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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith

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Introduction

Agile Project Management contains four focal points: the agile revolution and its impact on new product development; the values and principles that drive agile project management; a process framework; and the specific practices that embody the principles and deliver results.

Chapter 1, The Agile Revolution, introduces changes that are occurring in product development—from cell phones to software—and how these changes are driving down the cost of experimentation and fundamentally altering how new product development should be managed. The chapter outlines the business objectives of APM and how organizations need to adapt to operating in a chaotic world.

Chapters 2 and 3 describe the values and principles that actuate APM. The values ...

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