This article outlines the differences between Agile and Traditional Project Management. APM vs TPM, where APM stands for Agile Project Management and TPM stands for Traditional Project Management. APM focuses on customer interaction and satisfaction, where as TPM focuses on artifacts and Plans and adherence to the Plan. APM responds to and change by using adaptive actions, where as TPM adheres to Change Management and tight control by using corrective actions.
APM deals with evolution in Requirements on everyday basis, where as TPM deals with all requirements in the initialization of the project. The teams of an APM process are committed to a feature completion using Feature Breakdown Structure, and are empowered to make decisions, where as TPM uses WBS or Work Breakdown Structure to convert into the plan of action to complete the project, and the teams are controlled using Top-Down command structure.
Agile processed are generative according to requirement change adaptation to make feature better for the end-product, where as in TPM the processes are prescriptive and are detailed. APM focuses on the customer value or is value driven, and TPM deals with non-value adding controls on team to produce end-product.