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Agile Management

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There are four broad topics covered in Agile Project Management: opportunity, principles, framework and practices. The opportunity lies in creating innovative products and services-things that are new, different, and creative.These are products that can't be defined completely in the beginning but evolve over time through experimentation, exploration, and adaptation.The book discusses the Agile Revolution; describe the value and principles that actuate APM; cover the APM process framework and individual practices; examine how agile principles are used and underscores; and how APM helps address the changing nature of new product development.

Agile Management

Author : Ángel Medinilla
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If you have tried to implement Agile in your organization, you have probably learned a lot about development practices, teamwork, processes and tools, but too little about how to manage such an organization. Yet managerial support is often the biggest impediment to successfully adopting Agile, and limiting your Agile efforts to those of the development teams while doing the same old-style management will dramatically limit the ability of your organization to reach the next Agile level. Ángel Medinilla will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what Agile means to an organization and the manager’s role in such an environment, i.e., how to manage, lead and motivate self-organizing teams and how to create an Agile corporate culture. Based on his background as a “veteran” Agile consultant for companies of all sizes, he delivers insights and experiences, points out possible pitfalls, presents practical approaches and possible scenarios, also including detailed suggestions for further reading. If you are a manager, team leader, evangelist, change agent (or whatever nice title) and if you want to push Agile further in your organization, then this is your book. You will read how to change the paradigm of what management is about: it is not about arbitrary decisions, constant supervision and progress control, and the negotiation of changing requirements. It is about motivation, self-organization, responsibility, and the exploitation of all project stakeholders’ knowledge. We live in a different world than the one that most management experts of the 20th century describe, and companies that strive for success and excellence will need a new kind of manager – Agile managers.

Management 3 0

Author : Jurgen Appelo
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Introduces a realistic approach to leading, managing, and growing your Agile team or organization. Written for current managers and developers moving into management, Appelo shares insights that are grounded in modern complex systems theory, reflecting the intense complexity of modern software development. Recognizes that today's organizations are living, networked systems; that you can't simply let them run themselves; and that management is primarily about people and relationships. Deepens your understanding of how organizations and Agile teams work, and gives you tools to solve your own problems. Identifies the most valuable elements of Agile management, and helps you improve each of them.

Agile Management

Author : Ángel Medinilla
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If you have tried to implement Agile in your organization, you have probably learned a lot about development practices, teamwork, processes and tools, but too little about how to manage such an organization. Yet managerial support is often the biggest impediment to successfully adopting Agile, and limiting your Agile efforts to those of the development teams while doing the same old-style management will dramatically limit the ability of your organization to reach the next Agile level. Ángel Medinilla will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what Agile means to an organization and the manager’s role in such an environment, i.e., how to manage, lead and motivate self-organizing teams and how to create an Agile corporate culture. Based on his background as a “veteran” Agile consultant for companies of all sizes, he delivers insights and experiences, points out possible pitfalls, presents practical approaches and possible scenarios, also including detailed suggestions for further reading. If you are a manager, team leader, evangelist, change agent (or whatever nice title) and if you want to push Agile further in your organization, then this is your book. You will read how to change the paradigm of what management is about: it is not about arbitrary decisions, constant supervision and progress control, and the negotiation of changing requirements. It is about motivation, self-organization, responsibility, and the exploitation of all project stakeholders’ knowledge. We live in a different world than the one that most management experts of the 20th century describe, and companies that strive for success and excellence will need a new kind of manager – Agile managers.

Operational agile management concepts in non IT technical business areas

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Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, Reutlingen University, course: Advanced Management Concepts, language: English, abstract: Agile concepts originate from project management in software development and today stand for a modern way of work management within an organization. Especially the most famous concept of Scrum has made its way out of technical departments to other dynamic business areas such as human resources or marketing. The implementation of agile in new business areas can be illustrated with the cases of ING bank and a fortune 500 company. This paper leads to the conclusion that agile practices are necessary in order to compete within the speed of tomorrow’s business world.

Agile Project Management For Dummies

Author : Mark C. Layton
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Flex your project management muscle Agile project management is a fast and flexible approach to managing all projects, not just software development. By learning the principles and techniques in this book, you'll be able to create a product roadmap, schedule projects, and prepare for product launches with the ease of Agile software developers. You'll discover how to manage scope, time, and cost, as well as team dynamics, quality, and risk of every project. As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months—and Agile Project Management For Dummies can help you do just that. Providing a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile project management approaches, tools, and techniques, it shows product and project managers how to complete and implement projects more quickly than ever. Complete projects in weeks instead of months Reduce risk and leverage core benefits for projects Turn Agile theory into practice for all industries Effectively create an Agile environment Get ready to grasp and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.

