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A project is the controlled, structured planned development and implementation that delivers specific organisational objectives by means of an impermanent venture that has a finite duration, a start and an end date that uses managed financial, human and business resources.

The project is probably the most important part of The Big Agile Toolkit so this is a suitable point to summarise what we have seen up to now.

We have seen the Undertaking of the Toolkit, the Problem and its Solution. We have seen the important concept of the Project Celebration and the importance of the Celebration Announcement. We looked at the Background and an Introduction to Agile as well as a Contrast to Waterfall. We went through Empowerment versus Control and the importance of Welcoming Change. We went through the Agile Approaches: SCRUM, Kanban, SCRUM-ban, Lean, eXtreme Programming, DSDM, Six Sigma and the Other Agile Methods and Techniques.

We delivered an overview of Agile in 6 steps then the important helicopter view of an agile delivery which is From Strategy To Delivery. We looked at Your Strategy, Your Scope, Your Budget, Your Costs, Your Quality, Your Estimates, Your People, Your Risks and Your Planning. We touched on the important topic of Project Management and provided a very short history about projects across time. We address the very current challenge of delivering solutions in challenging circumstances as well as some evidence in the form of the Agile Jobs Explosion. We look at the somewhat controversially entitled Naked Agile Revealed and the more representatively named Rigour and Vigour.

We went through project Leadership, Coaching, Solving Problems, Facilitation and the topic of ADKAR in Coaching. We look at how to Build the Team and Optimum Agile Teams. We went through project Coaching by first looking at Coaching Events and Coaching styles used for Inexperienced Teams, Teams with Some Experience and Very Experienced Teams. We went through Agile and Account Management, Agile and the PMO, Agile and the Customer, Stakeholder management and the motivational aspects of Cross Skilling Breaks.

We looked at how we Repair Broken Motivations and Manage Resources in the form of The Project Money. We go through Organisational Change, Change Management Principles, ADKAR Change Management and address some controversial concepts that announce Change Control Is Dead, Change Control Requests Are Dead and Change Control Plans Are Dead. We look at Organisational Planning and Funding, the Project Pipeline Plan and Estimate Management. We get into the funding elements of a project by looking at how we Fund the Project, the Project Funding Cycle, Project Funds Allocation, the Funding Pool, Cost Centres, Project Funds Management and how we Monitor the Project Spend.

We address the vital financial management topics of Management Information, Project Funds Data Reporting, Project Profitability and ROI as well as the Project Break Even Analysis. We move on from the finances to The Project Time and The Project Quality with the final element of this called Quality Every Minute. Finally we go through an introduction to the world of Projects, we describe What is an Agile Transformation and an Operating Model.

Now, we are less than a quarter of the way through The Big Agile Toolkit and it is time to get into the detail of projects and programmes. We can describe a project in any number of different ways but it is most important if we start to understand how it fits inside a programme and how we start to deliver this type of change.


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