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Book: AGILE Project Management for Busy Managers by Tony Riches

Book: AGILE Project Management for Busy Managers by Tony Riches

categories: Book, Agile, Managing Change, Management, Innovation, Effectiveness, Project Management


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Author Tony Richesabout this book: Organizations have to respond quickly to changing needs or they could waste scarce resources doing the wrong things. The need to develop the capability to anticipate changes is needed so managers can develop strategies to realign products and services in time. This is what is meant by "agility," which comes from the Latin root agere or "to do" and means the ability to move and change direction and position of the body (organization) quickly and effectively while under control.

Project management is a great way to implement new ways of working - but many Project managers are trained to limit change to 'keep the project on track'. This is fundamentally the wrong approach. If something needs to change with a project it should - or you risk project failure. There is no simple solution to this problem but the ideas set out here draw on the Agile Project Management approach used by some of the most successful companies in the private sector and can really help deliver change which is sustainable, affordable and valued by customers and stakeholders.

Aimed at the busy manager, this book provides a quick overview of how Agile thinking can make a difference and help achieve successful outcomes in a constantly changing environment.

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