Project Management the Agile Way Making It Work in the Enterprise

ISBN-10: 1604270276
ISBN-13: 9781604270273
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

This reference was written for experienced project managers, architects and systems analysts who are comfortable in traditional methods of project management and now need to learn about agile methods for software projects, what works and what doesnt and how to make agile work in the enterprise.

Acknowledgment
Introduction
A Quick Read
A Short History Provides Context
Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles Set Up Agile Methods
Project Development Lifecycle Covers Business Case-to-Business Delivery
Some Terminology to Make the Reading Easier
Plan-driven Provides Lessons Learned
Four Agile Methodologies Are Representative
The Spiral Methodology Is a Risk Reducer
Summary and Takeaway Points
The Agile Business Case
The Business Case Adds Value to the Project
Business Value Models Are the Setup for the Business Case
Project Balance Sheet Helps Communicate with the Business Decision Makers
The Agile Business Case Is Built by Levels
Summary and Takeaway Points
Quality in the Agile Space
Quality Is Built Around Values, Principles, and Practices
Thought Leaders Set Up Agile Quality Values and Principles
Quality Values and Principles Are Planned into the Agile Methods
Summary and Takeaway Points
Managing Test
Principles and Practices Guide Testing-in Quality
Test-driven Development Is the Starting Point
Test Planning Is Essential to Good Test Metrics
Testing by Sampling Conserves Time and Money
Testing a Hypothesis Builds Confidence
Summary and Takeaway Points
Developing the Scope and Requirements
The Most Affordable Scope Is a Best Value
Vision Is the Beginning
An Agile Partnership with the Customer Is Built on Rights and Responsibilities
There Is a Process for Requirements
Teams Work with Stories, Models, and Prototypes
WBS Is a Tool for Organizing Scope
Manage Scope Emergence with the Planning Horizon
Summary and Takeaway Points
Planning Cost and Schedule
It's Agile! Why Plan?
Make Agile Plans for Agile Projects
Time Boxes Are the Building Blocks of Schedules in the Agile Space
Summary and Takeaway Points
Estimating Cost and Schedule
The Character of Estimates Affect Predictability
Scope, Complexity, and Velocity Drive All Estimates
Summary and Takeaway Points
Teams Are Everything
Teams Are Formed from Social Units
Principles and Values Guide Teams
Teams Are Building Blocks in the Agile Project
Some Teams Work; Others Do Not
Matrix Management Manages Resources in the Agile Space
Agile Teams Recruit their Members
Summary and Takeaway Points
Governance
Governance Is Built on Quality Principles
Governance Verifies Compliance
Summary and Takeaway Points
Earning Value
Defining Value
Accounting for Value
Earned Value Is Earning Back the Investment
Value Is Earned at Every Agile Release
Plan, Do, Check, and Act at Every Release
Summary and Takeaway Points
Scaling Up and Contracting
Scale Amplifies Every Problem
Networks Enable Large Scale
Virtual Teams Expand Throughput
Agile-by-Contract Enables Scale
Summary and Takeaway Points
Benefit Realization
Benefits Are Part of the Plan
Measuring Results Drives Improvements
Summary and Takeaway Points
Methodologies
The SCRUM Methodology Is Management-centric
Extreme Programming Is Disciplined
Crystal Methodology Is Human Powered
EVO Methodology Is PDCA-centric
Summary and Takeaway Points
Glossary
References
Index

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