Agile downsizing?

Businesses today are recovering from the bad economy faster than they are hiring, which is creating even more pressure to use agile approaches to do more with less. This article discusses why agile skills may improve a project manager's job security. It begins by exploring the origins of agile and reports the results of a study by PMI showing that the use of agile approaches tripled from December 2008 to May 2011 and that 63 percent of hiring managers would encourage their project managers to pursue agile certification. The article then identifies a few skills that project leaders with agile experience can tout on their résumés: delegating more work; leading more; and driving more improvement. It concludes by looking at how the project manager's agile skills have evolved.
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