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Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki

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Chapter 8. Project Management Landscape

The design, adaptation, and deployment of project management life cycles and models are based on the changing characteristics of the project and are the guiding principles behind practicing effective project management.

Don't impose process and procedure that stifles team and individual creativity! Rather create and support an environment that encourages that behavior.

Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., President, Enterprise Information Insights, Inc.

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use goal and solution clarity to define the project landscape

  • Understand and explain the four quadrants of the project landscape

  • Know the characteristics of Traditional Project Management (TPM), Agile Project Management (APM), Extreme Project Management (xPM), and Emertxe Project Management (MPx)

  • Know how complexity and uncertainty affect the project landscape

  • Incorporate requirements, flexibility, adaptability, change, risk, team cohesiveness, communications, client involvement, specifications, and business value into how you will choose and use a project management life cycle (PMLC) model

  • Know how cost, duration, market stability, technology, business climate, number of departments affected, organizational environment, and team skills and competencies affect the choice of a best-fit model

  • Understand the similarities and differences between Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme PMLC models

  • Use the Requirements Breakdown ...

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