Agile Project Management For Dummies

Language: English

Pages: 360

ISBN: 1118026241

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Be flexible and faster with Agile project management

As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months. Agile Project Management For Dummies can make that happen. This is the first book to provide a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile Project Management approaches, tools, and techniques. With the fast pace of mobile and web technology development, software project development must keep pace; Agile Project Management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly and this book shows you how.

  • Offers a practical context for understanding and applying Agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practice
  • Explains when to use Agile and how to avoid common pitfalls
  • Written by experts who know how to apply the principles in real-world situations

Agile Project Management For Dummies enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.

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distractions that prevent the project team from successfully using agile methods. Be knowledgeable enough about agile project management to be able to help the project team uphold agile processes throughout a project. Have the communication and facilitation skills to guide the development team in reaching consensus. Be trusting enough to step back and allow the development team to organize and manage itself. When determining the scrum master for a company’s first agile project, you want to

this time, the customer is waiting to see some sort of result, and the development team is wrapped up in coding. The project manager is making sure that the project team is following the plan, keeping changes at bay, and updating everyone with an interest in the outcome by providing frequent and detailed reports. When testing starts, near the end of the project, code defects can cause budget increases, schedule delays, and even kill a project. Testing is a project’s largest unknown, and in

working on the tasks to create the product! The scrum master should make sure the product roadmap, product backlog, and sprint backlog are all in a prominent place and accessible to everyone. This allows managers and other interested parties to view the artifacts and get status on progress without interrupting the development team. Chapter 9 Working Through the Day In This Chapter Planning each day Tracking daily progress Developing and testing every day Ending the day It’s Tuesday, 9

management to those within agile projects. You find out how to estimate costs on an agile project and how to use velocity to forecast your long-term budget. What’s Different About Cost in Agile Cost is a project’s financial budget. When you work on an agile project, you focus on value, you exploit the power of change, and you aim for simplicity. Agile Principles 1, 2, and 10 state the following: 1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of

E-mail versus face-to-face conversation. The idea of scrum team members working in the same physical location and being able to talk in person, instantly, is important to team dynamics. You find more details on communication later in this chapter. Also, Chapter 5 provides details on how to set up the physical environment for a scrum team. Having a cultural environment conducive to scrum team growth is another success factor for agile projects. Everyone on a scrum team should be able to Feel

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