Breaking the Addiction to Process - An Introduction to Agile Project Management
BIC: Project management
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management, COMPUTERS / Desktop Applications / Project Management Software
Published: 05 Apr 2011
"I wish I’d had this book before I started thinking seriously about Agile."
Steve Borthwick, Artesian Solutions
"This book is a must read for every project manager, developer and even engineers and workers."
Varinder Kumar, IRIS Business Services Limited, India
We live and work in an age in which clients’ needs are changing rapidly. Deadlines are shortening and existing development methodologies are relatively inflexible. Projects undertaken using these systems are coming up against increasing difficulties. Modern processes need to be fast-moving and adaptable to cope with the pace of business today.
Agile development methods offer greater flexibility than traditional methods. Their emphasis on incremental testing allows maximum adaptability, giving you the tools you need to meet your customers’ needs efficiently and cost-effectively.
Breaking the Addiction to Process will give you a clear understanding of the way Agile works and how it can improve your business practices. It explains how Agile will help you to improve your relationships with your customers, to work more efficiently with your colleagues and to develop more streamlined and successful working practices, saving you time and money.
This practical twelve-step guide is clearly written and offers simple solutions to age-old problems. Agile is a flexible, adaptable system and this book will help you to implement it for maximum impact and success for your business.
Implement Agile for maximum impact and success.
1: Satisfy the Customer Through Early and Continuous Delivery
2: Welcome Changing Requirements
3: Deliver Working Software Frequently
4: Business People and Developers Work Together Daily
5: Build Projects Around Motivated People
6: Convey Information via Face-to-Face Conversation
7: Working Software is the Primary Measure of Progress
8: Maintain a Constant Pace Indefinitely
9: Give Continuous Attention to Technical Excellence
10: Simplify - Maximise the Amount of Work Not Done
11: Teams Self-Organise
12: Teams Hold Retrospectives and Tune Their Behaviours