Project Management the Agile Way: Making It Work in the Enterprise, 2nd Edition

Project Management the Agile Way: Making It Work in the Enterprise, 2nd Edition
By John C. Goodpasture

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Widely acclaimed as one of the top agile books and a recommended resource for the PMI-ACP Exam in its first edition, Project Management the Agile Way by popular demand has been updated and redesigned. This second edition is in 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.

KEY FEATURES:

--Provides a modular sprint-like format, with module themes, learning objectives, project tips, and discussion questions to facilitate training and course instruction
--Presents a review of popular agile and iterative methodologies for project and program management
--Explains how to transition to agile and how to scale agile methods for enterprise projects
--Discusses agile as a hybrid with traditional waterfall methods and supplies practical tips and application advice for how to harmonize agile with mainstream project processes
--WAV offers a new discussion and instruction guide that can be customized to meet the needs of the individual trainers or instructors, essay type answers to critical thinking questions raised in the book, and new white papers available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at jrosspub.com


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #775684 in Books
  • Published on: 2015-10-29
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.28" h x .97" w x 4.82" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 392 pages

Editorial Reviews

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... a readable treat. It clarifies and presents a common-sense approach to agile for those who are interested in understanding how agile and traditional project management stack up. --Paul Shaltry, PMP, Principal, Catalyst Management Consulting

… 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

From the Inside Flap
Key Features [[Provides a modular sprint-like format, with module themes, learning objectives, project tips, and discussion questions to facilitate training and course instruction [[Presents a review of popular agile and iterative methodologies for project and program management [[Explains how to transition to agile, and how to scale agile methods for enterprise projects [[Discusses agile as a hybrid with traditional waterfall methods, and supplies practical tips and application advice for how to harmonize agile with mainstream project processes [[Offers a new discussion and instruction guide that can be customized to meet the needs of the individual trainers or instructors, essay type answers to critical thinking questions raised in the book, and new white papers

About the Author
John C. Goodpasture, PMP, is a leading expert and program management practitioner, coach, author, and consulting manager for technology projects. Mr. Goodpasture is an accomplished quantitative risk manager, expert in cost/schedule estimating, and contract and sub-contract management. He is an experienced instructor of agile methods, risk management, PMP prep, and quantitative methods. John is a skilled speaker and published author of several books, and numerous magazine and journal articles and papers. He has engineering degrees from both Georgia Tech University and the University of Maryland. He is currently the Managing Principal at Square Peg Project Management Consulting and he gained his previous practitioner experience as a strategic project office director and systems engineering program director for Harris Corporation, as a program manager for the U.S. Department of Defense, and as vice president of a large document imaging company.


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5Five Stars
By Mikhail Shakarov
This book helps to really understand agile methodology

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4Great reading about Agile, very clear and with clear examples.
By Jose Antonio Luna Espinal
Great reading about Agile, very clear and with clear and usefil examples for Project Managers who wants to "jump" from traditional SDLC to Agile approach.

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5Five Stars
By Nerissa Wagner
Great book for college project management course.

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