Agile Project Management: Managing for Success

  • James A. Crowder
  • Shelli Friess

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. James A. Crowder, Shelli Friess
    Pages 1-8
  3. James A. Crowder, Shelli Friess
    Pages 9-25
  4. James A. Crowder, Shelli Friess
    Pages 27-41
  5. James A. Crowder, Shelli Friess
    Pages 43-48
  6. James A. Crowder, Shelli Friess
    Pages 49-63
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 67-72

About this book


This book introduces readers to the concept of Agile Project Management and enables them to deal with the demands and complexities of modern, agile systems/software/hardware development teams. The book examines the project/program manager beyond the concepts of leadership and aims to connect to employees' sense of identity. The text examines human psychological concepts such as “locus of control,” which will help the manager understand their team members’ view and how best to manage their “world” contributions. The authors cover new management tools and philosophies for agile systems/software/hardware development teams, with a specific focus on how this relates to engineering and computer science. This book also includes practical case studies.

  • Discusses management skills needed as they relate to the advances in software development practices
  • Examines how to manage an agile development team that includes teams across geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Embraces all of the aspects of modern management and leadership


Agile development teams Agile team collaboration Managing agile teams Modern strategic leadership Productivity management Team diversity and inclusiveness

Authors and affiliations

  • James A. Crowder
    • 1
  • Shelli Friess
    • 2
  1. 1.RaytheonDenverUSA
  2. 2.EnglewoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09017-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09018-4
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