Jul 272009

Agile Project Management, 2nd Edition, July 2009. by Jim Highsmith. Listen to a podcast interview with Israel Gat and Michael Cote later this week at http://theagileexecutive.com/. The new edition:

  • Focuses on fundamentals of Agile project management, plus a new emphasis on issues impacting enterprise agility.
  • Includes a new chapter Beyond Scope, Schedule, and Cost: Measuring Agile Performance. The Agile Triangle: Value, Quality, Constraints; what quality is and why it is important; outcome performance metrics; output performance metrics; shortening-the-tail.
  • Revises agile values and concepts chapters to reflect three agile management values: Delivering Value over meeting Constraints (Value over Constraints), Leading the Team over managing Tasks (Team over Tasks), Adapting to change over Conforming to plans (Adapting over Conforming).
  • Includes a four-level agile framework: Project Governance, Project Management, Iteration Management, Technical Practices.
  • Includes a new chapter on Advanced Release Planning: Value point calculation, multi-level planning, capability cases, themes, capacity-based planning, work-in-process versus throughput.
  • Includes a new chapter on Scaling Agile Projects: A scaling model, building large self-organizing teams, scaling up–agile practices, scaling out–distributed projects.
  • Includes a new chapter on Governing Agile Projects: Key management control is investment and risk, not serial documents, separating project governance (serial) from project delivery (iterative), and an agile phase-gate model.

Jim Highsmith

Jim Highsmith was the founding director of Cutter Consortium's Agile Product & Project Management practice.


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    The Agile Executive podcast Jim refers to in his post has been published (http://tr.im/ur21).


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