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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 15, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 06


Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 516


In this issue

1) What is agile project management?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is agile project management?

by Daniel J. Power and Ciara Heavin

Applying agile values and principles to managing a project is commonly identified as Agile Project Management (APM). Using an agile approach gained momentum after a group of software development practitioners (Beck et al., 2001) published a "Manifesto for Agile Software Development". APM is an iterative, value-driven approach to delivering a project. Sanchez et al (2019) refer to this as the "Agilification" of project management.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

03/12/2020 SAS named a Leader in retail planning report by independent research firm. Check release.

03/1/2020 Exigent launches AI-powered contract management system for speed to smart data. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support 2020 in Wroclaw, Poland, June 24-26, 2020. Check release.

2. AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA, August 12-16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah. Check release.

3. KDD 2020 will convene in San Diego, California Aug. 22-27, 2020. Check release.

4. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjba20/current.

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