The hands-on guide to effective collaboration in Agile Projects.
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Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance co-founder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done, with real-world examples and case studies.
How to manage dynamic projects.
The PMBOK® Guide is the definitive text on project management. Published by the Project Managment Institute, this has become perhaps the single most important book in a project managers library.
eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles, and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility
This book provides a practical guide for project leaders working under high pressure and high risk to produce bottom-line results.
Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects. Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations.
The best way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with "user stories": simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. In User Stories Applied, Mike Cohn provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, Cohn shows how to organize them, prioritize them and use them for planning, management and testing.
Apply the principles of Scrum, one of the most popular agile programming methods, to software project management. (The author is one of the co-creators of Scrum.)
Despite being written over a decade ago, this major work remains the leading resource for people wanting to capture upside risk. It makes the case for inclusion of opportunity management within the traditional risk process, and provides detailed descriptions of simple proven tools and techniques to make it work in practice. Adopted widely as a university textbook, it also offers clear guidance for practitioners on how to exploit positive risk.
This book details how traditional cost accounting based methods lead to suboptimal business results and tells how to correct that situation by applying principles of Lean Production and the Theory of Constraints.