Not an Either/Or Choice: Managed Agile Development Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated technology, engineering, acoustics and sound book from Medfield, MA, author Charles G. Cobb, PMP, PSM, CSPO, ACP.

Medfield, MA, March 04, 2013 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Managed Agile Development: Making Agile Work for Your Business by Charles G. Cobb, PMP, PSM, CSPO, ACP. The author's most recent book to date is a 7.5 x 9.25 paperback in the technology, engineering, acoustics and sound category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Managed Agile Development will show you how to develop an overall approach that blends Agile and plan-driven project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit your company's business environment. Many businesses make the mistake of force-fitting their business or projects to a particular project management methodology -- either Agile or plan-driven. Others are rapidly abandoning traditional Waterfall programs in favor of Agile -- but it doesn’t have to be an either/or choice. A better approach is to design a project management approach to fit the methodology (or combination of methodologies) to the business. With this well-organized, clear, and comprehensive guide, businessmen can experience the benefits of an Agile approach combined with some of the benefits of a more plan-driven methodology, specifically designed to fit their business needs.

395 pages, Managed Agile Development: Making Agile Work for Your Business is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the technology, engineering, acoustics and sound category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Managed Agile Development meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $39.95.

Additionally, Managed Agile Development can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781478714514 Format: 7.5 x 9.25 paperback SRP: $39.95

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About the author:

Charles G. Cobb is the owner of Breakthrough Solutions, Inc., a consulting company that specializes in helping companies develop more effective enterprise-level Agile implementations. He is an expert-level Agile Project/Program Manager with over thirty years of program/project management experience and a broad background in business analysis and software development. He has extensive hands-on experience with a number of different development methodologies in many different industries and application areas. Mr. Cobb has been a guest speaker at numerous PMI, Agile, and executive-level events, and for more than fifteen years he has worked with many companies on developing and improving software development processes. He is the author of two books on business excellence and systems analysis, and a previous book on Agile Project Management.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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