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Making Sense of Agile Project Management: Balancing Control and Agility

Making Sense of Agile Project Management: Balancing Control and Agility

Charles G. Cobb

ISBN: 978-1-118-16873-8

Oct 2011

264 pages

$65.00

Description

The book is intended to provide a much deeper understanding of agile principles, methodologies, and practices to enable project managers to develop a more agile approach and understand how to blend and tailor agile and traditional principles, methodologies, and practices to create an appropriate balance of control and agility to fit a business environment as well as the risks and complexities of any individual project.  The book will also provide business managers and leaders an understanding of how to fit agile methodologies into an overall business strategy that provides the right balance of control and agility for their business.

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Preface.

Who Should Read This Book?

Brief Overview of the Book.

Why I Wrote This Book.

How to Use This Book.

Acknowledgments.

Part I. Overview.

1 Introduction.

2 Agile Values, Principles, and Practices.

3 Becoming More Agile.

4 Part I Summary and Action Plan.

5 Case Studies.

Part II. Overview.

6 Agile Project Management.

7 Fundamental Principles behind SDLC Models.

8 Software Development Life Cycles.

9 Part II Summary and Action Plan.

Part III Appendices.

Appendix A Overview of Agile Development Practices.

Appendix B Overview of Agile Project Delivery Frameworks.

Index.