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9781119931355

The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-03-21
  • Publisher: Wiley

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THE PROJECT MANAGER’S GUIDE TO MASTERING AGILE

Updated guide to Agile methodologies, with real-world case studies and valuable frameworks for project managers moving to Agile

The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile helps project managers who are faced with the challenge of adapting their project management approach to an Agile environment, showing how these approaches can work jointly to improve project outcomes in any project, with discussion topics and real-world case studies that facilitate hands-on learning. It also provides project managers with the fundamental knowledge to take a leadership role in working with companies to develop a well-integrated, enterprise-level Agile Project Management approach to fit their business.

The original edition of this book has been very successful and is used as a graduate-level textbook in several universities. This new edition builds on the success of the original edition and includes updated content from the latest PMBOK Guide, updated sections on stakeholder management, value-driven delivery, adaptive planning, and distributed project management, with an all-new chapter on Hybrid project management. It also includes new case studies on applying an Agile Hardware Development at Tesla and Project Management in a non-software environment.

Sample topics covered in The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile include:

  • Bridging the chasm in project management philosophies, impact on the project management profession, evolution of Agile and Waterfall, and learning to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management as complementary to each other rather than competitive
  • The roots of Agile and understanding Agile at a deeper level including the Agile manifesto from 2001, adapting an Agile approach to fit a business, and Scrum overview, roles, framework, principles, and values
  • Time-boxing, Kanban, and theory of constraints, Agile estimation overview and estimation practices, and velocity and burn-down/burn-up charts
  • Scaling Agile to an enterprise level, including challenges, obstacles to overcome, implementation considerations, management practices, and enterprise-level Agile transformations

With comprehensive, accessible, and highly practical coverage of Agile, a leading project management platform, The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile is a highly valuable resource for professional project managers, students studying project management, and those studying for PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner Certification (PMI-ACP).

Author Biography

Charles "Chuck" Cobb (Fort Myers, FL) is the founder of the Agile Project Management Academy, a program that has taught over 2000,000 students in 174 countries worldwide and his training is offered by three major training platforms. He has been a featured speaker at many PMI Chapter events, Agile groups, universities, and PMO workshops around the world. He previously was an Adjunct Professor of Agile Project Management at Boston University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Agile Project Management

The Chasm in Project Management Philosophies

The Impact on the Project Management Profession

The Evolution of Agile and Waterfall

The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

Agile Project Management Benefits

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

 

Part 1: Fundamentals of Agile

Chapter 2: Agile History and the Agile Manifesto

Agile Early History

Agile Manifesto (2001)

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 3: Scrum Overview

Scrum Roles

Scrum Framework

General Scrum/Agile Principles

Scrum Values

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 4: Agile Planning, Requirements, and Product Backlog

Agile Planning Practices

Agile Requirements Practices

User Personas and Stories

Product Backlog

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

 

Part 2: Agile Project Management

Chapter 5: Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices

Agile Software Development Practices

Agile Quality Management Practices

Agile Testing Practices

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 6: Time-Boxing, Kanban, and Theory of Constraints

The Importance of Flow

Time-Boxing

Kanban Process

Theory of Constraints

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 7: Agile Estimation

Agile Estimation Overview

Agile Estimation Practices

Velocity and burn-down/burn-up charts

Summary of key points

Discussion topics

Chapter 8: Agile Project Management Role

Agile Project Management Shifts in Thinking

Potential Agile Project Management Roles

Agile, PMI®, and PMBOK®

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 9: Agile Communications and Tools

Agile Communications Practices

Agile Project Management Tools

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 10: Learning to See the Big Picture

Systems Thinking

Complex Adaptive Systems

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 11: The Roots of Agile

Influence of Total Quality Management (TQM)

Influence of Lean Manufacturing

Principles of Product Development Flow

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

 

Part 3: Agile Project Management Planning and Management

Chapter 12: Hybrid Agile Models

What is a Hybrid Agile Model and Why Would You Use It?

What Are the Benefits of a Hybrid Agile Model?

What Is Different About a Hybrid Agile Model?

Choosing the Right Approach

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 13: Value-driven Delivery

Value-driven Delivery Overview

Principles of Value-driven Delivery

Customer-value Prioritization Overview

Value-driven Delivery Tools

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 14: Adaptive Planning

What is Adaptive Planning?

Rolling Wave Planning

Progressive Elaboration and Multi-level Planning

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 15: Agile Planning Practices and Tools

Product/Project Vision

Product Roadmaps

Exploratory 360 Assessment

Agile Functional Decomposition

Agile Project Charter

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 16: Agile Stakeholder Management and Agile Contracts

Why Is Stakeholder Management Important?

What Is a Stakeholder?

Stakeholder Management Process

What's Different About Agile Stakeholder Management?

Agile Contracts

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 17: Distributed Project Management  in Agile

What Is Distributed Project Management?

Distributed Project Management Roles

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

 

Part 4: Making Agile Work for a Business

Chapter 18: Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level

Enterprise-Level Agile Challenges

Enterprise-Level Obstacles to Overcome

Enterprise-Level Implementation Considerations

Enterprise-Level Management Practices

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 19: Scaling Agile for Multiple Team Projects

Scrum of Scrums Approach

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Nexus

Scrum at Scale

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 20: Adapting an Agile Approach to Fit a Business

The Impact of Different Business Environments on Agile

Typical Levels of Management

Corporate Culture and Values

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 21: Enterprise-Level Agile Transformations

Planning an Agile Transformation

Adaptive Project Governance Model

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

 

Part 5: Enterprise-Level Agile Frameworks

Chapter 22: Scaled Agile Framework

SAFe Competency Areas

SAFe Core Values

Lean Agile Mindset

SAFe Lean Agile Principles

SAFe Artifacts and Supporting Capabilities

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 23: Disciplined Agile Delivery

DA Full Delivery Lifecycles

DA Roles

DA Mindset

DA Tool Kit

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 24: Managed Agile Development Framework

Managed Agile Development Overview

Objectives of Managed Agile Development

Framework Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Points

Discussion Topics

Chapter 25: Summary of Enterprise-Level Frameworks

High-level Comparison

How These Frameworks Have Evolved

 

Part 6: Case Studies

Chapter 26: “Not-So-Successful” Case Studies

Company A

Company B

Company C

Chapter 27: Case Study—Valpak

Background

Overview

Challenges

Key Success Factors

Results and Conclusions

Lessons Learned

Chapter 28: Case Study—Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Background

Overview

Project management approach

Challenges

Key Success Factors

Conclusions

Lessons Learned

Chapter 29: Case Study—General Dynamics UK Limited.

Background

Overview

Project Management Approach

Challenges

Key Success Factors

Conclusions

Lessons Learned

Chapter 30: Agile Hardware Development

Agile Hardware Development Overview

How It’s Done at Tesla

Overall Summary

Chapter 31: Non-Software Case Studies

Agile Home Remodeling

Agile Book Publishing

Chapter 32: Overall Summary

Evolution of the Project Management Profession

What To Do Differently

General Recommendations

 

Appendices

Appendix A: Additional Reading

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms

Appendix C: Example Project/Program Charter Template

Appendix D: Suggested Course Outline

Index

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