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Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 3

Why Agile Works Better

In This Chapter

arrow Finding out about the benefits of agile project management

arrow Comparing agile approaches to historical approaches

arrow Discovering why people like agile methodologies

Agile approaches work well in the real world. Why is this? In this chapter, you examine the mechanics of how agile processes improve the way people work and how they prevent burdensome overhead. Comparisons with historical methods highlight the improvements agile techniques bring.

When talking about agile project management advantages, the bottom line is project success and stakeholder satisfaction.

Evaluating Agile Benefits

The agile concept of project management is different from previous methodologies. As mentioned in Chapter 1, the agile framework addresses key challenges of historical project management methods such as waterfall, but it also goes much deeper. Agile processes provide a framework for how we want to work, how we naturally function when we solve problems and complete tasks.

Historical methods of project management weren’t developed for contemporary development lifecycles, such as software development. Instead, they were adapted from other spheres, such as ...

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