Chapter 1

Agile Concepts


In Chapter 1 we introduce Agile concepts, including challenges addressed by Agile, and process improvements expected. Furthermore, we compare the Agile project management method to that of the conventional project management one. Finally, we discuss Agile implications on business involvement and enterprise support.

We use the term Agile throughout this book to refer the Agile Project Management or Agile Project Delivery as project-related work based on fundamental principles as defined by the Agile Manifesto (Beck et al. 2001).

Agile methods are adopted primarily from Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP) practices, philosophies, and principles upon which they were founded.

The term Waterfall refers to the ...

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