An Introduction to Agile
A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
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Introduction to Agile: Challenges in Project Management?
A 59 Seconds Agile Article
This article provides an ‘Introduction to Agile’ and looks to discuss the challenges in traditional project management. It provides a brief introduction into traditional projects and the challenges encountered.
Challenges in Project Management
Being a project manager, have you ever wondered why only a handful of companies manage to deliver projects successfully whereas some struggle to even meet the deadlines?
Besides having the ability to plan, manage resources, and meet deadlines, one must possess the ability to foresee the challenges that may hamper the progress of the overall project. One survey says, only 2.5% percent of companies successfully complete their projects. Aren’t the numbers staggeringly disappointing? They are, for sure.
Managing projects is no less than running a small city.
You have to take care of the projects, resources, deadlines, manage the budget, ensure proper communication, foresee potential risks and much more. Taking care of so many things can be difficult and it’s not surprising if something is not correctly planned.
The Benefits of Agile
A 59 Seconds Agile Video Animation
User Stories Applied
A 59 Seconds Agile Book Review
User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.
What is Agile?
A 59 Seconds Agile Infographic
Our Favourite Agile Books
We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: