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

By Jim Highsmith

Best practices for dealing with initiatives in agile environments—now up-to-date with new options for greater projects

Today, the speed of venture administration strikes swifter. venture administration must develop into extra versatile and much extra attentive to consumers. utilizing Agile venture administration (APM), undertaking managers can in achieving some of these targets with no compromising price, caliber, or enterprise self-discipline. In Agile venture administration, moment version, well known agile pioneer Jim Highsmith completely updates his vintage advisor to APM, extending and refining it to help even the most important initiatives and firms.


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 help unheard of pace and mobility. the various issues additional during this new version contain incorporating agile values, scaling agile initiatives, liberate making plans, portfolio governance, and embellishing organizational agility. undertaking and enterprise leaders will specially delight in Highsmith’s new assurance of selling agility via functionality measurements in response to worth, caliber, and constraints.


This edition’s insurance comprises:

  • Understanding the agile revolution’s impression on product development
  • Recognizing while agile equipment will paintings in undertaking administration, and once they won’t
  • Setting reasonable enterprise ambitions for Agile venture Management
  •  Promoting agile values and rules around the organization
  • Utilizing a confirmed Agile firm Framework that encompasses governance, venture and new release administration, and technical practices
  • Optimizing all 5 levels of the agile venture: Envision, Speculate, discover, Adapt, and Close
  • Organizational and product-related tactics for scaling agile to the biggest tasks and teams
  • Agile undertaking governance suggestions for executives and administration
  •  The “Agile Triangle”: measuring functionality in ways in which inspire agility rather than discouraging it
  • The altering position of the agile venture leader





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The four tenets of lean thinking are: 1. Specify value 2. Identify the value stream 3. Flow 4. Pull Value can only be defined by the ultimate customer, and it is expressed in product terms customer needs, price, time, and quality. The customer in this analysis is always the end consumer, one out in the marketplace. , internal management) can lead to misinterpretation of marketplace value. A value stream consists of the activities required to bring a product to customers: product development, order processing through delivery, product manufacturing.

Internal management) can lead to misinterpretation of marketplace value. A value stream consists of the activities required to bring a product to customers: product development, order processing through delivery, product manufacturing. Each of the specific activities is then analyzed to determine where it adds value and where it doesn't. Flow thinking encourages everyone managers and staff to abandon the traditional batch-and-queue mode of thinking for that of small-lot flow. In other words, whatever the step, keep activities flowing from one to the next without delays for approvals or waiting for the next department.

Agile project management is both reliable and predictable it can deliver products that meet the customer's evolving needs within the boundary constraints better than any other process for a given level of uncertainty. Why does this happen? Not because some project manager specified detailed tasks and micromanaged them, but because APM establishes an environment in which people want to excel, meet their goals, and do the best they can. " While APM is reliable, it is not infallible, and it cannot eliminate the vagaries of uncertainty or the surprises encountered while exploring.

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