Managing Agile Projects

Author : Sanjiv Augustine
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Your Hands-On, "In-the-Trenches" Guide to Successfully Leading AgileProjectsAgile methods promise to infuse development with unprecedented flexibility, speed, and valueand these promises are attracting IT organizations worldwide. However, agile methods often fail to clearly define the manager s role, and many managers have been reluctant to buy in. Now, expert project manager Sanjiv Augustine introduces agility "from the manager s point of view, offering a proven management framework that addresses everything from team building to project control. Augustine bridges the disconnect between the assumptions and techniques of traditional and agile management, demonstrating why agility is better aligned with today s project realities, and how to simplify your transition. Using a detailed case study, he shows how agile methods can scale to succeed in even the largest projects: Defining a high-value role for the manager in agile project environmentsRefocusing on "outcomes--not rigid plans, processes, or controlsStructuring and building adaptive, self-organizing "organic teams"Forming a guiding vision that aligns your team behind a common purposeEmpowering your team with the information it needs to succeedManaging the flow of customer value from one creative stage to the nextLeveraging your team members strengths as "whole persons"Implementing full-life-cycle agility: from planning and coding to maintenance and knowledge transfer Customizing agile methods to your unique environmentBecoming an "adaptive leader" who can inspire and energize agile teams Whether you re a technical or business manager, "Managing Agile Projectsgives you all the tools you need to implement agility in "your environmentand reap its full benefits. "Managing Agile Projects is part of the Robert C. Martin series.(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Human Resource Management HRM and its new agile role

Author : Paul Heck
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Essay from the year 2019 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,2, Cologne Business School Köln, language: English, abstract: This article answers the question of how the role of Human Resource Management (HRM) is changing and how it must adapt to effectively support agile working and organizational forms. The surroundings in which businesses are operating has changed dramatically over the past 30 years into a VUCA system environment. Many companies are therefore introducing agile working and organizational forms in order to achieve a better reaction speed. However, these innovations cannot be considered detached from the existing structures and processes in the company, since there are many and varied correlations.

The Agile Manager s Guide to Managing Change

Author : Robert J. Ristino
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No matter how big or bad a change is, this text will help you manage it. You will learn to manage routine and non-routine change, understand and manage the sense of loss in the workplace, and understand and overcome resistance to change.

Agile Project Management For Dummies

Author : Mark C. Layton
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This updated edition shows you how to use the agile project management framework for success! Learn how to apply agile concepts to your projects. This fully updated book covers changes to agile approaches and new information related to the methods of managing an agile project. Agile Project Management For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives product developers and other project leaders the tools they need for a successful project. This book’s principles and techniques will guide you in creating a product roadmap, self-correcting iterations of deployable products, and preparing for a product launch. Agile approaches are critical for achieving fast and flexible product development. It’s also a useful tool for managing a range of business projects. Written by one of the original agile technique thought-leaders, this book guides you and your teams in discovering why agile techniques work and how to create an effective agile environment. Users will gain the knowledge to improve various areas of project management. Define your product’s vision and features Learn the steps for putting agile techniques into action Manage the project’s scope and procurement Plan your team’s sprints and releases Simplify reporting related to the project Agile Project Management For Dummies can help you to better manage the scope of your project as well as its time demands and costs. You’ll also be prepared to skillfully handle team dynamics, quality challenges, and risks.

Agile Management for Software Engineering

Author : David J. Anderson
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A breakthrough approach to managing agile software development, Agile methods might just be the alternative to outsourcing. However, agile development must scale in scope and discipline to be acceptable in the boardrooms of the Fortune 1000. In Agile Management for Software Engineering, David J. Anderson shows managers how to apply management science to gain the full business benefits of agility through application of the focused approach taught by Eli Goldratt in his Theory of Constraints. Whether you're using XP, Scrum, FDD, or another agile approach, you'll learn how to develop management discipline for all phases of the engineering process, implement realistic financial and production metrics, and focus on building software that delivers maximum customer value and outstanding business results.Coverage includes: Making the business case for agile methods: practical tools and disciplines How to choose an agile method for your next project Breakthrough application of Critical Chain Project Management and constraint-driven control of the flow of value Defines the four new roles for the agile manager in software projects—and competitive IT organizations Whether you're a development manager, project manager, team leader, or senior IT executive, this book will help you achieve all four of your most urgent challenges: lower cost, faster delivery, improved quality, and focused alignment with the business.

