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Agile Project Management in easy steps, 2nd Edition
Effective Project Management in easy steps, 2nd Edition
Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps

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9781840786415Agile Project Management in easy steps, 2nd Edition

By John Carroll & David Morris
Publication date: July 29th, 2015
Pages: 216
ISBN: 978-1-84078-641-5

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About the book

Agile Project Management in easy steps, now in its second edition, explains the key principles, techniques, and processes to ensure your agile project is a success. This edition of the book has been updated to reflect progress and refinement of agile methods over recent times. It explains the key principles, techniques and processes of agile project management, working through an entire project, explaining the main activities and deliverables including:

  • Pre-project start-up and terms of reference
  • Feasibility assessment and the business case
  • Establishing the foundations for success
  • Iterative development and the evolving solution
  • Implementation and post-project assessment

It includes additional coverage of business analysis, user experience, feature-driven development and agile projects in large programmes and enterprises.

An essential guide for anyone new to agile projects and a valuable source of inspiration for the more experienced. It also includes downloadable templates to get you started.


  • Agile Projects
  • Agile Project Management
  • Scrum
  • DSDM
  • Extreme Programming
  • Lean Development
  • Feature-Driven Development
  • Getting Started
  • Foundations
  • Development
  • Deployment
  • Post Project
  • Agile Projects at Scale



9781840784466-effective-project-managementEffective Project Management in easy steps, 2nd Edition

By John Carroll
Publication date: February 10th, 2012
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-446-6

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About the book

Effective Project Management in easy steps will show you how to make sure your project is successful. It focuses on the key skills a manager needs to develop for a smooth running project, and a timely arrival at the finishing line.

It includes examples for most key documents such as the terms of reference, business case and project plan. It addresses team building and good communications. It covers the typical project stages with helpful lists of applicable tasks and deliverables, which effectively provides a blueprint for planning an entire project.

This up-to-date primer covers all key trends in project management including a chapter on Agile Project Management.

If you're a first time project manager, let this book take you through the essential project stages in easy steps, and take note of the applicable tasks and deliverables.

If you're an experienced project manager, this book provides a valuable source of inspiration for making projects run smoothly and satisfactorily. Covering risk-management together with insights on how to plan, lead, organize and control a project - simply a fountain of knowledge!



9781840786262Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps

By John Carroll
Publication date: August 31st, 2014
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-626-2

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About the book

Project Program and Portfolio Management (P3M) represents project management taken to the enterprise level. It is increasingly being recognised as critical to the success of projects in large organizations, such as governments and multinational corporations. Conversely, it is also being recognised that failure to implement it in an organization will often result in a string of poor performing and failed projects. While P3M should therefore be considered critical for large organisations, it can also play a significant part in improving the success and financial payback of projects in any size of business.

Whether you will be commissioning, running, involved in the delivery of, or are just interested in the possibilities that program and portfolio management can bring, Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps will give you a good understanding of the subject. The few books that have been published on the subject to date tend to be technical manuals or theoretical text books, rather than hands-on guides. So, if you need to get up to speed on the subject quickly, this book is for you. It will show you how to implement program and/or portfolio management in easy steps and how to get the greatest benefit from using one or both in your organisation.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: why every organization can benefit from P3M
  • Project Management: establishing the starting point
  • Program Management: moving on from project management
  • Portfolio Management: turning enterprise strategy into business reality
  • Business Environment: preparing the organization
  • Implementing Program Management
  • Implementing Portfolio Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Action Plan and Road Map

Note from the author

In case you were wondering why there isn’t a comma after ‘Project’ in the title of the book, it’s because the book doesn’t cover project management, it covers project program management and portfolio management, which are developments from and extensions to project management. A project program refers to a series of projects that are related, and together will achieve a major change in a business. A portfolio refers to the total set of all the projects and programs being carried out in a business at any given time.

Although I have included a chapter on project management, it is not intended to be a complete coverage of the subject. It is only included to establish a baseline from which to compare and contrast program management and portfolio management. For a complete coverage of project management, I would recommend Effective Project Management in easy steps (or Agile Project Management in easy steps, if you are working in an agile project environment).


About the authors

John Carroll is a project management consultant with many years’ experience of managing large and small projects, programs and portfolios. Now based in South West England, he has run projects and programs across Europe and the United States. His experience covers most types of organisations including government, higher education, manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, software development and the emergency services. He has worked on most types of projects and trained project managers in many different organisations.

David Morris is an agile practitioner, coach, and instructor of team performance, business analysis and project management. With over 30 years’ experience, he has worked in and led teams and run his own business, in Europe and Australasia (he is now based in Auckland, NZ), delivering strategic, business, and technical projects following structured, iterative, and agile methodologies. David is certified as a trainer and coach; organises, chairs, and talks at conferences and events; has contributed to several books (including 'Agile Project Estimation and Planning', 'Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge', and 'Business Analysis for Dummies'); and writes for several online publications (including and

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