Chapter 15

Managing Quality and Risk


check Learning how agile project management quality approaches reduce risk

check Discovering ways to ensure quality development

check Taking advantage of automated testing for better productivity

check 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 Agile Quality?

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 12 agile principles that we list in Chapter 2 promote quality either directly or indirectly. Those principles follow:

  1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable ...

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