Agile Project Management For Dummies
By Mark C. Layton
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 360

Rev up your software development with a faster, more flexibleapproach

When it comes to software development, you can drive a highperformance racecar or bounce along in a horse and buggy. Thechoice is clear, and it's time to put your foot on the gas as youlearn how to implement agile techniques. This simple, step-by-stepguide puts all the tools and techniques in your hands so you canmanage your projects in the most efficient way possible.

  • Getting agile — from the Agile Manifesto and the 12 AgilePrinciples to the benefits and reasons for implementing, build yourfoundation for understanding this project management approach

  • Putting the pieces into place — dive under the umbrella ofagile approaches, create the physical environment, and establishthe roles on your team

  • Time to go to work — build your skills in agile planning,creating a product roadmap, scheduling releases, planningiterations, and preparing for the launch

  • Building your project management skills — learn how tomanage everything from scope, time, and cost to team dynamics,quality, and risk

  • Ensuring success — recruit the right members for your teamand follow the key steps to make agile work in yourorganization

Open the book and find:

  • Why agile techniques work better than historical approaches

  • Overviews of lean, extreme programming, and scrum

  • Steps for putting agile into action

  • Ways to define product vision and features

  • How to plan releases and sprints

  • Methods for managing scope and procurement

  • How to simplify and increase project reporting

  • Tips for creating an environment that works for agile

Learn to:

  • Complete software projects in weeks instead of months

  • Use agile techniques to reduce risk and leverage corebenefits

  • Turn agile theory into practice

  • Avoid common pitfalls

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