CHAPTER11

How AgileMethodology CanAssist in a Recovery

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”

—Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate

This chapter provides a primer on agile project management (APM). In particular, Case Study 11-2 examines an implementation process at a company that was skeptical of change. It then discusses the technique of applying agile methodology as a recovery tool and the logic of the compromises in the methodology’s implementation that make it beneficial.

Agile Methodology’s Basics

The genesis of agile as a defined methodology came from a need for continuous innovation, product adaptability, reduced delivery schedules, and reliable results. Its premise is that conventional project management practices—generating ...

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