3.1 Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach

Domain 3 | Task 1

Enablers

IdEnabler
3.1.1Compare the pros and cons of adaptive and predictive, plan-based projects
3.1.2Identify the suitability of adaptive approaches for the organizational structure (e.g., virtual, colocation, matrix structure, hierarchical, etc.)
3.1.3Identify organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches

3.1.1 Compare the pros and cons of adaptive and predictive, plan-based projects

3.1.2 Identify the suitability of adaptive approaches for the organizational structure (e.g., virtual, colocation, matrix structure, hierarchical, etc.)

3.1.3 Identify organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches

3.1.4 Identify organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches

3.1.5 Identify organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches

Organizational Process Assets (OPAs) and Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs) play crucial roles in facilitating the use of adaptive approaches in project management. Here are some examples of how these assets and factors can support adaptive approaches:

Organizational Process Assets (OPAs)

  1. Lessons Learned Database: An OPA that contains historical information, feedback, and knowledge gained from previous projects can provide valuable insights for adopting adaptive approaches. It helps project teams learn from past experiences and apply adaptive practices effectively.
  2. Agile Methodologies and Frameworks: OPAs that include agile methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, provide guidelines and best practices for adaptive project management. They offer principles and processes to facilitate iterative and incremental development, continuous learning, and adapting to changing requirements.
  3. Adaptive Governance Structures: OPAs that define flexible governance structures enable decision-making and accountability to be distributed among project team members. This allows for quicker responses to changes, fosters collaboration, and empowers teams to make adaptive decisions.
  4. Resource Management Plans: OPAs that outline approaches for resource allocation, skill development, and capacity planning support adaptive approaches. They help ensure that the right resources are available to respond to changes and address evolving project needs.

Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs)

  1. Market and Customer Dynamics: EEFs that provide insights into market trends, customer preferences, and competitive landscapes are crucial for adaptive approaches. Understanding these factors helps organizations adapt their project scope, deliverables, and priorities to meet evolving market demands.
  2. Regulatory and Legal Requirements: EEFs related to regulations and legal obligations impact project constraints and requirements. Adaptive approaches allow for better compliance by enabling adjustments to project plans and deliverables in response to changing regulations.
  3. Technological Advances: EEFs that encompass emerging technologies, tools, and platforms can facilitate adaptive approaches. Leveraging technological advancements allows project teams to respond swiftly to changes, experiment with new solutions, and adopt innovative practices.
  4. Organizational Culture: EEFs related to organizational culture, values, and attitudes can influence the adoption of adaptive approaches. A culture that promotes collaboration, open communication, and continuous improvement fosters an environment where adaptive practices can thrive.

It’s important to note that the specific OPAs and EEFs facilitating adaptive approaches may vary depending on the organization, industry, and project context.

Last updated: January 14, 2024