Full speed ahead

Countless reports have documented the notoriously poor performance of software development project teams. In response, many software companies have expended much effort and money in developing new and adapting existing project management approaches to improve their performance. One approach that is garnering much attention in the software industry is agile development, an approach which requires software project managers to completely change the way they previously managed projects. This article discusses the challenges and the benefits in using the agile approach to manage software development projects. In doing so, it explains the approach's primary advantages. It also describes the ways in which project managers must alter their project management processes and techniques. It then defines the two tenets which distinguish the agile project management approach and identifies the key personality traits of those project managers who are best suited to using the agile approach, one which creates situations wher
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