Pretty Darn Quick: An Agile, All-Purpose Methodology
About the Book
- Chapter One: The Genesis of PDQ
- Project Description
- First Application of PDQ
- PDQ Results
- The Invention of PDQ
- Goals for PDQ
- Research Design
- Project Evaluation
- Chapter Two: Case Study - The First Application of PDQ
- PDQ Principle 1 – Standardize on Agile Infrastructure
- PDQ Principle 2 – Seek Agile Project Staffing
- PDQ Principle 3 – Seek Agile Processes and Solutions (fewest constraints, most flexible, most timely)
- PDQ Principle 4 – Daily Scrum Meetings
- PDQ Principle 5 – Focus on Phases and Milestones
- PDQ Principle 6 – Make Decisions with Limited Information
- PDQ Principle 7 – Parallel Development and Progressive Elaboration
- PDQ Principle 8 – Time-Boxing (macro and micro)
- PDQ Principle 9 – Rapid, Empowered Decision-Making
- PDQ Principle 10 – Rapid, Systematic Information Gathering
- PDQ Principle 11 – Early Hands-On Work (Prototyping)
- PDQ Principle 12 – Know When to Quit (when yield begins to decline - 80/20 Rule)
- PDQ Principle 13 – Prepare Early for Tasks with Long Lead Times (even if unsure they will be required)
- PDQ Principle 14 – Avoid Adding Too Much Planning Detail Too Early (progressive elaboration, rolling-wave planning)
- PDQ Principle 15 – Modest Efforts to Improve Project Processes
- PDQ in Review
- Chapter Three: Literature Review
- Origins of the Agility Movement
- Information Technology Agility
- Demand for agile IT intensifying.
- Regaining IT agility.
- Literature Review Mapping to PDQ
- Chapter Four: Findings and Conclusions
- Daily scrum meetings
- Task Execution
- Embedded Agility
- Chapter Five: Research Extensions for PDQ
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