Description : This book is designed to help project managers with a traditional, plan-driven project management background understand the challenges of implementing agile and to develop a more adaptive project management approach. Content is organized into 5 sections: fundamental of agile, agile processes and tools, making agile work for business, implementing agile at the enterprise level, and case studies. It can be used to study for PMI's newly founded ACP exam.
Description : Discover Agile Project Management DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE THE BEST AT EVERY STAGE OF A PROJECT ? DO YOU WANT FLEXIBILITY WITHIN THE TEAM AND GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR EMPLOYEES? Agile Project Management is a well-rounded introduction to the principles of managing a project with diligence and efficiency.The book describes the basics including the composition of the project team; and shows you the role of each participant. When you read through the book, you will see that every person involved in the project is important and that each one of them feels specially valued and appreciated. You will also love the flexibility with which the team works, making work feel more like a hobby than a stressful undertaking that has to be done at specified times, for defined lengths of time and at designated locations. In this book, you will learn: What agile project management is How agile project management came to be How to go about implement agile project management How to get the best out of your employees In-depth comparison between agile and the traditional methods of project management How to circumvent the shortcomings of traditional management methods Why you need to introduce agile project management in your business How to incorporate scrum into agile project management The problems that often arise when introducing agile for the first time in an organization and what causes them The need for all team members to receive training in agile project management The PMI-ACP course, who offers it, and the individual topics offered Why leaders are better off taking the PMI-ACP course Why it is important that leaders, including executives, should take a course on management of project portfolio What agile project management is, in a nutshell And much, much more.. So if you want to know more about Agile Project Management, then read further! SCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button
Description : Understanding Scrum at a Deeper Level and Mastering Agile Project Management Things You Will Learn Learn what scrum is and why it is so powerful for delivering even the most complex project on time Feel confident in sitting the Scrum Open Assessment prior to sitting Scrum Certification Understand techniques to deliver your project on time Explain the difference between Agile and Scrum Explain what the Agile Scrum practices are Learn how to use the scrum of scrums method for delivering multiple related projects This book explores the Scrum framework in details. As the world of business grew more competitive, project managers were looking for a way to hasten the delivery of projects so they could get a competitive edge through faster time-to market. Project Management specialists came up with the Agile framework to support that goal. Scrum is one such Agile methodology that differs from traditional approaches, in that it delivers product in incremental cycles called Sprints. This guide will serve as a starting point for you and is intended NOT to be an inclusive body of knowledge, but will contain steps that will help create a very strong foundation to build your skills upon. The steps outlined in this guide are intended for someone who is about to become a Scrum master or already is in that role. Of course, there is valuable information for anyone who is interested in Scrum. Always keep in mind that transition to Scrum require a huge cultural change and takes time and lots of patience. Why take this book? You will be prepared to apply Scrum to your projects You will be able to speak about Agile/Scrum with confidence. You will understand the difference between Agile and other methodologies You will learn why Agile isn't only for IT or Tech projects but it's actually applied across many industries worldwide You will get tools and tips You ill learn how to apply Scrum project management practices in an Agile environment! Agile project management has at its heart an aim to bring improvements in the project continuously as it proceeds, while being flexible, having complete team input and delivering high quality products or results. It has a scrum framework approach which is to build quality first and eliminate maximum wastage. Organisations can utilise the different tools and techniques available to the team to build agile management as this proves to be more effective. This Book covers What is Scrum? Elements of Scrum Agile Estimation Techniques Scrum in action Sprinting in Stages Why Use Scrum Scrum and Extreme Programming Scrum in Project Management Scaling Scrum How to Put a Scrum Team in Place Successful Scrum Tips This book is for People who want to learn about Agile/Scrum Beginners, people without any Agile/Scrum experience or knowledge Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, Data Base Administrators and basically anyone interested in learning Agile People who want to learn about an exciting methodology People who want to get an Scrum Certification
Description : Your answer to the software project management gap The Complete Software Project Manager: From Planning to Launch and Beyond addresses an interesting problem experienced by today's project managers: they are often leading software projects, but have no background in technology. To close this gap in experience and help you improve your software project management skills, this essential text covers key topics, including: how to understand software development and why it is so difficult, how to plan a project, choose technology platforms, and develop project specifications, how to staff a project, how to develop a budget, test software development progress, and troubleshoot problems, and what to do when it all goes wrong. Real-life examples, hints, and management tools help you apply these new ideas, and lists of red flags, danger signals, and things to avoid at all costs assist in keeping your project on track. Companies have, due to the nature of the competitive environment, been somewhat forced to adopt new technologies. Oftentimes, the professionals leading the development of these technologies do not have any experience in the tech field—and this can cause problems. To improve efficiency and effectiveness, this groundbreaking book offers guidance to professionals who need a crash course in software project management. Review the basics of software project management, and dig into the more complicated topics that guide you in developing an effective management approach Avoid common pitfalls by perusing red flags, danger signals, and things to avoid at all costs Leverage practical roadmaps, charts, and step-by-step processes Explore real-world examples to see effective software project management in action The Complete Software Project Manager: From Planning to Launch and Beyond is a fundamental resource for professionals who are leading software projects but do not have a background in technology.
