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.
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
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 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.
“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.”
—Jamal El Ali, MBA, PMP, SCT, CSM, Lecturer, Engineering, Architecture, and Science, Ryerson University
“Aaron A. Blair’s Agile Project Delivery is one of the few books that provides the what, where, why, when, and how of Agile delivery. This book offers a fantastic tool kit for anyone leading a team: from trying new approaches for the first time to refining and improving an existing practice. This comprehensive guide to Agile project delivery provides the detail rarely found in a single book. Aaron’s knowledge and in-depth understanding of project delivery is evident.”
—Connie Smith, MBA, PMP, CSM, SAFe SA, Senior Director, National Operations Shoppers Drug Mart
The Instructor supplementary materials for Agile Project Delivery include a Test Bank containing multiple choice, true or false, and short-answer questions, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter.
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