Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects: Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage

Author: Barbee Davis

ISBN: 978-1-60427-083-9

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Projects in the near future will be managed with a hybrid of Agile and traditional waterfall processes to better address the speed to market, product innovation, and financial challenges that organizations face. The project managers who learn how to merge Agile with Waterfall methodologies first will gain a huge career advantage over those who lag behind. This engaging and highly instructive guide covers what Agile is, and how and when it is appropriate to blend it into your projects. Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects will help new and experienced project managers, stakeholders, and students of the discipline to proactively prepare for and ensure their future success. This valuable resource also contains all the terms and concepts needed for those planning to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam.

Key Features:

  • Presents a workable way to add Agile to your projects while preserving your investment of time and development in traditional waterfall processes, without changing your whole corporate structure as a prerequisite
  • Uses interactive tools to help readers understand, experience, and find practical ways to merge Agile with waterfall in the right amounts for each project
  • Provides an Agile approach that will work for more traditional departments and shows how to scale Agile from one team up to the enterprise level
  • Describes how to work with the major Agile methodology teams, and ways to merge the teams, reports, documents, metrics, tools, and meetings between Agile and waterfall teams
  • Highlights what leading corporations are doing to add Agile to their traditional waterfall projects, what they have learned, and gives examples of future trends you will need to prepare to manage
  • WAV offers a downloadable Agile Evaluator, Agile Evaluator Checklist, Agile Evaluator Sample Results, Uganda Coffee Website Team Exercise, Planning Poker Cards, Story Card Templates, and a PMI-ACP® practice exam — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

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