Making Sense of Agile Project Management: Balancing Control by Charles G. Cobb

By Charles G. Cobb

Charles G. Cobb, "Making experience of Agile undertaking administration: Balancing regulate and Agility"
2011 | ISBN: 047094336X | 264 pages | writer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | PDF | 1,2 MB

The publication is meant to supply a far deeper figuring out of agile ideas, methodologies, and practices to let venture managers to advance a extra agile technique and know the way to mix and tailor agile and standard rules, methodologies, and practices to create a suitable stability of regulate and agility to slot a company atmosphere in addition to the hazards and complexities of anybody venture. The publication also will supply enterprise managers and leaders an knowing of ways to slot agile methodologies into an total enterprise procedure that offers the precise stability of keep watch over and agility for his or her business.

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For a undertaking to be really winning, its administration process needs to be versatile adequate to conform to dynamic and quickly evolving company wishes. Making feel of Agile undertaking administration is helping venture managers imagine outdoor the field by way of providing a deep exploration of agile rules, methodologies, and practices. Straying from conventional bureaucratic strategies which are rigidly outlined, this booklet espouses a heavy reliance at the education and talent of collaborative, cross-functional groups to conform the method to the matter that they're trying to solve—rather than force-fitting a undertaking to a specific method. Making experience of Agile venture Management:

Focuses on how agile undertaking administration matches with different extra conventional venture administration types to supply a more desirable strategy

Includes many instances taken from real-world businesses illustrating solid and undesirable agile implementation

Provides insurance that's balanced and goal with dialogue of either agile and non-agile methodologies

Making experience of Agile venture administration employs an easy method that allows venture managers to know options speedy and strengthen adaptable administration instruments for making a bright and fluid company atmosphere. through the use of the foundations specified by this e-book, enterprise managers and leaders will develop their skill to satisfy the hazards and complexities of anyone project—and higher know the way to mix the precise stability of keep watch over and agility into an total company procedure.

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It’s impossible to work on all the requirements at once, so bottlenecks develop at various points in the process and requirements wind up waiting to be processed. The impact of that is similar to a manufacturing process— having an excess of requirements sitting around waiting to be processed is similar to having excess inventory in a manufacturing process: • • There are “handling costs” associated with managing those requirements waiting to be processed— they have to be well documented and tracked or they may be forgotten and left out of the design.

Lean Software Development puts an even stronger emphasis on having defined processes and a very aggressive focus on continuous improvement of the process. Scrum and agile methodologies have continuous improvement within a given project (for example, retrospectives are used within a project to learn and redefine the process as necessary as the as the project progresses), but they may have no defined mechanism to capture those lessons learned and incorporate them into a more global process that spans multiple projects.

In today’s world: • • It may be unrealistic to expect that users can totally predict all the business requirements for a project far in advance of when the project will be delivered. In many cases, business results and software application solutions are so intimately intertwined, that achieving successful business outcomes requires a much more collaborative and integrated approach. The trend towards more agile project management raises some important questions for project managers and any organization that depends on effective project management discipline for successful implementation of product development projects.

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