Breaking the Addiction to Process: An Introduction to Agile Project Management

  • 1h 31m
  • Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas
  • IT Governance
  • 2011

A clear, practical guide to Agile development methods. Transform your working practices and save time and money! 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. Revolutionize your working practices with Agile. 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.

Save time and money

This twelve-step guide will give you a clear understanding of the way Agile works. It can

  • improve your business practices;
  • help you develop your relationships with your customers;
  • assist you to work more efficiently with your colleagues;
  • show you how to develop more streamlined and successful working practices;
  • save you time and money.

Companies using traditional development methods are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain profitable business relationships in today s climate. Agile is a flexible, adaptable system and this book will help you implement it for maximum impact and success for your business. With Agile you can deliver the results your clients want, with the results you want too!

About the Author

Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas is a member of the Nokia Agile Community and the London Agile Community. She works as a documentation manager at Nokia, having begun her career in advertising and marketing before moving into writing in IT.

In this Book

  • Breaking the Addiction to Process—An Introduction to Agile Project Management
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Satisfy the Customer through Early and Continuous Delivery
  • Welcome Changing Requirements
  • Deliver Working Software Frequently
  • Business People and Developers Work Together Daily
  • Build Projects around Motivated Individuals
  • Convey Information via Face-To-Face Conversation
  • Working Software Is the Primary Measure of Progress
  • Maintain A Constant Pace Indefinitely
  • Give Continuous Attention to Technical Excellence
  • Simplify – Maximise the Amount of Work Not Done
  • Teams Self-Organise
  • Teams Hold Retrospectives and Tune Their Behaviours
  • ITG Resources


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