Read e-book online Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products PDF

By Jim Highsmith

ISBN-10: 0321219775

ISBN-13: 9780321219770

Jim Highsmith is one in every of a number of sleek writers who're aiding us comprehend the hot nature of labor within the wisdom economy.-Rob Austin, Assistant Professor, Harvard company School"This is the undertaking administration e-book now we have all been ready for-the booklet that successfully combines Agile equipment and rigorous venture administration. not just does this publication aid us make feel of venture administration during this present global of iterative, incremental Agile equipment, yet it really is an all-around sturdy read!"-Lynne Ellen, Sr. vice chairman & CIO, DTE Energy"Finally a publication that reconciles the fervour of the Agile software program circulate with the wanted disciplines of venture administration. Jim's e-book has supplied a carrier to all of us.-Neville R(oy) Singham, CEO, ThoughtWorks, Inc.The global of product improvement is changing into extra dynamic and unsure. Many managers cope via reinforcing procedures, including documentation, or additional honing charges. this is not operating. Highsmith brilliantly courses us into an alternate that matches the times.-Preston G. Smith, vital, New Product Dynamics/coauthor, constructing items in part the TimeNow, one of many field's top specialists brings jointly all of the wisdom and assets you should use APM on your subsequent undertaking. Jim Highsmith indicates why APM might be in each manager's toolkit, completely addressing the questions undertaking managers bring up approximately Agile ways. He systematically introduces the five-phase APM framework, then offers particular, proventools for each venture player. assurance contains: * Six rules of Agile venture administration * how one can capitalize on rising new product improvement applied sciences * placing shoppers on the heart of your undertaking, the place they belong * growing adaptive groups that reply fast to adjustments on your project's "ecosystem" * Which initiatives will reap the benefits of APM-and which will not * APM's 5 stages: Envision, Speculate, discover, Adapt, shut * APM practices, together with the Product imaginative and prescient field and venture facts Sheet * Leveraging your PMI abilities in Agile environments * Scaling APM to bigger initiatives and groups * for each venture supervisor, group chief, and crew member

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Plans, controls, budgets, and processes help project managers stave off potential project-threatening complexity. However, when uncertainty, risk, and change are prominent, these practices 45 46 are insufficient. [1] Good leadership contributes significantly to project success. " [1] The terms "project manager" and "team leader" are commonly used. I will use these terms also, but I will emphasize the leadership characteristics of the project manager's role. Leaders are leaders not because of what they do, but because of who they are.

Second, the motivation to plan often relates more to the desire for control than the needs of actual work execution, perhaps because the people planning the work are not involved in the doing of the work. This happens constantly in software development, where the task-based planning that project managers use for control has little relationship to how software engineers really work. Third, planning and control become the focal points; execution is considered of minor importance, and legitimizing the project takes precedence over producing results.

In defining customer value, one question always comes to the fore, "Who are the customers? " A direct answer is that the customer is the individual or group that uses the created product to generate business value. This definition separates customers from other stakeholders, so in this book the word "stakeholders" will represent these other individuals associated with the project. If we want products that deliver outstanding customer value, then we must have a customer-developer partnership, one with responsibilities and accountability on both sides (and similar relationships with key suppliers).

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