Pages: Published: July 2019 ISBN: Edition: 1
Create Your Successful Agile Project (audio book)
by Johanna Rothman
You think agile techniques might be for you, but your projects and
organization are unique. An “out-of-the-box” agile approach won’t work.
Instead, unite agile and lean principles for your project. See how to
design a custom approach, reap the benefits of collaboration, and
deliver value. For project managers who want to use agile techniques,
managers who want to start, and technical leaders who want to know more
and succeed, this book is your first step toward agile project success.
You’ve tried to use an off-the-shelf approach to agile techniques, and
it’s not working. Instead of a standard method or framework, work from
agile and lean principles to design your own agile approach in a way
that works for you. Build collaborative, cross-functional teams. See how
small batch sizes and frequent delivery create an environment of trust
and transparency between the team, management, and customers. Learn
about the interpersonal skills that help agile teams work together so
In addition to seeing work and knowing what “done” means, you’ll see
examples of many possible team-based measurements. Look at tools you can
use for status reporting, and how to use those measurements to help your
managers understand what agile techniques buy them. Recognize the traps
that prevent agile principles from working in too many organizations,
and what to do about those traps. Use agile techniques for workgroups,
and see what managers can do to create and nurture an agile culture. You
might be surprised at how few meetings and rituals you need to still
work in an agile way.
Johanna’s signature frankness and humor will get you on the right track
to design your agile project to succeed.
Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank
advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems
and resolve risks and manage their product development. Johanna is the
author of more than ten books and hundreds of articles. Find her two
blogs at jrothman.com and createadaptablelife.com.
Buy the audiobook here for $19.99
Available in mp3, m4b, and ogg formats except as noted.