Flex your project management muscle
Agile project management is a fast and flexible approach to managing all projects, not just software development. By learning the principles and techniques in this book, you'll be able to create a product roadmap, schedule projects, and prepare for product launches with the ease of Agile software developers. You'll discover how to manage scope, time, and cost, as well as team dynamics, quality, and risk of every project.
As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months—and Agile Project Management For Dummies can help you do just that. Providing a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile project management approaches, tools, and techniques, it shows product and project managers how to complete and implement projects more quickly than ever.
- Complete projects in weeks instead of months
- Reduce risk and leverage core benefits for projects
- Turn Agile theory into practice for all industries
- Effectively create an Agile environment
Get ready to grasp and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.
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About the Author
Mark C. Layton, aka "Mr. Agile™," is a veteran of more than 25 years in the project and program management field. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer, a PMP, and an MBA. He holds multiple scrum scaling certifications and is the founder of Platinum Edge, LLC. Steven J. Ostermiller is a coach, mentor, and trainer empowering leaders and teams to become more agile. He holds CSP and PMP designations.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Agile 7
Chapter 1: Modernizing Project Management 9
Chapter 2: The Agile Manifesto and Principles 19
Chapter 3: Why Agile Works Better 43
Part II: Being Agile 61
Chapter 4: Agile Frameworks 63
Chapter 5: Putting Agile into Action: The Environment 77
Chapter 6: Putting Agile into Action: The Behaviors 87
Part III: Working in Agile 107
Chapter 7: Defining the Product Vision and Product Roadmap 109
Chapter 8: Planning Releases and Sprints 127
Chapter 9: Working Through the Day 151
Chapter 10: Showcasing Work and Incorporating Feedback 169
Chapter 11: Preparing for Release 179
Part IV: Managing in Agile 185
Chapter 12: Managing Scope and Procurement 187
Chapter 13: Managing Time and Cost 207
Chapter 14: Managing Team Dynamics and Communication 227
Chapter 15: Managing Quality and Risk 251
Part V: Ensuring Agile Success275
Chapter 16: Building a Foundation 277
Chapter 17: Being a Change Agent 289
Part VI: The Part of Tens 307
Chapter 18: Ten Key Benefits of Agile Project Management 309
Chapter 19: Ten Key Metrics for Agile Project Management 317
Chapter 20: Ten Key Resources for Agile Project Management 327
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book, the Author clearly knows Agile and the format of this book - the "Dummies" format is perfect for the different issues that arise when you go Agile. I highly recommend this for any Project Manager, business leader or Consultant.