Making Sense of Agile Project Management: Balancing Control and Agility

  • 4h 33m
  • Charles G. Cobb
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2011

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.

About the Author

Charles G. (Chuck) Cobb, PMP, is President of Breakthrough Solutions, Inc., of Medfield, Massachusetts. He is a senior-level project/program manager with a broad and deep background in business systems analysis and software development. He has worked with many companies in different application environments using numerous project management methodologies—both agile and not-so-agile—for more than twenty years.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Agile Values, Principles, and Practices
  • Becoming More Agile
  • Case Studies
  • Part I Summary and Action Plan
  • Agile Project Management
  • Fundamental Principles behind SDLC Models
  • Software Development Life Cycles
  • Part II Summary and Action Plan