Agile Project Management For Dummies

Agile Project Management For Dummies


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Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton, Steven J. Ostermiller

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119405696
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 70,233
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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

Introduction 1

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

Index 331

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Agile Project Management for Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago