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

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Chapter 11. Agile Project Management

Based on testimonial data collected from over 10,000 project managers from around the world over 70 percent of projects are best managed by processes that adapt to continual learning and discovery of the project solution.

When in doubt, leave it out.

When the pain the organization is suffering from failed projects reaches some threshold, the health of the business suffers and the bottom line is affected. If all previous corrective action plans have failed, senior management is ready to listen.

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

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand the history of Agile Project Management (APM)

  • Know when to use APM

  • Use and be able to adapt the Iterative project management life cycle (PMLC) model and variations

  • Explain the benefits and use of the Iterative PMLC model

  • Anticipate and resolve the potential problems from using an Iterative PMLC model

  • Know how and when to use the Prototyping Iterative PMLC model

  • Know how and when to use the Rational Unified Process (RUP) Iterative PMLC model

  • Use and be able to adapt the Adaptive PMLC model

  • Explain the benefits of using an Adaptive PMLC model

  • Anticipate and resolve the potential problems of using an Adaptive PMLC model

  • Know how and when to use the Adaptive Software Development (ASD) PMLC model

  • Know how and when to use the Adaptive Project Framework (APF) PMLC model

  • Know how and when to use the Scrum ...

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