The Art of Agile Development

Author: James Shore

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596527679

Category: Computers

Page: 436

View: 585

For those considering Extreme Programming, this book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience. While plenty of books address the what and why of agile development, very few offer the information users can apply directly.
The Art of Agile Practice

Author: Bhuvan Unhelkar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439851197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 527

View: 395

The Art of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations presents a consistent, integrated, and strategic approach to achieving "Agility" in your business. Transcending beyond Agile as a software development method, it covers the gamut of methods in an organization-including business processes, governance standards, project ma
Big Data Strategies for Agile Business

Author: Bhuvan Unhelkar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351646543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 503

View: 707

Agile is a set of values, principles, techniques, and frameworks for the adaptable, incremental, and efficient delivery of work. Big Data is a rapidly growing field that encompasses crucial aspects of data such as its volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. This book outlines a strategic approach to Big Data that will render a business Agile. It discusses the important competencies required to streamline and focus on the analytics and presents a roadmap for implementing such analytics in business.
AGILE in Practice

Author: Sudipta Malakar

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9789389423440

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 855

Practical guidance to Implement AGILE, KANBAN, XP and SCRUM with 600+ Expert Solutions included KEY FEATURES ● Supportive materials for PMI-ACP and SAFe exam preparation. ● Proven use-cases on implementation of Kanban, Agile and Scrum across business projects. ● 600+ interview questions, quizzes and business solutions to acquire lucrative Agile project management jobs. DESCRIPTION This book is a pragmatic guidance teaching modern IT professionals how to improvise and scale up IT delivery capabilities using leading project management methodologies including Agile and Kanban. It is equipped with use-cases and hundreds of solutions and the readers will learn to examine the strength of their project management function and how to improvise it. The book brings exclusive knowledge on several strategies to put into implementation in the event of natural disaster like Covid-19 and for future crisis management. You will be acquainted with the popular tools and technologies that your organization can make use of it for better collaboration on projects. You will learn the various project performance metrics for each of these project management methodologies. As an added advantage of this book, you can get yourself ready for one of the popular and critical professional examinations like PMP-ACP and SAFe. Key strategies to beat Covid-19 Pandemic and for crisis management Key enablers to build Organizational Resilience and enterprise maturity model Portfolio/ Upstream Kanban implementations lessons learnt and key takeaways PMI-ACP and SAFe exam preparation Tricky Real-world Agile SCRUM & KANBAN Case Studies, Demos and tools Interview Questions and answers on Agile SCRUM, XP, DSDM, KANBAN and SCRUMBAN Useful Tips & techniques for successful Agile transformation in any Organization and The Art of Agile Development Agile & Kanban Metrics JIRA tool use in Projects / Programs WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Gain strong hold on concepts of KANBAN, XP, FDD, DSDM, SCRUMBAN and SCRUM. ● Exclusive coverage on strategies to beat Covid-19 Pandemic and future crisis management. ● Learn to build Organizational Resilience and enterprise maturity model. ● Ready guidance to prepare for PMI-ACP and SAFe certification. ● Tricky Real-world Agile SCRUM & KANBAN Case Studies, Demos and tools. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, CXOs and professionals closely associated with Agile Scrum, Kanban, XP projects to further improve their knowledge of Agile with valuable pragmatic insights. Experienced-level professionals and Agile enthusiasts having relevant experience can also acquire an in-depth knowledge of the advanced concepts in project management. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Key success factors for adopting Agile SCRUM Kanban in any organizations 2. Why Personal Agility matters 3. Tricky Real-world Agile SCRUM & KANBAN Case Studies, Demos and tools 4. Agile SCRUM KANBAN Maturity assessment Nuts & Bolts 5. Useful Tips & techniques for successful Agile transformation in any Organization and The Art of Agile Development 6. Common Agile SCRUM KANBAN misconceptions 7. Key Takeaways 8. Glossary 9. Quiz Session 10. Test your Knowledge
Advanced Topics in Database Research

Author: Keng Siau

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591402964

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 104

The book presents the latest research ideas and topics on how to enhance current database systems, improve information storage, refine existing database models, and develop advanced applications. It provides insights into important developments in the field of database and database management. With emphasis on theoretical issues regarding databases and database management, the book describes the capabilities and features of new technologies and methodologies, and addresses the needs of database researchers and practitioners. *Note: This book is part of a new series entitled "Advanced Topics in Database Research." This book is Volume Three within this series (Vol. III, 2004).
The Art of Business Value

