Annotation Are you being asked to manage a project with:- unclear requirements? - high levels of change? - a team using Extreme Programming or other Agile Methods? This book is for project managers who are interested in learning the secrets of successfully controlling and delivering agile projects. From learning how agile projects are different from traditional projects, to detailed guidance on a number of agile management techniques, this book includes contributions from some of the industry experts -- the visionaries who developed the agile methodologies in the first place. Contributors include:- Scott Ambler, developer of Agile Modeling - Alistair Cockburn, the developer of Crystal Methods - Larry Constantine, the visionary behind user-centred design and use cases- Ron Jeffries, co-creator of Extreme Programming - Linda Rising, the leading expert on the use of patterns in software design- and many others.
Agiles Projektmanagement ist ein schneller und flexibler Ansatz zur Entwicklung und Verwaltung von Projekten aller Art, nicht nur im Softwarebereich. Dieses Buch erklärt Ihnen zunächst die agilen Prinzipien und Techniken - auch im Vergleich zum klassischen Projektmanagement. Anschließend sind Sie in der Lage, eine Produkt-Roadmap oder einen Zeitplan für Ihr Projekt nach agilen Prinzipien zu erstellen. Bereiten Sie sich auf Produkteinführungen mit der Leichtigkeit agiler Softwareentwickler vor. Behalten Sie Zeit und Kosten sowie Gruppendynamik, Qualität und Risiko Ihres Projekts im Blick, aber nutzen Sie auch die vorhandenen Freiräume.
Your Hands-On, "In-the-Trenches" Guide to Successfully Leading AgileProjectsAgile methods promise to infuse development with unprecedented flexibility, speed, and valueand these promises are attracting IT organizations worldwide. However, agile methods often fail to clearly define the manager s role, and many managers have been reluctant to buy in. Now, expert project manager Sanjiv Augustine introduces agility "from the manager s point of view, offering a proven management framework that addresses everything from team building to project control. Augustine bridges the disconnect between the assumptions and techniques of traditional and agile management, demonstrating why agility is better aligned with today s project realities, and how to simplify your transition. Using a detailed case study, he shows how agile methods can scale to succeed in even the largest projects: Defining a high-value role for the manager in agile project environmentsRefocusing on "outcomes--not rigid plans, processes, or controlsStructuring and building adaptive, self-organizing "organic teams"Forming a guiding vision that aligns your team behind a common purposeEmpowering your team with the information it needs to succeedManaging the flow of customer value from one creative stage to the nextLeveraging your team members strengths as "whole persons"Implementing full-life-cycle agility: from planning and coding to maintenance and knowledge transfer Customizing agile methods to your unique environmentBecoming an "adaptive leader" who can inspire and energize agile teams Whether you re a technical or business manager, "Managing Agile Projectsgives you all the tools you need to implement agility in "your environmentand reap its full benefits. "Managing Agile Projects is part of the Robert C. Martin series.(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.
Be flexible and faster with Agile project management As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months. Agile Project Management For Dummies can make that happen. This is the first book to provide a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile Project Management approaches, tools, and techniques. With the fast pace of mobile and web technology development, software project development must keep pace; Agile Project Management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly and this book shows you how. Offers a practical context for understanding and applying Agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practice Explains when to use Agile and how to avoid common pitfalls Written by experts who know how to apply the principles in real-world situations Agile Project Management For Dummies enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Informationswissenschaften, Informationsmanagement, Note: 1,0, Hochschule Deggendorf, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Traditional, inflexible management is inefficient in product development projects: Project members feel uncomfortable and the result does not meet customer’s expectation. Therefore project management needs a kind of reorientation. The key success factors are the performance of the project team and the understanding of the customers’ needs. Therefore the main goal of today’s project management is to create the right environment for the project. Agile project management promises to be a solution: It supports team performance and demands short project cycles. Short iteration and continuous feedback of the customers helps to stay on the right way and to adjust requirements if possible. A popular example of agile project management is SCRUM. This study paper gives an overview about SCRUM itself. It presents roles, ceremonies and artifacts. It shows that SCRUM centers the team and the whole process is build around the team. The rules of SCRUM are simple and can easily be adapted. The focus of this paper is the roles of the process and how SCRUM supports team performance.
Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have committed to introducing agile change management for faster results with cheaper implementation at lower risk. The first hands-on guide is designed to help public sector leaders reap the rewards of agile methods, based on the latest national and international research.
