Agile Project Management For Dummies

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This updated edition shows you how to use the agile project management framework for success!

Learn how to apply agile concepts to your projects. This fully updated book covers changes to agile approaches and new information related to the methods of managing an agile project.

Agile Project Management For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives product developers and other project leaders the tools they need for a successful project. This book’s principles and techniques will guide you in creating a product roadmap, self-correcting iterations of deployable products, and preparing for a product launch. Agile approaches are critical for achieving fast and flexible product development. It’s also a useful tool for managing a range of business projects.

Written by one of the original agile technique thought-leaders, this book guides you and your teams in discovering why agile techniques work and how to create an effective agile environment. Users will gain the knowledge to improve various areas of project management.

  • Define your product’s vision and features
  • Learn the steps for putting agile techniques into action
  • Manage the project’s scope and procurement
  • Plan your team’s sprints and releases
  • Simplify reporting related to the project

Agile Project Management For Dummies can help you to better manage the scope of your project as well as its time demands and costs. You’ll also be prepared to skillfully handle team dynamics, quality challenges, and risks.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
3
Applying the Agile Manifesto and Principles
21
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
28
Adding the Platinum Principles
42
Why Being Agile Works Better
49
Agility is about Being Customer Focused
69
Being Agile
89
Extreme Programming
95
Managing a Portfolio Pursuing Value over Requirements
253
Managing Scope and Procurement
269
Managing Time and Cost
287
Managing Team Dynamics and Communication
307
Managing Quality and Risk
331
Ensuring Success
355
DeScaling across Teams
373
Being a Change Agent
395

Agile Environments in Action
109
Agile Behaviors in Action
123
The Permanent Team
149
Planning Releases and Sprints
183
Working throughout the Day
215
Showcasing Work Inspecting and Adapting
239
AGILITY MANAGEMENT
251
The Part of Tens
421
Ten Key Factors for Agile Product
431
Ten Signs That Youre Not Agile
437
Agile Project Management For Dummies
449
Index
455
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About the author (2020)

Mark C. Layton is an entrepreneur and certification instructor with 25 years of experience in organizational design. Steven J Ostermiller is a community builder, agile trainer and coach helping organizations and people become more agile. Dean J. Kynaston is a coach, Certified Scrum Professional, and organizational agile transformation leader.

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