Author: Mark Schwartz

Publisher: IT Revolution

ISBN: 9781942788058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 193

"Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means—and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements “tossed over the wall” by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal! Playful and thought-provoking, The Art of Business Value explores what business value means, why it matters, and how it should affect your software development and delivery practices. More than any other IT delivery approach, DevOps (and Agile thinking in general) makes business value a central concern. This book examines the role of business value in software and makes a compelling case for why a clear understanding of business value will change the way you deliver software. This book will make you think deeply about not only what it means to deliver value but also the relationship of the IT organization to the rest of the enterprise. It will give you the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead."
Agile Methodologies In-Depth

Author: Sudipta Malakar

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9789389328561

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 831

A pragmatic guide that will teach you to implement Agile, SCRUM and Kanban in your organization. KEY FEATURES ● Expert-guided techniques for successful Agile transformation in your organization. ● Solution-focused responses on interview questions of Agile SCRUM, XP, DSDM, KANBAN and SCRUMBAN. ● Reference guide to prepare for leading PMI-ACP and SAFe Certification exam. DESCRIPTION This book is for businesses that aspire to improve agility, deliver fit-for-purpose products and services, delight customers, and provide the security of long-term survival associated with mature businesses that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. Learn a lean approach by seeing how Kanban made a difference in four real-world situations. You'll explore how different teams used Kanban to make paradigm-changing improvements in software development. These teams were struggling with overwork, unclear priorities, and a lack of direction. As you discover what worked for them, you'll understand how to make significant changes in real-life situations. The Artefact has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use Agile and Hybrid Agile approaches. This practice guide will help you understand when, where, and how to apply Agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Explore and learn how to build Organizational Resilience and Enterprise Maturity Model. ● Step-by-step solutions to implement Portfolio Kanban and Upstream Kanban. ● Deep dive into Agile SHIFT framework and Hybrid Agile framework. ● Exciting case studies and practical demonstrations on Agile SCRUM & KANBAN. ● Expert-ready guidance on overcoming common Agile project management misconceptions. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is appealing to decision makers, product owners, project team members who can make use of this guide in improvising the productivity and efficient management of business operations without much of hassle. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Key success factors for adopting Agile SCRUM Kanban in any organization 2. Lessons learnt and pragmatic approach – Agile Scrum Kanban 3. Tricky real-world Agile SCRUM & KANBAN case studies, demos and tools 4. Agile SCRUM KANBAN Maturity assessment Nuts & Bolts 5. Useful tips & techniques for successful Agile transformation in any organization and the art of Agile development 6. Use of Agile for students and parents 7. Common Agile SCRUM KANBAN misconceptions 8. Key takeaways 9. Interview questions and answers on Agile SCRUM KANBAN 10. Glossary 11. Quiz session 12. Test your knowledge
Agility Across Time and Space

Author: Darja Šmite

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642124426

Category: Computers

Page: 341

View: 584

Rather than deciding whether or not to get involved in global sourcing, many companies are facing decisions about whether or not to apply agile methods in their distributed projects. These companies are often motivated by the opportunities to solve the coordination and communication difficulties associated with global software development. Yet while agile principles prescribe close interaction and co-location, the very nature of distributed software development does not support these prerequisites. Šmite, Moe, and Ågerfalk structured the book into five parts. In “Motivation” the editors introduce the fundamentals of agile distributed software development and explain the rationale behind the application of agile practices in globally distributed software projects. “ Transition” describes implementation strategies, adoption of particular agile practices for distributed projects, and general concepts of agility. “Management” details practical implications for project planning, time management, and customer and subcontractor interaction. “Teams” discusses agile distributed team configuration, effective communication and knowledge transfer, and allocation of roles and responsibilities. Finally, in the “Epilogue” the editors summarize all contributions and present future trends for research and practice in agile distributed development. This book is primarily targeted at researchers, lecturers, and students in empirical software engineering, and at practitioners involved in globally distributed software projects. The contributions are based on sound empirical research and identify gaps and commonalities in both the existing state of the art and state of the practice. In addition, they also offer practical advice through many hints, checklists, and experience reports. Questions answered in this book include: What should companies expect from merging agile and distributed strategies? What are the stumbling blocks that prevent companies from realizing the benefits of the agile approach in distributed environments, and how can we recognize infeasible strategies and unfavorable circumstances? What helps managers cope with the challenges of implementing agile approaches in distributed software development projects? How can distributed teams survive the decisions taken by management and become efficient through the application of agile approaches?
Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

