Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

By Mark C. Layton

Be versatile and quicker with Agile undertaking management

As cellular and net applied sciences proceed to conform swiftly, there's extra strain to boost and enforce software program tasks in weeks rather than months. Agile undertaking administration For Dummies could make that ensue. this can be the 1st publication to supply an easy, step by step consultant to Agile venture administration techniques, instruments, and strategies. With the quick speed of cellular and internet expertise improvement, software program undertaking improvement needs to retain velocity; Agile venture administration allows builders to accomplish and enforce initiatives extra fast and this ebook exhibits you how.

• bargains a realistic context for knowing and making use of Agile thoughts, relocating from concept into real practice
• Explains while to take advantage of Agile and the way to prevent universal pitfalls
• Written via specialists who know the way to use the rules in real-world situations

Agile venture administration For Dummies permits you to comprehend and observe Agile rules for quicker, extra exact improvement.

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Experienced clients will have very firm views on what they wish to see and to be kept informed of in terms of progress in meeting the Brief, design, cost targets, contracts, construction and the problems encountered, not just in terms of time but also, perhaps primarily, in terms of the scope, quality and efficiency of the finished product. 2 It is absolutely essential, therefore, for the Project Manager to submit regular reports in a format and at a frequency agreed with the client at the commencement of the project.

The activities of all departments concerned with each project must be co-ordinated or chaos will prevail; hence the basic need for management guides arises. Initially such guides set out to lay down the authority of the Project Manager and the interrelated activities that the PM has with the departments concerned with the project. Inevitably the detailed rules within the guide proliferate, as succeeding problems are encountered and the consequential alterations and additions to the guide produce even more checks and burdens onto the managerial process.

These reports must detail the achievements against the original plan, over the period in question, and should progressively cover design, tender documentation, tender action, construction and hand-over. The report should contain all the headlines of all the problems encountered, special achievements and proposals for overcoming outstanding problems together with the consequential effects of the proposals. Specific matters which are of interest to a funding agency must also be included. 3 The golden rule must always be to avoid having to give the client bad news of a situation which is a (ait accompli: warnings must be given offoreseen difficulties.

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