The rules and practices for Scrum—a simple process for managing complex projects—are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum’s simplicity itself—its lack of prescription—can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results. In this illuminating series of case studies, Scrum co-creator and evangelist Ken Schwaber identifies the real-world lessons—the successes and failures—culled from his years of experience coaching companies in agile project management. Through them, you’ll understand how to use Scrum to solve complex problems and drive better results—delivering more valuable software faster. Gain the foundation in Scrum theory—and practice—you need to: Rein in even the most complex, unwieldy projects Effectively manage unknown or changing product requirements Simplify the chain of command with self-managing development teams Receive clearer specifications—and feedback—from customers Greatly reduce project planning time and required tools Build—and release—products in 30-day cycles so clients get deliverables earlier Avoid missteps by regularly inspecting, reporting on, and fine-tuning projects Support multiple teams working on a large-scale project from many geographic locations Maximize return on investment!
Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader
Agile project management allows you to produce smaller deliverables more frequently and efficiently, making it an excellent choice for teams that work in product development, programming, business analysis, and other collaborative areas. But it is a fragile process that requires the right scope, goals, and management. In this course, author and Project Management Professional Bob McDonald shows you the tools and techniques you need to successfully manage a project through the agile life cycle. Learn how to use agile for the right projects and then walk through the four major phases in the cycle, from scoping the work and designing your sprint structure to collecting requirements, managing the project without interfering in the rapid build process, adapting to feedback, and closing the project. In the bonus chapter, Bob discusses real-life challenges he has encountered running agile projects, giving you real-world perspective into the project life cycle. Agile refers to training of unique approaches and methodologies towards effective software development and project management. Agile methods are based on creating collaborative, cross-functional and self-organized teams or work groups. Agile tactics are designed to lead to greater team performance and advanced efficiency. These methodologies are focused on producing better results than those expected when using conventional techniques. More importantly, training in Agile helps organizations to most speedily respond to the changing needs of their customers, reduce business risks, mitigate uncertainty often caused by varying market forces and raise business ROI by dwelling more on customer value. Agile is becoming the preferred project management approach for fast-moving projects. At the heart of any agile project lies an agile team. In this course, the first in our website's Agile at Work series, expert Douglas Rose uses a sample project to show how to build your agile team. A team with an agile mindset is self-organized, collaborative, and accountable. The methodologies taught in Agile courses vary to a great extent. Each methodology explains a different way of handling software development and general project management. When undergoing training in Agile, you will find that what one training course focuses on may be completely different from what another emphasizes. This is due to the different methodologies and approaches of Agile. There are mainly six Agile methodologies namely Scrum, DSDM, XP, Lean, TDD and Kanban. Agile certifications will always vary depending on the methodology one chooses to go for. Topics include: • What is agile project management? • Selecting an agile project • Scoping the project • Designing your sprint structure • Collecting requirements • Running stand-up meetings • Managing issues and risks • Tracking lessons learned • Responding to change requests • Closing the project • Spotting signs of trouble This course covers the characteristics of Agile Project, the Agile Project life cycle, and the best ways to manage Agile Projects during each phase of their life cycle. We will start by examining the stages of the agile project in detail, including the deliverables you produce along the way. And the most common tools and approaches to help you manage an agile project. Then I will guide you through techniques to help ensure your agile projects will be successful. Next I will describe the characteristics that make a project a good candidate for agile methods and techniques. Then I will show you the various techniques and tools that are applied to determine project scope and set project expectations. Agile projects must be managed with care. Having the right tools and techniques in your toolkit can make the job of managing an agile project much easier. I will introduce you to these tools and techniques in Agile Project Management.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Managing Agile Projects. In this book, you will learn topics such as ORGANIC TEAMS-PART-1, ORGANIC TEAMS-PART-2, GUIDING VISION, and SIMPLE RULES plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
The Agile approach to project management is gaining popularity because it gets better results in less time with smaller teams than the old, rigid, plan-driven methods. In today0́9s information-based economy where the internet drives new products and customer requirements change overnight, Agile helps companies keep pace with customer demands by welcoming rapid change as a vital part of the development process.Written for beginners, this book explains Agile concepts using the Scrum approach and fits them together into a cohesive framework. Instead of merely defining terms, it presents Agile as a living, dynamic system for stripping away the frills and getting back to basics while managing projects. The first half of the book explains the Agile Manifesto in detail, both in theory and practice. The second half of the book gives detailed explanations for applying Scrum, which is an Agile method known for its simplicity and ease of implementation.Small startups and entrepreneurs will find practical advice, encouragement, and inspiration in this book, while development teams in larger companies will appreciate its clear, concise explanation of how the pieces of the Agile puzzle fit together.
