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Agile Project Management For Dummies

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Rev up your software development with a faster, more flexible approach
When it comes to software development, you can drive a high performance racecar or bounce along in a horse and buggy. The choice is clear, and it′s time to put your foot on the gas as you learn how to implement agile techniques. This simple, step–by–step guide puts all the tools and techniques in your hands so you can manage your projects in the most efficient way possible.
  • Getting agile — from the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Agile Principles to the benefits and reasons for implementing, build your foundation for understanding this project management approach
  • Putting the pieces into place — dive under the umbrella of agile approaches, create the physical environment, and establish the roles on your team
  • Time to go to work — build your skills in agile planning, creating a product roadmap, scheduling releases, planning iterations, and preparing for the launch
  • Building your project management skills — learn how to manage everything from scope, time, and cost to team dynamics, quality, and risk
  • Ensuring success — recruit the right members for your team and follow the key steps to make agile work in your organization
Open the book and find:
  • Why agile techniques work better than historical approaches
  • Overviews of lean, extreme programming, and scrum
  • Steps for putting agile into action
  • Ways to define product vision and features
  • How to plan releases and sprints
  • Methods for managing scope and procurement
  • How to simplify and increase project reporting
  • Tips for creating an environment that works for agile
Learn to:
  • Complete software projects in weeks instead of months
  • Use agile techniques to reduce risk and leverage core benefits
  • Turn agile theory into practice
  • Avoid common pitfalls
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781118026243
ISBN-10: 1118026241
Pagini: 360
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 189 x 234 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.53 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Primary audience: Project and Product Managers Secondary audience: Software Developers, Business and Systems Analysts, Quality Assurance and Testing Staff, Executive, Client, and Functional I.T. Management, Business and System Users, Any professional who needs to understand how Agile projects are run, or any team that will be (or is currently) assigned to an Agile–based project.
 

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Rev up your software development with a faster, more flexible approach
When it comes to software development, you can drive a high performance racecar or bounce along in a horse and buggy. The choice is clear, and it′s time to put your foot on the gas as you learn how to implement agile techniques. This simple, step–by–step guide puts all the tools and techniques in your hands so you can manage your projects in the most efficient way possible.
  • Getting agile — from the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Agile Principles to the benefits and reasons for implementing, build your foundation for understanding this project management approach
  • Putting the pieces into place — dive under the umbrella of agile approaches, create the physical environment, and establish the roles on your team
  • Time to go to work — build your skills in agile planning, creating a product roadmap, scheduling releases, planning iterations, and preparing for the launch
  • Building your project management skills — learn how to manage everything from scope, time, and cost to team dynamics, quality, and risk
  • Ensuring success — recruit the right members for your team and follow the key steps to make agile work in your organization
Open the book and find:
  • Why agile techniques work better than historical approaches
  • Overviews of lean, extreme programming, and scrum
  • Steps for putting agile into action
  • Ways to define product vision and features
  • How to plan releases and sprints
  • Methods for managing scope and procurement
  • How to simplify and increase project reporting
  • Tips for creating an environment that works for agile
Learn to:
  • Complete software projects in weeks instead of months
  • Use agile techniques to reduce risk and leverage core benefits
  • Turn agile theory into practice
  • Avoid common pitfalls

Cuprins

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

Notă biografică

Mark C. Layton, MBA, CST, PMP, SCPM, ("Mr. Agile") is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network and is the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc. Mark has MBAs from UCLA and National University of Singapore, is a Certified Scrum Trainer, PMP–certified, and recipient of Stanford University′s advanced project management certification.