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Adaptive Software Development: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Systems by James A. Highsmith

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Chapter 11. Managing Project Time Cycles

Adaptive projects don’t just happen; in order to be successful, they demand skilled project management. While the focus of project management in an adaptive environment is on leadership, collaboration, and accountability for results rather than on detailed task-level control, the key organizational and deliverable management activities that make projects successful must still be well executed. The project manager needs a framework in which to make critical decisions about both optimizing and adapting practices. The project management framework shown in Fig. 11.1—a generic framework used by a large number of organizations—provides a way of organizing and integrating many of the principles and practices ...

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