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Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects
Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects

Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects

Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $54.95 (US $54.95) (CA $74.00)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9781604270839

Rights: US, CA & AU

J. Ross Publishing (Oct 2012)

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Overview

Projects in the near future will be managed with a hybrid of Agile and traditional waterfall processes to better address the speed to market, product innovation, and financial challenges that organizations face. The project managers who learn how to merge Agile with Waterfall methodologies first will gain a huge career advantage over those who lag behind. This engaging and highly instructive guide covers what Agile is, and how and when it is appropriate to blend it into your projects. Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects will help new and experienced project managers, stakeholders, and students of the discipline to proactively prepare for and ensure their future success. This agile project management book is a valuable resource for all the terms and concepts needed for those planning to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.

Author Biography

Barbee Davis, MA, PMP, PMI-ACP, and PHR, heads Davis Consulting, a provider of project management guidance and services. Barbee also works for the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is a R.E.P. Quality Reviewer for organizations who wish to be part of the PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) program. Ms. Davis leads special projects for PMI, such as the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) project that helps local PMI Chapters attract and educate college students about the project management field. She also created the PMI Intellectual Property Tutorial for R.E.Ps, which has been translated into eight languages. Over the past 5 years, Ms. Davis has written the semi-monthly column,Quick Quizzes, for the PMICommunity Postthat reached over 300,000 project managers worldwide. She also writes a similar feature,Topic Teasers, available through PMI Chapter newsletters.Ms. Davis has designed and implemented projects in varied industries and managed large project rollouts for many large corporations. This ex-IBMer and former Wilson Learning facilitator is also proficient in online learning instructional design, having both written for and taught on Blackboard for universities and corporate clients. She has been on staff at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Bellevue University. As co-founder of ExecuTrain of Nebraska and Vice-President of Sales and Training, she has managed and provided technical training for solution developers and systems engineers, as well as offering end-user training on all platforms. Besides holding the PMP certification, Barbee also has an Agile Practitioner Certification (PMI-ACP), a black belt in Microsoft Project, a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) accreditation, and an American Society of Training and Development Training Certificate in instruction, facilitation, and instructional design. She is a popular and sought-after speaker around the world, especially on merging Agile practices with PMBOKGuide processes to bridge the gap between the sometimes warring methodologies.