Adam On: Projects - Agile Edition
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Adam On: Projects - Agile Edition

20+ Axioms that unpack the Good (and Bad) Secrets of Agile Project Management

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20+ Axioms that unpack the Good (and Bad) Secrets of Agile Project Management, drawn from Adam on: Projects, Volumes 1 and 2, plus one unique axiom found only in this Agile Edition. Note: if you already own Volumes 1 or 2, you already have at least 50% of the content in this book.

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    • Project Management
    • Agile
    • Leadership
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About the Author

Adam Russell
Adam Russell

Adam writes about project management on his blog “Adam On Projects” and in his books and other content at He is also an expert in applying ChatGPT to project environments and has written several books on ChatGPT.

Adam coaches and mentors other project managers, and consults on various projects around the world.

Adam Russell has successfully delivered software development, software package, and systems integration projects for nearly 40 years, using both Agile and traditional approaches.

Adam started as a software developer, and then moved into pre-sales technical support when the IBM PC launched. He launched his project management career after he helped to close a significant government deal. The head of projects said: “You helped sell it. Now, you can deliver it”.

Since then, Adam has worked for companies ranging from 1-person startups to global tier-1 vendors and customer organisations in roles ranging from hands-on project manager through to General Manager of Systems Integration.

In those roles, Adam has been responsible for delivering hundreds of projects, ranging in budget from $5k up to over $100m. Adam also volunteers his time and skills with non-profit organisations.

Table of Contents

    • Getting Engaged with this Book and its Author
    • Notes about this version
    • Introduction to the Agile Edition
    • Introduction to Volume 1
    • Axioms About Agile
      • # 1. The source of project success.
      • # 63. Realisation of a Shared Vision
      • # 74. Creativity is not about thinking outside the box.
      • # 121. Everything in the agile mindset derives from four first principles.
      • # 21. Everything in every project evolves!
      • # 47. How do teams self-organise?
      • # 114. Dematerialisation is eating your project!
      • # 22. Is there purpose in your iteration?
      • # 26. Just because you want to do agile doesn’t mean you can.
      • # 28. The saddest oxymoron of the 21st century.
      • # 27. The triple helix of Agile evolution.
      • # 108. Just because agile welcomes change.
      • # 69. Keep working the edge!
      • # 73. Last Responsible moment.
      • # 79. Never interact without an artifact!
      • # 85. Never make an animated version of your product!
      • # 78. Project knowledge—we’ve got both kinds!
      • # 94. The scarcest project resource.
      • # 80. There are no bad documents.
      • # 81. There are only two kinds of project documents.
    • More from Adam Russell
    • About the Author
      • Career Summary
    • Copyright

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