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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 4. An Agile Project Management Model

Principles and Practices

“Hi, Maya, it’s Herman.”

“Hi, dude, how’s your project going?” asked Maya.

“Pretty well. Things are actually moving along. We’ve implemented a few of the agile practices. But you know, I’m just an action kind of guy. Just explain the practices to me. The principles stuff still seems like fluff.”

“I thought they were fluff, too, at the beginning,” Maya responded. “But once you’ve used APM for a while, you’ll understand that it’s the principles that make the practices flexible.”

“OK, apply principles to iteration planning.”

“Think about Deliver Customer Value. For us, this principle guides the selection of features. We’re constantly asking ourselves whether one feature ...

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