By Jim Highsmith
Top practices for handling initiatives in agile environments—now up to date with new innovations for better projectsToday, the speed of undertaking administration strikes quicker. venture administration must develop into extra versatile and much extra aware of consumers. utilizing Agile venture administration (APM), venture managers can in attaining a majority of these pursuits with out compromising price, caliber, or company self-discipline. In Agile undertaking administration, moment variation, well known agile pioneer Jim Highsmith completely updates his vintage advisor to APM, extending and refining it to help even the most important tasks and businesses. Writing for undertaking leaders, managers, and managers in any respect degrees, Highsmith integrates the simplest venture administration, product administration, and software program improvement practices into an total framework designed to help extraordinary pace and mobility. the numerous themes additional during this re-creation comprise incorporating agile values, scaling agile tasks, liberate making plans, portfolio governance, and embellishing organizational agility. undertaking and company leaders will in particular delight in Highsmith’s new assurance of marketing agility via functionality measurements in keeping with price, caliber, and constraints. This edition’s assurance comprises: realizing the agile revolution’s impression on product improvement spotting while agile tools will paintings in venture administration, and once they won’t atmosphere life like enterprise ambitions 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 phases of the agile undertaking: Envision, Speculate, discover, Adapt, and shut Organizational and product-related methods for scaling agile to the most important initiatives and groups Agile venture governance recommendations 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 venture chief
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APM draws on a rich project management legacy, but it is very selective about which parts of that legacy it incorporates. APM also draws on a rich legacy of management, manufacturing, and software development literature and practice that incorporates a worldview and ideological foundation better suited to mobility and speed. APM isn't for everyone or every project; it is not a universal best practice. APM works well for certain problem types, in certain types of organizations, with people who have a particular cultural perspective, and for leaders who have a certain worldview.
A production mindset can restrict our vision to what appears doable. An exploration mindset helps us explore what seems impossible. Optimization implies that we already know how to do something but that we now need to improve it. Innovation implies that we don't know how to do something, and searching for that knowledge is paramount. No project, no product development effort is all one way or all the other, but project leaders (team members, customers, and executives) should understand this fundamental difference when deciding how to plan and manage projects.
Unfortunately, this second triangle still conforms to the existing iron triangle measures. Success, in 34 35 many organizations and perpetuated by research organizations like the Standish Group, is still viewed as conformance to cost, schedule, and scope. If conformance to plan defines success, then how will agile projects that adapt continuously ever be deemed successful? This brings up the third triangle in Figure 1-3, the Agile Triangle. The measures here are value (to the customer), quality (required to deliver continuous value to the customer), and constraints (scope, schedule, and cost).
Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2nd Edition) by Jim Highsmith