Chapter 15

Managing Quality and Risk

In This Chapter

arrow Learning how agile project management quality approaches reduce project risk

arrow Reading about ways to proactively ensure quality development

arrow Seeing how to take advantage of automated testing for better productivity

arrow Understanding how agile project approaches reduce risk

Quality and risk are closely related parts of project management. In this chapter, you find out how to deliver quality products using agile project management methods. You understand how to take advantage of agile approaches to manage risk on your projects. You see how quality has historically affected project risk, and how quality management on agile projects fundamentally reduces project risk.

What’s Different About Quality in Agile

Quality refers to whether a product works, and whether it fulfills the project stakeholders’ needs. Quality is an inherent part of agile project management. All of the 12 Agile Principles that I list in Chapter 2 promote quality either directly or indirectly. Those principles are

1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through ...

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