Managing Agile

Author : Alan Moran
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This book examines agile approaches from a management perspective by focusing on matters of strategy, implementation, organization and people. It examines the turbulence of the marketplace and business environment in order to identify what role agile management has to play in coping with such change and uncertainty. Based on observations, personal experience and extensive research, it clearly identifies the fabric of the agile organization, helping managers to become agile leaders in an uncertain world. The book opens with a broad survey of agile strategies, comparing and contrasting some of the major methodologies selected on the basis of where they lie on a continuum of ceremony and formality, ranging from the minimalist technique-driven and software engineering focused XP, to the pragmatic product-project paradigm that is Scrum and its scaled counterpart SAFe®, to the comparatively project-centric DSDM. Subsequently, the core of the book focuses on DSDM, owing to the method’s comprehensive elaboration of program and project management practices. This work will chiefly be of interest to all those with decision-making authority within their organizations (e.g., senior managers, line managers, program, project and risk managers) and for whom topics such as strategy, finance, quality, governance and risk management constitute a daily aspect of their work. It will, however, also be of interest to those readers in advanced management or business administration courses (e.g., MBA, MSc), who wish to engage in the management of agile organizations and thus need to adapt their skills and knowledge accordingly.

Agile Portfolio Management

Author : Jochen Krebs
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Agile development processes foster better collaboration, innovation, and results. So why limit their use to software projects—when you can transform your entire business? Written by agile-mentoring expert Jochen Krebs, this book illuminates the opportunities—and rewards—of applying agile processes to your overall IT portfolio. Whether project manager, business analyst, or executive—you’ll understand the business drivers behind agile portfolio management. And learn best practices for optimizing results. Use agile processes to align IT and business strategy Adapt and extend core agile processes Orchestrate the collaboration between IT and business vision Eliminate wish-list driven requirements, and manage expectations instead Optimize the balance of projects, resources, and assets in your portfolio Use metrics to communicate project status, quality, even team morale Create a portfolio strategy consistent with the goals of the organization Achieve organizational and process transparency Manage your business with agility—and help maximize the returns!

Management 4 0

Author : Alfred Oswald
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Management 4.0 Handbook for Agile Practices, Release 2

Agile Data Warehousing Project Management

Author : Ralph Hughes
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What is agile data warehousing? -- Iterative development in a nutshell -- Streamlining project management -- Authoring better user stories -- Deriving initial project backlogs -- Developer stories for data integration -- Estimating and segmenting projects -- Adapting agile for data warehousing -- Starting and scaling agile data warehousing.

Agile Project Management

Author : James A. Highsmith
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Jim Highsmith addresses the leading non-published aspect of agile methods: project management. Included in the book are a handy set of agile tools and instruction on bridging the gap from traditional software project management.

Management 4 0

Author : Patrick Balve
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Who should read this Book? This book is written for anyone who is interested in agility or needs to be agile. It is for those who seek deeper knowledge about what keeps the agile world together. You can read it from the perspective of a top manager or decision maker who feels the urge to be more agile. But you can also take the book and just follow it from the perspective of a user. What do you get? - A systemic picture of agility - to enable you to analyse your system (your team, your department, your company or your business network) and identify fields of agile application and the specific need for agility. - The ingredients of an Agile Mindset - this allows you to transform your organization and develop an agile culture for your organization. - The theoretical foundation of agile principles - so that you can really understand and assess the value of all the expert ideas for you and your organization. You will get the necessary skills to tailor organization specific agile frameworks without losing essential ingredients. - Input for your own reflections - you will be capable of innovating agility and be ahead of the main stream.

Project Management the Agile Way Second Edition

Author : John C. Goodpasture
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“…a well written and content rich book. From a teacher's perspective, using this book in an advanced project management seminar challenges students to understand the application of these concepts.” —Alexander Walton, PMP, IT consultant to the University of California at Berkeley Widely acclaimed as one of the top agile books in its first edition, Project Management the Agile Way has now been updated and redesigned by popular demand. This second edition is in a modular format to facilitate training and advanced course instruction, and provides new coverage of agile, such as hybrid agile methods, the latest public sector practices, and a chapter dedicated to transitioning to agile. It discusses the “grand bargain” between project management and business; the shift in dominance from plans to product and from input to output; and introduces new concepts such as return on benefit. Experienced practitioners and students that want to learn how to make agile work effectively in the enterprise should read this book. Individuals preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®examination, and training providers developing courses, will find this second edition quite helpful.

Managing Agile Projects

Author : Kevin Aguanno
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Annotation Are you being asked to manage a project with:- unclear requirements? - high levels of change? - a team using Extreme Programming or other Agile Methods? This book is for project managers who are interested in learning the secrets of successfully controlling and delivering agile projects. From learning how agile projects are different from traditional projects, to detailed guidance on a number of agile management techniques, this book includes contributions from some of the industry experts -- the visionaries who developed the agile methodologies in the first place. Contributors include:- Scott Ambler, developer of Agile Modeling - Alistair Cockburn, the developer of Crystal Methods - Larry Constantine, the visionary behind user-centred design and use cases- Ron Jeffries, co-creator of Extreme Programming - Linda Rising, the leading expert on the use of patterns in software design- and many others.

The Project Manager s Guide to Mastering Agile

Author : Charles G. Cobb
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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.