Polychor Agile Project Management provides guidelines for managing change in organizations of all sizes, in any industry, in different countries and with different operating and control structures. It incorporates the management of change in all levels of the organization, including multi-site and multi country setups and situations.
The evolution of Best Practice in project management, program management, portfolio management, change management, SCRUM, agile project management and other disparate methodologies, has highlighted the need for all of these individual areas to be brought together within one method. We came to this realization over many years but also realized that instead of a framework, one multi-layered and integrated method covering all of these areas would be far stronger.
It was felt that there was a clear need for an in-depth exposition of a method which is grounded in reality and covers the identification of strategically aligned change. From this it develops into positioning the change initiative in a structured way, into the environment best suited to managing it’s design, development, implementation, transition and embedding.
This forms the Foundations and corner stone for what comes next – a unified approach to managing change of varying complexity, in an integrated and holistic way. The Polychor method encompasses Portfolio Management, Program Management, Project Management, Product Management and Knowledge Management. Product Management is covered because having a knowledge of this area, helps to manage the transition and embed the change.
This method has culminated from the coalition of the authors’ ideas being brought together, for the benefit of all management practitioners in this world at whatever level. The need to do this also arose not just from the author’s personal and deep-rooted desires but from discussions held with many other practitioners and trainers in different countries and in different areas.
A superficial examination of the different organizations that exist which have created different management methodologies, shows there appears to be a lack of cross industry and across country integration and each method seems to have its own advantages and disadvantages. This is probably not such a bad thing as it brings different approaches together into an eclectic mix. The Polychor method builds upon, and tunes, already proven methods created or owned by organizations.
Polychor sees to it that the enterprise accelerates the quest for knowledge and wisdom and thus gaining an advantage of its competitors. Polychor sees to it that that the enterprise uses its resources most efficiently, thus securing that it will be able to do more with less. Polychor focuses on leadership and teambuilding because better performing teams deliver better products and thus more value for the enterprise.