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Agile project management : creating innovative products

Author: Jim Highsmith
Publisher: Boston, Mass.;Munich[u.a.] : Addison-Wesley, 2007.
Series: The Agile software development series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5. printView all editions and formats

Addressing the questions project managers raise about Agile approaches, this book systematically introduces the five-phase APM framework, then presents specific, proven tools for every project  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Highsmith
ISBN: 0321219775 9780321219770
OCLC Number: 315685625
Description: XXVI, 277 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. The Agile Revolution. Innovative Product Development.Reliable Innovation.Continuous Innovation.Product Adaptability.Reduced Delivery Schedules.People and Process Adaptability.Reliable Results.Core Agile Values.Responding to Change.Working Products.Customer Collaboration.Individuals and Interactions.Agile Project Management.Agility Defined.The APM Framework.Thriving in a Chaordic World.Our Journey.2. Guiding Principles: Customers and Products. Herman and Maya.The Guiding Principles of Agile Project Management.Deliver Customer Value.Innovation and Adaptability.Planning and Control to Execution.Delivery versus Compliance.Employ Iterative, Feature-Based Delivery.Creating a Better Product.Producing Earlier Benefits.Progressive Risk Reduction.Champion Technical Excellence.Customers and Products.3. Guiding Principles: Leadership-Collaboration Management. Management Style.The Business of APM.Reliable, Not Repeatable.Progress Reporting.Leadership-Collaboration Management.Encourage Exploration.Shared Space.Encouragement Isn't Enough.Build Adaptive (Self-Organizing, Self-Disciplined) Teams.Getting the Right People.Articulating the Product Vision.Encouraging Interaction.Participatory Decision Making.Insisting on Accountability.Steering, Not Controlling.Self-Discipline.Simplify.Generative Rules.Barely Sufficient Methodology.Principles to Practices.4. An Agile Project Management Model. Principles and Practices.An Agile Process Framework.Phase: Envision.Phase: Speculate.Phase: Explore.Phase: Adapt.Phase: Close.Judgment Required.Project Size.Agile Practices.5. The Envision Phase. Get the Right People.Phase: Envision.Practice: Product Vision Box and Elevator Test Statement.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Product Architecture.Objective.Discussion.Guiding Principles.Practice: Project Data Sheet.Objective.Discussion.Tradeoff Matrix.Exploration Factor.Practice: Get the Right People.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Participant Identification.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Customer Team-Developer Team Interface.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Process and Practice Tailoring.Objective.Discussion.Self-Organization Strategy.Process Framework Tailoring.Practice Selection and Tailoring.Early Planning.Envision Summary.6: The Speculate Phase. Scope Evolution.Phase: Speculate.Practice: Product Feature List.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Feature Cards.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Performance Requirements Cards.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Release, Milestone, and Iteration Plan.Objective.Discussion.Iteration 0.Iterations 1-N.Next Iteration Plan.First Feasible Deployment.Estimating.Scope Evolution.Risk Analysis and Mitigation.Speculate Summary.7. The Explore Phase. Individual Performance.Phase: Explore.Practice: Workload Management.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Low-Cost Change.Objective.Discussion.Technical Debt.Simple Design.Frequent Integration.Ruthless Testing.Opportunistic Refactoring.Practice: Coaching and Team Development.Objective.Discussion.Focusing the Team on Delivering Results.Molding a Group of Individuals into a Team.Developing Each Individual's Capabilities.Providing the Team with Required Resources and Removing Roadblocks.Coaching the Customers.Orchestrating Team Rhythm.Practice: Daily Team Integration Meetings.Objective.Discussion.Practice: Participatory Decision Making.Objective.Discussion.Decision Framing.Decision Making.Decision Retrospection.Leadership and Decision Making.Set- and Delay-Based Decision Making.Practice: Daily Interaction with the Customer Team.Objective.Discussion.Stakeholder Coordination.Explore Summary.8. The Adapt and Close Phases. Progress.Phase: Adapt.Practice: Product, Project, and Team Review and Adaptive Action.Objective.Discussion.Customer Focus Groups.Technical Reviews.Team Performance Evaluations.Project Status Reports.Adaptive Action.Phase: Close.Adapt and Close Summary.9. Building Large Adaptive Teams. An Achilles' Heel?The Scaling Challenge.A Scaled Adaptive Framework.A Hub Organizational Structure.Self-Organization Extensions.Team Self-Discipline.The Commitment-Accountability Protocol.Is It Working?Structure and Tools.Summary.10. Reliable Innovation. The Agile Vision.The Changing Face of New Product Development.Agile People and Processes Deliver Agile Products.Implementing the Vision.Reliable Innovation.The Value-Adding Project Manager.Conviction.Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: The Agile software development series
Responsibility: Jim Highsmith.


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