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Agile Project Management For Dummies

Layton, Mark C. / Ostermiller, Steven J. / Kynaston, Dean J.


3. Edition November 2020
496 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-67699-7
John Wiley & Sons

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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.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Understanding Agility 5

Chapter 1: Modernizing Project Management 7

Chapter 2: Applying the Agile Manifesto and Principles 21

Chapter 3: Why Being Agile Works Better 49

Chapter 4: Agility is about Being Customer Focused 69

Part 2: Being Agile 89

Chapter 5: Agile Approaches 91

Chapter 6: Agile Environments in Action 109

Chapter 7: Agile Behaviors in Action 123

Chapter 8: The Permanent Team 149

Part 3: Agile Planning and Execution 159

Chapter 9: Defining the Product Vision and Product Roadmap 161

Chapter 10: Planning Releases and Sprints 183

Chapter 11: Working throughout the Day 215

Chapter 12: Showcasing Work, Inspecting, and Adapting 239

Part 4: Agility Management 251

Chapter 13: Managing a Portfolio: Pursuing Value over Requirements 253

Chapter 14: Managing Scope and Procurement 269

Chapter 15: Managing Time and Cost 287

Chapter 16: Managing Team Dynamics and Communication 307

Chapter 17: Managing Quality and Risk 331

Part 5: Ensuring Success 355

Chapter 18: Building a Foundation 357

Chapter 19: De-Scaling across Teams 373

Chapter 20: Being a Change Agent 395

Part 6: The Part of Tens 421

Chapter 21: Ten Key Benefits of Agile Product Development 423

Chapter 22: Ten Key Factors for Agile Product Development Success 431

Chapter 23: Ten Signs That You're Not Agile 437

Chapter 24: Ten Valuable Resources for Agile Professionals 449

Index 455
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.