This book examines agile approaches from a management perspective by focusing on matters of strategy, implementation, organization and people. It examines the turbulence of the marketplace and business environment in order to identify what role agile management has to play in coping with such change and uncertainty. Based on observations, personal experience and extensive research, it clearly identifies the fabric of the agile organization, helping managers to become agile leaders in an uncertain world. The book opens with a broad survey of agile strategies, comparing and contrasting some of the major methodologies selected on the basis of where they lie on a continuum of ceremony and formality, ranging from the minimalist technique-driven and software engineering focused XP, to the pragmatic product-project paradigm that is Scrum and its scaled counterpart SAFe®, to the comparatively project-centric DSDM. Subsequently, the core of the book focuses on DSDM, owing to the method’s comprehensive elaboration of program and project management practices. This work will chiefly be of interest to all those with decision-making authority within their organizations (e.g., senior managers, line managers, program, project and risk managers) and for whom topics such as strategy, finance, quality, governance and risk management constitute a daily aspect of their work. It will, however, also be of interest to those readers in advanced management or business administration courses (e.g., MBA, MSc), who wish to engage in the management of agile organizations and thus need to adapt their skills and knowledge accordingly.
In a fast-paced environment filled with uncertainty, successfully completing projects on time can feel like running an obstacle course. An emphasis on speed often forces project teams to make decisions without crucial data, leading to frequent changes of direction once more information becomes known. If people arent light on their feet, complicated projects can easily get tripped up.Agile Project Management gives readers the strategies they need to take charge of urgent projects that involve unique resources and elements of uncertainty. The book offers an improvement upon classical project management processes by tying project processes more directly to the ever-changing requirements of business objective achieving improved flexibility and response time. Filled with examples showing how to implement agile PM into all project situations, the book demonstrates how to develop an appropriate and supportive infrastructure and environment, and reviews the roles of the project manager, general management, and the project team. Agile Project Management is the ultimate method for achieving superior results in an accelerated and changing environment.
The development of the Agile Movement, whatever the area ofapplication or discipline, comes from the famous “faster,cheaper, better" maxim. As such, the agile manufacturing paradigmrests on four principles: response to change and uncertainty,supplying highly customized products, synthesis of diversetechnologies, and intra-enterprise and inter-enterpriseintegration. For the reader interested in agile project management applications,response to changes, and transformations and its impact on managingprojects, this book is a must-read. Various insights are covered,including: how to master complexity and changes in projects, economy, andsociety; how interaction between the project management team and projectowners can influence risk management; how to move beyond the traditional mechanistic projectmanagement approach; how to include agile principles into an improved LogicalFramework Analysis structure; what the impact is of agile principles on projectmanagement organizations what kind of innovative project management practice supportsagile principles; and much more.
The lean and agile philosophies are terms that define modern technics to make our projects fast and efficient, without adding costs or reducing quality. The five principles of the lean thinking have its origin during the 90s decade in a Japanese automotive industry. This approach helps to improve the efficiency in mass production projects by focusing in adding value to the client and removing waste from the project value flow. Ten years later the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and its twelve agile principles got popular. These ideas propose not to be too strict with plans and processes. Context can change permanently and we need to be flexible with the client in order to quickly adapt to those changes, if we want to submit the deliverables we have been asked for. From these two currents of thoughts, one that focuses on mass production and another that focuses on software projects, in this book we will develop ideas 100% practical to improve efficiency and timeliness of any type of project management. Also, some of the concepts in this book will allow us to become more agile leaders in our daily activities. The author, Pablo Lledo, has written eight books on Project Management. Some of them have been published by mayor Publishing companies. The author states that the benefits of reading this book are: - Understand the lean-agile philosophy in a very simple way. - Learn lessons from more than 20 real cases. - Gain knowledge through more than 10 practical exercises. - Save time and money when compared with other books. - Be a better Project Manager."
Agile Project Management in easy steps defines agile projects and then examines the typical components of such a project and the appropriate approach to project managing them. These include: Changing RequirementsDifferent way of PlanningMore than usual Project PhasesPrioritised Business RequirementsA broader approach to Risk Management For completion, it also shows how to use the traditional project management areas such as: team management, risk management, quality management, communications and reporting. Agile Project Management in easy steps conforms to using simple stages to follow, enabling desired results with no confusion along the way.