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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, Second Edition by Jim Highsmith

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Introduction

Agile Project Management (APM) contains four focal points: opportunities created by the agile revolution and its impact on product development, the values and principles that drive agile project management, the specific practices that embody and amplify those principles, and practices to help entire organizations, not just project teams, embrace agility.

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. ...

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