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AGILE Project Management for Busy Managers [Kindle Edition]

Tony Riches

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Managers have become skilled at juggling changing priorities. What is different is that customer expectations have changed. People expect shops to be open earlier and later, to get answers on line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and appointments outside of normal working hours. At the same time there is huge pressure to reduce operating costs, staff numbers and to do more with less.

Many traditional project management approaches are about attempting to limit change to 'keep the project on track'. This is fundamentally the wrong approach. If something needs to change with a project it should or you risk project failure.
There is no simple solution - but the ideas set out here draw on the approach of some of the most successful companies in the private sector and can really help deliver change which is sustainable, affordable and valued by customers and stakeholders.

Dr Penny Pullan, Director of Making Projects Work Ltd, said "Most of us who manage projects nowadays find ourselves operating in an environment of continual change. Our projects are full of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. So what can we do? What is the answer? How can we make things work? I think that this short book gives a big part of the answer. Tony draws on Lean and Agile to bring together the most useful ideas into a practical guide for project managers, whatever their field. Tony taps into his deep experience of running projects and programmes from both private and public sectors to come up with a very readable book, free from the jargon and buzzwords often found elsewhere."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 254 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Publisher: WWD (Jan. 11 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WN2Z8Y
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4.0 out of 5 stars A useful primer on Agile methodology Oct. 6 2012
By D. Olonovich - Published on Amazon.com
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I was looking for a quick overview of Agile from a project manager's perspective (rather than from a team member's view). This book fit the bill. If you're already managing projects and your company is moving to an Agile methodology, this book would be a useful place to start.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Okey for the price March 12 2012
By Nang - Published on Amazon.com
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Its not very detail about Agile but gives you a rough idea about it. It is definitely good for its price I must say.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Copy Cat April 2 2013
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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Nothing new in this book. It generalizes current practices of Agile that you can gather off the internet for free.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Worth A Read Nov. 14 2012
By Max Felker - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was short and a relatively easy read. The author did a good job at laying out some simple, yet effective tenets of project management. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get into the field, whether it be actual software team managing or just a general project management position.

I gave this a 4 start because most of the time, this book was great. A few times, I felt like he was going off course but it was not detrimental to the reading experience as a whole. All in all, a good one. Read it!
4.0 out of 5 stars A little dry Nov. 20 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A little dry on the reading. Have to make yourself continue. I had purchased this for work and had to keep myself on task.

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Project managers are needed and are important, but they facilitate and never decide or manage. &quote;
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Encourage people to work outside their 'comfort zones', show understanding if they find it a steep learning curve - and let them know you trust them by delegating authority as well as responsibility. &quote;
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