Author: Pekka Abrahamsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642018534

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 125

The field of software engineering is characterized by speed and turbulence in many regards. While new ideas are proposed almost on a yearly basis, very few of them live for a decade or a longer. Lightweight software development methods were a new idea in the latter part of the 1990s. Now, ten years later, they are better known as agile software development methods, and an active community driven by practitioners has formed around the new way of thinking. Agile software development is currently being embraced by the research community as well. As a sign of increased research activity, most research-oriented conferences have an agile software development track included in the conference program. The XP conference series established in 2000 was the first conference dedicated to agile processes in software engineering. The idea of the conference is to offer a unique setting for advancing the state of the art in research and practice of agile processes. This year’s conference was the tenth consecutive edition of this international event. Due to the diverse nature of different activities during the conference, XP is claimed to be more of an experience rather then a regular conference. It offers several different ways to interact and strives to create a truly collaborative environment where new ideas and exciting findings can be presented and shared. This is clearly visible from this year’s program as well.
Agile Software Development for Beginners and Dummies

Author: Dr Patrick Jeff


ISBN: 9798581140864


Page: 66

View: 649

Plenty of books describe what agile development is or why it helps software projects succeed, but very few combine information for developers, managers, testers, and customers into a single package that they can apply directly.This book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience with Extreme Programming (XP). You get a gestalt view of the agile development process, including comprehensive guidance for non-technical readers and hands-on technical practices for developers and testers.The Art of Agile Development gives you clear answers to questions such as: How can we adopt agile development?Do we really need to pair program?What metrics should we report?What if I can't get my customer to participate?How much documentation should we write?When do we design and architect?As a non-developer, how should I work with my agile team?Where is my product roadmap?How does QA fit in?The book teaches you how to adopt XP practices, describes each practice in detail, then discusses principles that will allow you to modify XP and create your own agile method. In particular, this book tackles the difficult aspects of agile development: the need for cooperation and trust among team members
The Art of Lean Software Development

Author: Curt Hibbs

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596554435

Category: Computers

Page: 142

View: 679

This succinct book explains how you can apply the practices of Lean software development to dramatically increase productivity and quality. Based on techniques that revolutionized Japanese manufacturing, Lean principles are being applied successfully to product design, engineering, the supply chain, and now software development. With The Art of Lean Software Development, you'll learn how to adopt Lean practices one at a time rather than taking on the entire methodology at once. As you master each practice, you'll see significant, measurable results. With this book, you will: Understand Lean's origins from Japanese industries and how it applies to software development Learn the Lean software development principles and the five most important practices in detail Distinguish between the Lean and Agile methodologies and understand their similarities and differences Determine which Lean principles you should adopt first, and how you can gradually incorporate more of the methodology into your process Review hands-on practices, including descriptions, benefits, trade-offs, and roadblocks Learn how to sell these principles to management The Art of Lean Software Development is ideal for busy people who want to improve the development process but can't afford the disruption of a sudden and complete transformation. The Lean approach has been yielding dramatic results for decades, and with this book, you can make incremental changes that will produce immediate benefits. "This book presents Lean practices in a clear and concise manner so readers are motivated to make their software more reliable and less costly to maintain. I recommend it to anyone looking for an easy-to-follow guide to transform how the developer views the process of writing good software."-- Bryan Wells, Boeing Intelligence & Security Sytems Mission System "If you're new to Lean software development and you're not quite sure where to start, this book will help get your development process going in the right direction, one step at a time."-- John McClenning, software development lead, Aclara
McGraw-Hill Education ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

Author: Klaus Nielsen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071847674

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

View: 671

We want to help you succeed on the Agile Certified Practitioner Exam McGraw-Hill Education: Agile Certified Practitioner Exam helps you prepare for this important test and earn the certification that will advance your career. Written by a project manager and trainer, this book provides you with the intensive review and practice that will help you achieve the results you want. Covering all essential processes, this book shows you how agile management theory works in practice. Inside you will find hundreds of practice questions, two complete practice exams, and experience-based tips to maximize your score. You'll be able to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence--and do your very best on test day. Features: A diagnostic test Two complete sample ACP exams 200 additional test-like practice questions Practical examples that show agile management processes in the everyday workplace