Agile Project Management:
The Definitive Guide

This is the ultimate guide to agile project management in 2019.

So if you want to:

  • Build products your customers love
  • Work with deadlines that make sense
  • Create a roadmap that sets you up for success
  • Have effective agile meetings using Scrum

Then you’ll love this new guide.

Let’s get started.

Successful products, agile teams, time and schedule

About the author

Front picture of Arthur von Kriegenbergh (looking in camera, with dark hair and blue shirt)

Hi, I'm Arthur von Kriegenbergh.

When I was working on my first projects, I put ZERO effort into listening to the people actually using the end result of the project.

And it's one of the main reasons why the company I worked at struggled. Our whole team was working this way.

So when there was a big change in the company, I decided to start working with Scrum.

And it worked from day one!

Today, I have helped more than 20 organisations and 60 teams to apply an agile way of working:

Consumentenbond logoING logoHet Nieuwe Lyceum logoBMW logoHet Nederlandse Rode Kruis logoVibe Group logoNU.nl logo

And over the last years

Needless to say, when it comes to agile project management, I know what I’m talking about.

And in today’s guide I’m going to show you everything I’ve learned.

Contents

Chapter 1
Agile Project
Management
Fundamentals
Chapter 2
How to
validate your
assumptions
Chapter 3
Setting up
your team
for success
Chapter 4
Effective
Scrum
meetings
Chapter 5
Agile Project
Management
Fundamentals
Chapter 6
Agile Project
Management
Fundamentals

The steps and phases in agile

Agile Iteration: Between one to three weeks

That being said, one of the core principles of agile is to work in short timeframes: Iterations.

In a period up to a maximum of three weeks, you go through the steps:

  • Act - Do the work
  • Inspect - Pause and see what has been achieved
  • Adapt - Decide if you stay on course or adjust your plan

By going through these loops, you create predictability in your workflow.

Design Thinking & Lean Startup & Agile Development & Growth Hacking

Plus, let's look at what today's winners are doing. They apply a combination of successful models:

  • Design Thinking
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Lean Startup
  • Agile Development
  • Growth Hacking

It can be argued that they all fall under the agile umbrella, as they are all focussed on delivering the most value for customers.