Training, Consulting and Coaching
Agile management is concerned with the holistic set of practices that enable organisations to better cope with change and turbulence in the marketplace.
Agile Project Management
Agile project management is concerned with the delivery of change through projects founded on agile preferences, principles and practices.
Agile Risk Management
Agile risk management concerns the adaptation of project risk management techniques to make them more conducive to the agile environment whilst promoting the link between project and enterprise risk management.
Agile Financial Management
Agile financial management is concerned with the contractual, financial and accounting aspects of financial management as they apply to agile project environments, agile budgeting and the reporting of value and benefits.
News & Events
Announcements, Forthcoming Public Events and Other Activities
In this article we outline a few simple techniques that can be applied in your daily agile risk management work. For more details please refer to any of our publications relating to risk management in agile projects and wider agile management or get in touch with us. Throughout we will be using the following model[…]
Many people say that agile improves your bottom line. Whether you are a business executive, or an agile project manager, you need to understand what ‘profit’ means and how agile can boost it whilst lowering overall risk. For these things to happen, you need to restructure your budgeting practices around agile projects and you must[…]
The IARM will be attending the PMI Congress in Warsaw to present on the topic of agile financial management and matters relating to agile budgeting and financial risk management. See What’s the Value of Agile for further details!
The IARM will be attending the Manage Agile conference in Berlin to present on the topic of agile financial management and matters relating to agile budgeting and financial risk management. See What’s the Value of Agile for further details!
In this post, our second post of the agile risk management series, we will walk through a specific instance of the agile risk management process that is appropriate for operational risk management in Scrum projects that use Kanban boards. We describe this approach because we have found useful in such agile environments though we refer[…]
In this series of posts the Institute of Agile Risk Management (IARM) will be offering you concrete suggestions on how to tackle risk in your projects. We want you not only to be able to manage risk, but to do so in an agile manner. The agile risk management process (see Agile Risk Management for[…]
Agile software development grew out of a movement to establish within IT, practices that are founded on tight feedback loops, timeboxing, collaboration and communication, self-organization and empowerment. It was as much a reaction to, as a recognition that, traditional phased approaches to project management (e.g., Waterfall) introduced structures that potentially inhibit initiative and innovation. Instead,[…]
Understood as a delivery vehicle for change, Agile integrates well with other practices that support innovation (e.g., Design Thinking, Lean Startup and DevOps). At its heart is the appreciation that innovation is a process that applies to new, existing and unarticulated needs by stimulating change in value or satisfaction that is obtained from products and[…]
Agile Financial Management is concerned with matters of contractual, financial and accounting relevance to the agile environment (e.g., agile fixed-price contracts, impact of agile on ROI, cost accounting practices) and constitutes one of the key focus areas for our research. In collaboration with the TSO, the IARM will be soon launching a new publication, “Agile[…]
The new “Agile Risk Management and DSDM” pocketbook created by the IARM in association with the DSDM Consortium is now available! See publications for further details!
In association with the Agile Atlas, an information resource for Scrum and Agile practitioners supported by the Agile Alliance, the IARM has published an accessible article concerning agile risk management and Scrum describing the application of risk management in Scrum environments that employ Kanban based techniques.
The IARM is pleased to announce an update to its whitepaper “Agile Risk Management and Scrum” containing more detailed guidance on tackling risks in Scrum projects. For further details please visit our publications page.
The IARM is pleased to announce the release of the free publication Agile Charting: A Practical Guide. We welcome feedback and encourage readers to submit their own contributions for inclusion in future editions (see the publication itself for further details). Agile charting is a simple but powerful tool for describing and managing agile processes through[…]
Books, Guides and Whitepapers
Valuing Agile: The Financial Management of Agile Projects
Managing Director: Dr. Alan Moran MBA CITP
The Institute for Agile Risk Management (IARM) is a Swiss based institution that exists to promote the principles and practices of agile management in terms of agile project, risk and financial management and within the context of the agile enterprise. We are at the forefront of thought leaderhip providing training and consulting throughout Europe via our network of third parties in the agile and academic communities as well as in the private sector.
Research and public speaking engagements that challenge prevailing views concerning agile management.
Education & Training
Equipping managers with the tools, techniques and insights necessary to engage in agile project, risk and financial management.
Enabling middle and senior managers to shape and transform their organisations by empowering their staff in terms of agile project and risk management.
Assisting managers and leaders in their personal understanding and application of Agile.