Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

By Mark C. Layton

Be versatile and quicker with Agile undertaking management

As cellular and internet applied sciences proceed to conform speedily, there's additional strain to advance and enforce software program tasks in weeks rather than months. Agile venture administration For Dummies could make that occur. this is often the 1st ebook to supply an easy, step by step advisor to Agile undertaking administration ways, instruments, and strategies. With the short velocity of cellular and internet expertise improvement, software program venture improvement needs to preserve velocity; Agile undertaking administration permits builders to accomplish and enforce initiatives extra quick and this ebook indicates you how.

• bargains a pragmatic context for knowing and using Agile options, relocating from thought into real practice
• Explains whilst to take advantage of Agile and the way to prevent universal pitfalls
• Written by means of specialists who understand how to use the rules in real-world situations

Agile venture administration For Dummies allows you to comprehend and follow Agile ideas for quicker, extra exact improvement.

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It cost Turner two precious weeks. ‘‘Why did we do it? It was good PR,’’ explains Emil. ‘‘We made friends with an agency that could have held us up for a lot longer than two weeks, believe me. We don’t get our certificate of occupancy until the Fire Department is happy. ’’ Accordingly, Project Manager Charlie Thornton set aside one day a week to deal proactively with any agency that could possibly have an influence on the schedule—and there were scores of them. ‘‘I made myself available to every city, state, or county agency that expressed an interest in the project, and I did it with a smile,’’ he grins.

While Turner and HNTB knew that, somewhere along the line, they would have to go through the ‘‘formality’’ of a design review, no one could have guessed the degree to which it would become involved in the design of the new stadium. HNTB, the premier sports architecture firm in the nation, was suddenly being told that some significant changes had to be made. The problem was, the design was 60 percent complete, creating perhaps the most distinctive NFL stadium to date. At the owner’s insistence, the famous horseshoe shape of old Mile High Stadium had been incorporated into the new one, with the upper seating bowl simultaneously forming the shape of a giant saddle, appropriate for a team called the Broncos.

It’s a time of joy. Once you realize that, you also realize that the deadline is your friend, ‘‘I F YOU LIV E I N FE AR because it takes you as quickly as possible to that moment of joy. That’s why I embrace the deadO F T HE DEADL I NE , line. ’’ G O S EL L INSU R AN CE . ’’ With apologies to insurance salespeople (it was an insurance policy, after all, that made the prereferendum design work possible), Romani’s advice is eloquent. Deadlines, indeed, lead us toward a time of celebration and of triumph; they constitute the highlights of our careers.

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