Book Review: The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility


almost exclusively and comprehensively devoted to project management practices and concerns.

For those who want to see more before running out and buying this book, Michelle Sliger's website has a nice collection of her articles and presentations (including a 4-part series on Relating PMBoK to Agile Practices that was a precursor of some of the material in the book), and the introduction along with chapter 5 are available online at the publisher's website.

It is so nice to have a book for traditional project managers that I can simply say "Here - read this; it explains everything you need to know to understand Agility and begin managing an agile project." Previously, my top recommendation for an agile project management "How To" book was Mike Cohn 's Agile Estimating and Planning . And for those who are not already PMPs or ingrained in the PMBoK, that is still probably the best and most practical book available today. But for anyone coming from many years of being steeped in PMBoK, PMI, PMP or PMOs, The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility is the quintessential guide to get you started and on your way to understanding and applying Agile Project Management.


About the Reviewer

Brad Appleton is an enterprise SCM/ALM solution architect for a Fortune 100 technology company. Currently he helps projects and teams adopt and apply agile development amp; SCM practices. Brad also author's the Agile CM Environments blog , and is co-author of Software Configuration Management Patterns: Effective Teamwork, Practical Integration , the "Agile SCM" column in's CM Journal, and is a former section editor for The C++ Report. Since 1987, Brad has extensive experience using, developing, and supporting SCM environments for teams of all shapes and sizes. He holds an M.S. in Software Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics.


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