* No other writer on the popular topic of Agile methods and software development methods has identified project management’s best practices as a cause of software project failure. The analysis clearly shows how these best practices can create problems for software development projects.
* The book assumes no technical knowledge, and is accessible to businesspeople—project managers, executives and customers—who may know nothing about software development. This book is geared towards a wide group of IT professionals and decision makers working in 2005.
* This book is not just theoretical. The detailed case studies included make the material come to life. They illustrate how methodology choices influence the success or failure of software development projects.