Agile Project Management For Dummies
3. Edition November 2020
496 Pages, Softcover
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.
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
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.