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Agile Project Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Steven J. Ostermiller, Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 18

Being a Change Agent

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding change management issues and common change management models

check Following steps for agile adoption in your organization

check Avoiding common problems in adopting agile

check Asking the right questions to prevent issues along the way

If you’re contemplating the idea of introducing agile project management to your company or organization, this chapter can help get you started on those changes. Introducing agility means learning and practicing a new mindset, culture, organizational structures, frameworks, and techniques. In this chapter, you learn key principles and steps to implementing agile project management techniques. We also introduce common change models, including the model we use at our company, Platinum Edge. We also cover common pitfalls to avoid in your agile transition.

Becoming Agile Requires Change

Traditional project management is focused on processes, tools, comprehensive documentation, contract negotiation, and following a plan. Although agile project management remains dedicated to addressing each of these, the focus ...

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