O'Reilly logo

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition by Robert K. Wysocki

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 10

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, PhD, President, EII Publications, LLC

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Appreciate and understand the history of Agile Project Management (APM)
  • Describe APM and when to use it
  • Be able to explain lean and how it relates to APM
  • Use and be able to adapt the Iterative project management life cycle (PMLC) models and their variations
  • Explain the benefits and use of the Iterative PMLC model
  • Anticipate and resolve the potential problems from using an Iterative PMLC model
  • Use and be able to adapt the Adaptive PMLC models
  • Explain the benefits of using an Adaptive PMLC model
  • Anticipate and resolve the potential problems of using an Adaptive PMLC model

Extensive testimonial data suggests that more than 70 percent of all projects should have used some type of Agile Project Management (APM) model but didn't.

Simply put, APM is a collection of PMLC models that can be used to manage projects whose goals ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required