Making Sense of Agile Project Management: Balancing Control and Agility

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 8, 2011 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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The book is intended to provide a much deeper understanding ofagile principles, methodologies, and practices to enable projectmanagers to develop a more agile approach and understand how toblend and tailor agile and traditional principles, methodologies,and practices to create an appropriate balance of control andagility to fit a business environment as well as the risks andcomplexities of any individual project.  The book will alsoprovide business managers and leaders an understanding of how tofit agile methodologies into an overall business strategy thatprovides the right balance of control and agility for theirbusiness.
 

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Contents

Cover
Wrote This Book
Acknowledgments
Agile Values Principles and Practices
Becoming More Agile
Case Studies
3 SapientApproach lifecycle model
Part I Summary and Action Plan
Agile Project Management
Overview
Fundamental Principles behind SDLC
Approach
approach
Software Development Life Cycles
Extreme Programming
List of Illustrations

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Charles G. (Chuck) Cobb, PMP, is President of Breakthrough Solutions, Inc., of Medfield, Massachusetts. He is a senior-level project/program manager with a broad and deep background in business systems analysis and software development. He has worked with many companies in different application environments using numerous project management methodologies—both agile and not-so-agile—for more than twenty years.

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