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Agile Project Management for Dummies

Written by: Mark C. Layton
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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Be flexible and faster with Agile project management.

As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months. Agile Project Management for Dummies can make that happen. This is the first book to provide a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile project management approaches, tools, and techniques. With the fast pace of mobile and web technology development, software project development must keep pace; Agile project management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly and this book shows you how.

  • Offers a practical context for understanding and applying Agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practice
  • Explains when to use Agile and how to avoid common pitfalls
  • Written by experts who know how to apply the principles in real-world situations

Agile Project Management for Dummies enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

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  • Josh
  • 08-02-18

Too dependent on companion PDF

What disappointed you about Agile Project Management for Dummies?

There is way too much reference to figures that are in the print edition, but are only included in the companion PDF of the audiobook. I don't mind occasional references, but there are a lot of these figures that are basic lists or cards that could just be read aloud. It gets the point that you lose a lot of context.

What was most disappointing about Mark C. Layton’s story?

I think the book is fine, but the presentation is pretty useless.

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  • Jamie andreozzi
  • 05-10-17

UGHH!

This just was not for me. I thought it would help me with project management but it just seemed like white noise. It was robotic and dry.

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  • Rebecca Dilthey
  • 28-03-19

Very hard to listen to

I'm sure the physical copy is much better. This just didn't translate well to the audio book format.

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  • Geoffrey
  • 25-03-17

New to agile? This is helpful!

Easy to understand. Great coverage and history. Implementable instructions. Worth the read! Also provides helpful online references.

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  • Fred
  • 17-05-17

Informative, but incredibly dry and boring

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For more information, refer to figure 2859 C in the PDF. For more about X, refer back to chapter 13."

Don't do this to yourself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-19

Feel the beat

My first listen end to end to get the Idea. I hope to listen end to end again for better understanding of Agile Methodologies.

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  • Dimitris Tsigos
  • 28-01-19

Excellent audio book for agile

A simple yet complete introduction to agile project management. Easy to understand, top quality narration.

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  • Irina
  • 22-09-18

Excellent guide in the Agile world

Great clear ideas delivery, structured guide with lots of references. Excellent book for you if you don’t know where to start with agile, or if you’re sinking in the abundance of information you’ve digested already about it.
It’s better to use e-book/paper version, or one of those combined with audio, because the book contains lots of diagrams, tables and links to templates.

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  • Joe Haigerty
  • 27-08-18

Ok for Beginners

Basic Agile - good coverage on terms.
some outdated concept explanations but overall nice intro.

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  • joan10
  • 24-06-18

Unacceptably reperticious

Could have been one quarter of the size. Would not recommend
Very boring to listen to.

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  • Mark Flett
  • 14-09-19

Navigation Problems

Ok - This is a technical book where one is requested part way through a chapter to go back to other chapters if one requires a refresher on a particular term or concept. That's where the problems lies in the narrative.

Part 1 starts at chapter 2 ??

Part 2 starts at chapter five

Parts are not mentioned in the chapter list - only chapters which are wholly out of sync. Fine if listening from one end of the book to the other but as a dip-in book it fails tragically

This means it is almost impossible to navigate around the product when and where suggested to in the narration

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-17

comprehensive

very useful. lots of lists. Well structured. interesting history behind various practices. detailed. pushed forward my understanding of Agile significantly.

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  • James
  • 12-02-18

a very well read and written book

This book is extremely uselful in detailing the concepts behind agile project management techniques. I hifhly recommend it.

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  • Richard
  • 17-05-19

Helpful and detailed

A helpful and detailed guide to Agile which includes lots of practical tips for implementation.

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  • Lisa Gibb-Jones
  • 20-12-18

A very easy to understand review of Agile PM

A great way to understand the key concepts of Agile Project Management drawing regular comparisons with the waterfall methodology.

Important note, there are lots of references to tables that as an audio listener we don’t have access to!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-17

scrum fundamentals for agile facilitators

average narration, I've listened with greater speed. based mostly on scrum framework. worth listening if you are not familiar with scrum or if you struggle with applying it. lots of tips given in easy to follow and understand way

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  • Jason
  • 23-06-18

Logical and Well Delivered

I have been in project management for a long time and have heard a lot about Agile however needed a resource which would give me a thorough but understandable way to learn Agile. This audiobook did exactly what I was looking for and I am pretty sure that I will listen to it again. I may even end up buying the text based version as I think it would be a good reference document whilst taking on my first Agile-Run project. Recommended to others who are in my situation.

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