Michele Sliger, ?Stacia Broderick - The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility
Published: 2008-05-29 | ISBN: 0321502752 | CHM | 384 pages | 4 MB
When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle-doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities. In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPRs) and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm. They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not "command and control."
The authors begin by explaining how agile works: how it differs from traditional "plan-driven" methodologies, the benefits it promises, and the real-world results it delivers. Next, they systematically map the Project Management Institute's classic, methodology-independent techniques and terminology to agile practices. They cover both process and project lifecycles and carefully address vital issues ranging from scope and time to cost management and stakeholder communication. Finally, drawing on their own extensive personal experience, they put a human face on your personal transition to agile--covering the emotional challenges, personal values, and key leadership traits you'll need to succeed.
Relating the PMBOKR Guide ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differences
Understanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectives
Using agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce risk
Implementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvement
Learning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveries
Procuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environments
Avoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agile
Coordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams
"Selling" agile within your teams and throughout your organization
For every project manager who wants to become more agile.
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