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Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Introduction

Welcome to Agile Project Management For Dummies. Agile project management is one of the fastest-growing management techniques in business today. Over the past decade, I have trained and coached companies big and small, all over the world, about how to successfully run agile projects. Through this work, I found that there was a need to write a digestible guide that the average person could understand and use.

In this book, I will clear up some of the myths about what agile project management is and what it is not. The information in this book will give you the confidence to know you can be successful using agile techniques.

About This Book

Agile Project Management For Dummies is meant to be more than just an introduction to agile practices and methodologies. This book defines agile project management approaches and teaches you the steps to execute agile techniques on a project. The material here goes beyond theory and is meant to be a field manual, accessible to the everyday person, giving you the tools and information you need to be successful with agile processes in the trenches of project management.

Foolish Assumptions

If you are reading this book, you might have a passing familiarity with project management. Perhaps you are a project manager, or a member of a project team, or a stakeholder on a project. Here are a few terms related to project management that you will see throughout this book:

Project: Planned program of work that requires a definitive amount ...

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