Agile Project Management (book)

Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith discusses the management of projects using the agile software development methodology. The book has been recommended by different reviewers.[1][2]

Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products
AuthorJim Highsmith
CountryUnited States
GenreBusiness, Agile manufacturing, Project management
PublisherPearson Education/Addison-Wesley
Publication date
March 2004
Media typePrint (Paperback)
005.1/2 22
LC ClassQA76.758 .H54 2004

The book starts off by stating that new challenges in product development require adaptive, not anticipatory, project management. It then introduces the reader to the basic agile values as written in the Agile Manifesto, and to the six guiding principles of agile project management. Next, the agile project management framework is broken down into five project phases and discussed in detail. Lastly, the book ends by talking about the scaling of agile project management approaches and the cultural changes required to continuously produce desired results when using agile practices. It uses a variety of examples from different industries as illustrations.[3]

The book was a finalist for CMP Media's Jolt Awards in 2005,[4] but did not win anything.[5]


  1. Alan Lenton (August 2004). "Book review: Agile Project Management by Jim Highsmith". C Vu. 16 (4). Retrieved 2006-07-16.
  2. Thomas V. Kappel (December 2004). "Agile Project Management - book review". Kickstartnews. Digital Gigs. Retrieved 2006-07-16.
  3. Pichler, Roman; Stefan Schulze (July 2005). "Book Reviews: Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith, and Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber". Journal of Product Innovation Management. 22 (4): 371–373. doi:10.1111/j.0737-6782.2005.133_3.x.
  4. "CMP Media's Software Development Magazine Announces Finalists for the 15th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards" (Press release). CMP Media. January 19, 2005. Archived from the original on April 29, 2006. Retrieved July 16, 2006.
  5. "Fresh Faces". Software Development. CMP Media. May 12, 2005. Retrieved 2006-07-16.
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