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Succeeding with Agile Hybrids

Project Delivery Using Hybrid Methodologies

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  • Examine the use of Hybrid Agile in real-world settings including situations where hybrid models are the best option for projects and organizations
  • Learn how to assess an organization's culture, structure, and roadblocks to find the right hybrid methodology to fit its goals
  • Study the foundational knowledge of Agile to understand frameworks at all levels to support hybrid agile project management applications

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Agile Hybrids

  2. Learning Agile

  3. Advanced Topics in Agile


About this book

Successfully delivering projects at an organization can happen with the careful utilization of a variety of methods and practices. The best approach is a hybrid framework that adapts in real time to your team and its needs.  This book addresses the practical realities of project delivery in the 21st century.

The agile method is well-known and well-covered. Author Shawn Belling dives deeper with his expertise into organizational management and investigates how to best execute a graceful mix of waterfall methods, agile, and phase-based approaches. Each business and goal requires flexibility for a unique journey to success, and Belling provides the practitioner with practical, real-world examples and patterns of these methodologies.

Succeeding with Agile Hybrids is the answer to the diversity of needs within your team. Whether you are an aspiring or current project manager, scrum master, or mid-level manager, this book willgreatly benefit you and your goals for project delivery. Hybrid agile is the future, and you will be well-equipped to tackle it with Succeeding with Agile Hybrids on your shelf.

What You'll Learn
  • See how hybrid agile is a common de facto approach to project management
  • Review common, practical and real-world examples and patterns of hybrid agile project management
  • Evaluate projects and organizations for using hybrid agile or agile project management

Who This Book is For

Aspiring or current project managers, scrum masters, or mid-level managers with responsibility for projects or professional services delivery in a technical field.  Executive leaders, academic and training programs may also pick this book as a text.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fitchburg, USA

    Shawn Belling

About the author

Shawn Belling is a globally-experienced technology executive and project management speaker and instructor. In a career spanning 30 years, he has held executive and leadership roles in higher education, software, consulting, bio-pharma, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance, and is currently the Chief Information Officer at a large regional technical college.

As a member of the Project Management Institute, he has spoken regularly at conferences and seminars since 2008, including multiple presentations at PMI Global Conferences in the US and APAC.

Shawn teaches at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Engineering Professional Development and the Center for Executive and Professional Development, at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the Master of Science - Project Management program, and at the University of Southern California in the Master of Science - Project Management program.

Shawn is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Practitioner, is a Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Scrum @ Scale Practitioner, and is certified in Organizational Change Leadership from University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

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