Chapter 16

Building a Foundation


check Obtaining organizational and individual commitment

check Assembling teams with the necessary skills and abilities

check Establishing an appropriate environment

check Investing in training

check Securing initial and ongoing support

To successfully move from traditional project management processes to agile processes, you must start with a good foundation. You need commitment, both from your organization and from people as individuals, and you need to find a good project team for your first agile project, providing them an environment conducive to agile approaches. You want to find the right training for your project team, and sustainably support your organization’s agile approach so that it can grow beyond your first project.

In this chapter, we show you how to build a strong agile foundation within your organization.

Organizational and Individual Commitment

Commitment to agile project management means making an active, conscious effort to work with new methods ...

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