THIS book is for project managers who are interested in learning the secrets of successfully controlling and delivering agile projects. From teaching 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 experts in the industry, the visionaries who developed the agile methodologies in the first place.
Part 1 of the book carries the introduction to present an overview of the agile methods and a brief history of how they came about. The author who is a consultant, teacher and keynote speaker on agile development methods, focuses on bringing agile methods out from under the software development umbrella and into the world of project managers in the first chapter. Chapter 2 explains how the methods have evolved and presents a brief history of the major agile methods and how they interrelate with the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model.
Part 2 explores how management of agile projects is different from managing projects following more traditional methods. This section takes a more holistic view from the project management perspective rather than the specific agile techniques that are deployed on projects. In this section, Chapter 3 presents a brief overview of how agile project management is different from the project management approaches presented by bodies like the Project Management Institute.
The book discusses how agile projects are different from traditional projects while addressing a number of individual agile management techniques that are common to most agile methods. Here in Chapter 10, Kevin Aguanno provides an overview of the agile management techniques. Chapter 11 conveys details on how to conduct the different approaches to requirements in engineering.
The book 20 provides the answer to questions like, ‘How do you combat the resistance of those who are comfortable with the traditional techniques? How can you convince others that their methods are not the best for high-change projects? How do you get the organisation to change its official project management and product development methods?’
This is a very technical book meant for a very specific readership – project managers keen to learn the secrets of successfully controlling and delivering agile projects.
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