Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2nd by Jim Highsmith

By Jim Highsmith

Top practices for coping with tasks in agile environments—now up to date with new concepts for higher projectsToday, the speed of undertaking administration strikes swifter. undertaking administration must develop into extra versatile and much extra aware of clients. utilizing Agile venture administration (APM), undertaking managers can in attaining these kinds of ambitions with no compromising worth, caliber, or company self-discipline. In Agile undertaking administration, moment variation, well known agile pioneer Jim Highsmith completely updates his vintage consultant to APM, extending and refining it to help even the most important initiatives and organisations.   Writing for undertaking leaders, managers, and bosses in any respect degrees, Highsmith integrates the easiest venture administration, product administration, and software program improvement practices into an total framework designed to aid exceptional pace and mobility. the various themes further during this re-creation contain incorporating agile values, scaling agile tasks, liberate making plans, portfolio governance, and adorning organizational agility. venture and enterprise leaders will specifically get pleasure from Highsmith’s new assurance of selling agility via functionality measurements in keeping with price, caliber, and constraints.   This edition’s assurance comprises: realizing the agile revolution’s influence on product improvement spotting while agile equipment will paintings in venture administration, and after they won’t environment real looking enterprise goals for Agile undertaking administration  Promoting agile values and rules around the association using a confirmed Agile company Framework that encompasses governance, venture and new release administration, and technical practices Optimizing all 5 levels of the agile undertaking: Envision, Speculate, discover, Adapt, and shut Organizational and product-related tactics for scaling agile to the biggest initiatives and groups Agile venture governance options for executives and administration  The “Agile Triangle”: measuring functionality in ways in which inspire agility rather than discouraging it The altering function of the agile undertaking chief        

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Delivering version 1 of the software in a timely manner is important, but even more important may be delivering a high-quality product that is easily adaptable to future needs. A benefit of continuous feature delivery is that for some products, software being a good example, incremental releases can provide early benefits. Rather than wait 12 or 18 months for new software features, incremental delivery can deliver features to customers quarterly or even more frequently. 43 44 Incremental releases can favorably alter ROI calculations because they allow product managers to address opportunities that would be lost by waiting 18 months.

Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential. (The Agile Manifesto) When you simplify processes by taking out the detail task-based structures and compliance activities, you force people to think and to interact. Neither they nor their managers can use structure as a crutch. Although some structure aids agility, the overabundance of structure in many organizations gives people an excuse not to think, or bludgeons them into not thinking. Either way, people feel their contributions are devalued, and they lose any sense of personal responsibility or accountability for 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 or, in the case of retail products, the person who uses the product. Customers define value and are the judges of user experience. This definition separates customers from other stakeholders, so in this book the word "stakeholders" represents these other individuals associated with the project who may assist in defining business objectives or constraints.

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