Exploring the Implementation of Agile Project Management in the United States Construction Industry: Benefits, Challenges, and Success Factors


  • Harold W. Pinto Northeastern University - College of Professional Studies
  • Rodney R. Kerzner Northeastern University - College of Professional Studies
  • James D. Cleland Northeastern University - College of Professional Studies




This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the implementation of agile project management methodologies in the construction industry in the United States. The research utilized a review of literature methodology to examine the benefits, challenges, and success factors associated with adopting agile practices in construction projects. By analyzing past studies and scholarly publications, a comprehensive understanding of the topic was achieved. The study highlighted several key benefits of agile project management in the construction industry. These benefits included improved adaptability to changing project requirements, increased client satisfaction through enhanced collaboration and continuous feedback, and greater project transparency and visibility. Additionally, agile methodologies were found to foster more effective risk management and improved project delivery timelines. Challenges encountered during the implementation of agile practices in the construction industry were also identified. These challenges encompassed resistance to change, inadequate stakeholder buy-in, difficulties in integrating Agile with traditional construction practices, and the need for skilled agile practitioners. Understanding these challenges can assist project managers and stakeholders in developing strategies to mitigate potential obstacles. By synthesizing the existing literature, this research provides valuable insights into the implementation of Agile project management in the United States construction industry. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of the benefits, challenges, and success factors associated with agile practices, enabling construction professionals to make informed decisions and adopt effective strategies when implementing agile methodologies in their projects.

Keywords: Agile project management, Implementation, Construction industry, Benefits, challenges, success factors, United States.


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2023-06-28 — Updated on 2023-06-29


How to Cite

Pinto, H. W., Kerzner , R. R., & Cleland, J. D. (2023). Exploring the Implementation of Agile Project Management in the United States Construction Industry: Benefits, Challenges, and Success Factors. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 7(7), 11–23. https://doi.org/10.53819/81018102t4163 (Original work published June 28, 2023)