Description : About This Book This book, "Managing Digital: Concepts and Practices", is intended to guide a practitioner through the journey of building a digital-first viewpoint and the skills needed to thrive in the digital-first world. As such, this book is a bit of an experiment for The Open Group; it isn’t structured as a traditional standard or guide. Instead, it is structured to show the key issues and skills needed at each stage of the digital journey, starting with the basics of a small digital project, eventually building to the concerns of a large enterprise. So, feel free to digest this book in stages — the section Introduction for the student is a good guide. The book is intended for both academic and industry training purposes. This book seeks to provide guidance for both new entrants into the digital workforce and experienced practitioners seeking to update their understanding on how all the various themes and components of IT management fit together in the new world. About The Open Group Press The Open Group Press is an imprint of The Open Group for advancing knowledge of information technology by publishing works from individual authors within The Open Group membership that are relevant to advancing The Open Group mission of Boundaryless Information Flow™. The key focus of The Open Group Press is to publish high-quality monographs, as well as introductory technology books intended for the general public, and act as a complement to The Open Group Standards, Guides, and White Papers. The views and opinions expressed in this book are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the consensus position of The Open Group members or staff.
Description : THE #1 GUIDE FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS, NOW UPDATED FOR THE LATEST TRENDS AND EMERGING ISSUES Project Management, or the "Project Management bible" as it's widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management. It features a streamlined approach to PM functions without stinting on detailed coverage of the tools and methods used at all stages of a project. This 12th Edition has been updated to reflect industry changes and features in-depth coverage of emerging topics, including global stakeholder management, causes of failure, agile project management, project governance failure, customer approval milestones, classifying project metrics, and more. Also, supplementary materials are available for students, professionals, and instructors. Understand organizational structures and project management functions Learn how to control costs, manage risk, and analyze trade-offs Examine different methods used for planning, scheduling, QA, and more Work effectively with customers and stakeholders from around the globe As projects increase in scope and complexity, managing them across time zones, language barriers, and technology platforms requires a systematic approach that accounts for every detail. All the more reason to keep Project Management, 12th Edition within arm's reach throughout all stages of the projects you manage.
Description : The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence. More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills—as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from “command and control” to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set. In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. You’ll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring. Coverage includes Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach Mastering all of the agile coach’s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge Coaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth Recognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey Whether you’re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?
Description : PMBOK®, PRINCE2®, and Scrum are today's three most widely recognized project management standards. The most successful project managers know how to draw on all three, and often combine them to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently. In Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince2, and Scrum, Jihane Roudias shows project managers how these methods complement each other, how to integrate them, and how to troubleshoot projects involving any or all of them. Roudias illuminates core project concepts, processes, and areas of knowledge in each methodology, guides you in synthesizing them, and reviews the types of difficulties you may encounter in each project process. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Roudias also emphasizes the importance of project risk management, monitoring, and evaluation systems – and demonstrates how to use them to make timely and informed decisions at every stage of your project. For every project management practitioner and student pursuing PMBOK/PMI, PRINCE2, and/or Scrum certification, or seeking to use these methodologies together to achieve better project performance.
Description : This book is a concise step-by-step guide to building and establishing the frameworks and models for the effective management and development of software requirements. It describes what great requirements must look like and who the real audience is for documentation. It then explains how to generate consistent, complete, and accurate requirements in exacting detail following a simple formula across the full life cycle from vague concept to detailed design-ready specifications. Mastering Software Project Requirements will enable business analysts and project managers to decompose high-level solutions into granular requirements and to elevate their performance through due diligence and the use of better techniques to meet the particular needs of a given project without sacrificing quality, scope, or project schedules. J. Ross Publishing offers an add-on at a nominal cost — Downloadable, customizable tools and templates ready for immediate implementation.