Agile for Project Managers by Denise Canty

By Denise Canty

This booklet outlines the agile undertaking administration method. It provides basic agility options and doesn't practice to anybody specific technique; but the concentration of the ebook aligns with the undertaking administration Institute’s (PMI) Agile qualified Practitioner (ACP). The e-book makes a speciality of the undertaking administration component to agility, focusing on criteria, certifications, and undeniable agile. This publication will support the qualified venture supervisor with the transition to agile undertaking administration and may not directly arrange readers with the fundamental wisdom had to cross the PMI-ACP examination.

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At face value, the principle talks about work not done. ” From the agile perspective, work not done is more reliable because there is nothing that could go wrong with it. The development team does not code work that is not done so it’s perfect because it has not been touched. * This is the reason why agile methods focus on simplicity. By focusing only on the necessary components of the product, there is less risk. Too much complexity increases project risk. The takeaway of this guiding principle is that simplicity is better than complexity.

A discussion of each role follows. Customer The customer defines the requirements for the project and establishes the project goals. In addition, the customer makes the hard business decisions for the project and works very closely with the software developers. The more involved the customer, the higher the likelihood of project success on an XP project. In actuality, the customer is the voice of the end user of the product. This role clarifies the features of the product and writes the user stories for the team.

This chapter discusses two agile methods only: Scrum and XP. There are in fact other agile methods, however, this chapter discusses the two methods that are considered to be the most popular. Additional agile methods are covered in Chapter 17. * Scrum is considered to be a lightweight agile method that uses practices, events, roles, artifacts, and rules for project execution. This method is supported by three “pillars” that guide all facets of the Scrum project: 1. Transparency: Everything on a Scrum project is visible to all who have a stake in the outcome.

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