Agile Project Management: How to Succeed in the Face of Changing Project Requirements

Gary Chin

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"In a fast-paced environment filled with uncertainty, successfully completing projects on time can feel like running an obstacle course. An emphasis on speed often forces project teams to make decisions without crucial data, leading to frequent changes of direction once more information becomes known. If people aren't light on their feet, complicated projects can easily get tripped up. Agile Project Management gives readers the strategies they need to take charge of urgent projects that involve unique resources and elements of uncertainty.

The book offers an improvement upon classical project management processes by tying project processes more directly to the ever-changing requirements of business objectives -- achieving improved flexibility and response time. Filled with examples showing how to implement agile PM into all project situations, the book demonstrates how to develop an appropriate and supportive infrastructure and environment, and reviews the roles of the project manager, general management, and the project team. Agile Project Management is the ultimate method for achieving superior results in an accelerated and changing environment."

What will you learn from this book

  1. Iterative Approach: Agile project management emphasizes an iterative approach to project delivery, allowing for flexibility and adaptation to changing requirements.

  2. Customer Collaboration: Prioritizing customer collaboration throughout the project to ensure the delivered product meets customer needs effectively.

  3. Cross-Functional Teams: Encouraging collaboration among cross-functional teams to promote communication and shared responsibility for project success.

  4. Adaptive Planning: Embracing adaptive planning, where plans are flexible and evolve as the project progresses, responding to emerging requirements.

  5. Continuous Improvement: Fostering a culture of continuous improvement through regular reflection, feedback, and adaptation at the end of each iteration or sprint.

  6. Delivering Value Early and Often: Prioritizing and delivering valuable product increments frequently, providing stakeholders with tangible outcomes early in the process.

  7. Embracing Change: Welcoming changes in project requirements even in later stages and leveraging them to deliver a better end product.

  8. Transparent Communication: Promoting open and transparent communication within the team and with stakeholders to ensure shared understanding and alignment.

  9. Empirical Process Control: Using empirical data and metrics to guide decision-making and improve predictability and quality throughout the project.

  10. Self-Organizing Teams: Encouraging self-organizing teams that have the autonomy to make decisions and adapt their approach to achieve project goals.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780814471760
ISBN-13 9780814471760
No of pages 220
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 01 Jan 2014

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Author : Gary Chin

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