainer and assessor and PMO Value Ring Certified Consultant (PMO Global Alliance). In addition, Henny is international speaker and author of many articles and books in the PM(O) field and blogger (hennyportman.wordpress.com).

50 Shades of Gray Between Agile and Waterfall

Henny Portman


Strefa PMI nr 26, wrzesień 2019

When I look at newspapers, I come across a lot of failed projects and these are not only waterfall projects. In the Netherlands I have seen agile projects that were stopped after spending more than €200 million. The Standish Group1 presented figures showing that 60% of agile projects were challenged or failed. First figures of a benchmark showed that 30% of agile projects are more expensive than traditional software development (A more detailed study is now running in the Netherlands).

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