The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility, Paperback / softback Book

The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility Paperback / softback

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When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle-doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities.

In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPRs) and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm.

They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not "command and control." The authors begin by explaining how agile works: how it differs from traditional "plan-driven" methodologies, the benefits it promises, and the real-world results it delivers.

Next, they systematically map the Project Management Institute's classic, methodology-independent techniques and terminology to agile practices.

They cover both process and project lifecycles and carefully address vital issues ranging from scope and time to cost management and stakeholder communication.

Finally, drawing on their own extensive personal experience, they put a human face on your personal transition to agile--covering the emotional challenges, personal values, and key leadership traits you'll need to succeed. Coverage includesRelating the PMBOKR Guide ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differencesUnderstanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectivesUsing agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce riskImplementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvementLearning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveriesProcuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environmentsAvoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agileCoordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams"Selling" agile within your teams and throughout your organizationFor every project manager who wants to become more agile. Part I An Agile Overview 7Chapter 1 What is "Agile"? 9Chapter 2 Mapping from the PMBOKR Guide to Agile 25Chapter 3 The Agile Project Lifecycle in Detail 37Part II The Bridge: Relating PMBOKR Guide Practices to Agile Practices 49Chapter 4 Integration Management 51Chapter 5 Scope Management 67Chapter 6 Time Management 83Chapter 7 Cost Management 111Chapter 8 Quality Management 129Chapter 9 Human Resources Management 143Chapter 10 Communications Management 159Chapter 11 Risk Management 177Chapter 12 Procurement Management 197Part III Crossing the Bridge to Agile 215Chapter 13 How Will My Responsibilities Change? 217Chapter 14 How Will I Work with Other Teams Who Aren't Agile? 233Chapter 15 How Can a Project Management Office Support Agile? 249Chapter 16 Selling the Benefits of Agile 265Chapter 17 Common Mistakes 285Appendix A Agile Methodologies 295Appendix B Agile Artifacts 301Glossary 321Bibliography 327Index 333

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
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  • Category: Software Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780321502759

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