Engaging ideas, transforming minds
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Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 240 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2020
Print ISBN: 9781773382142


Forthcoming | Winter 2020

Overview

Agile Project Delivery: A Practical Approach for Corporate Environments Beyond Software Development reviews how various Agile methods can be applied to project management in complex corporate environments beyond the software development sphere. Readers will learn various techniques across the many methodologies that are part of the Agile family, including Scrum, XP, and Crystal, as well as some of Agile’s influences, such as Lean and Kanban.

Written to bridge the gap between Agile methodology and application, this concise text features practical delivery approaches, specific case studies, unique templates to assist in Agile application, and chapter discussion questions to reinforce understanding on how to harness Agile techniques. With a wide focus on a variety of settings outside of software development, this pedagogically rich text is an invaluable resource for students in any project management course at the college and university levels as well as for both aspiring and experienced project practitioners.

FEATURES

  • offers advanced instructions on how to use Atlassian’s industry-leading Agile software, Jira
  • discusses the application of Agile methods in non–software development industries, featuring case studies that follow a project manager working through a large health care–related project
  • features lists of key terms, case studies, templates, informative figures, discussion questions, and a concluding glossary
  • includes lecture slides and an exam test bank for instructors


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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
About This Book

Part I: What Is Agile?

Chapter 1: Agile’s Lean Foundations
Chapter 2: Agile Overview

Part II: Agile Project Initiation

Chapter 3: Understanding Corporate Environments
Chapter 4: Capturing and Prioritizing User Stories through the Value Stream

Part III: Agile Project Planning

Chapter 5: Building the Agile Team
Chapter 6: User Story Estimation
Chapter 7: Sprint Planning

Part IV: Executing Agile Projects

Chapter 8: Scrum
Chapter 9: Information Radiators

Part V: Closing the Sprint and Preparing for Release

Chapter 10: Reviewing Work
Chapter 11: Closing the Sprint
Chapter 12: Preparing for Release

Appendix: A Summary of Tools and Techniques
Glossary of Terms

Aaron A. Blair

Aaron A. Blair is a Professor of Project Management at Conestoga College and an accomplished executive and team builder with over 20 years of experience. Aaron is a strategic leader with a proven track record of building organizational capability, successfully delivering projects, and creating and managing high-performance teams across many major functions. He is a PMI Project Management Professional, a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems, and a Certified Scrum Master.


Reviews

“The author provides great insights and ideas for Agile project team members to clearly understand the practical approach of implementing Agile in large and complex organizations. He provides helpful illustrations, case studies, and tools to demonstrate the concepts and an example of their implementation. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in learning about Agile.”

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