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Agile Project Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Steven J. Ostermiller, Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 13

Managing Time and Cost

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding what’s unique about time management on agile projects

check Finding out how to manage time on agile projects

check Recognizing how cost management is different on agile projects

check Seeing how to manage cost on agile projects

Managing project time and controlling project costs are key aspects of managing a project. In this chapter, you see agile approaches to time and cost management. You find out how to use a scrum team’s development speed to determine time and cost on a given project and how to increase development speed to lower your project’s time and cost.

What’s Different about Agile Time Management?

In project management terms, time refers to the processes that ensure timely project completion. To understand agile time management, it helps to review some of the Agile Principles we discuss in Chapter 2:

  1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive ...

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