Succeeding with Agile

Software Development Using Scrum
Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321660565
Category: Computers
Page: 504
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Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work. Succeeding with Agile is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement. Throughout, Cohn presents “Things to Try Now” sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary “Objection” sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includes Practical ways to get started immediately–and “get good” fast Overcoming individual resistance to the changes Scrum requires Staffing Scrum projects and building effective teams Establishing “improvement communities” of people who are passionate about driving change Choosing which agile technical practices to use or experiment with Leading self-organizing teams Making the most of Scrum sprints, planning, and quality techniques Scaling Scrum to distributed, multiteam projects Using Scrum on projects with complex sequential processes or challenging compliance and governance requirements Understanding Scrum’s impact on HR, facilities, and project management Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your role–manager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project lead–this book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization.

Human-Centered and Error-Resilient Systems Development

IFIP WG 13.2/13.5 Joint Working Conference, 6th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, HCSE 2016, and 8th International Conference on Human Error, Safety, and System Development, HESSD 2016, Stockholm, Sweden, August 29-31, 2016, Proceedings
Author: Cristian Bogdan,Jan Gulliksen,Stefan Sauer,Peter Forbrig,Marco Winckler,Chris Johnson,Philippe Palanque,Regina Bernhaupt,Filip Kis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319449028
Category: Computers
Page: 383
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 13.2/13.5 Joint Working Conferences: 6th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, HCSE 2016, and 8th International Conference on Human Error, Safety, and System Development, HESSD 2016, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2016. The 11 full papers and 14 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers cover various topics such as integration of software engineering and user-centered design; HCI models and model-driven engineering; incorporating guidelines and principles for designing usable products in the development process; usability engineering; methods for user interface design; patterns in HCI and HCSE; software architectures for user interfaces; user interfaces for special environments; representations for design in the development process; working with iterative and agile process models in HCSE; social and organizational aspects in the software development lifecycle; human-centric software development tools; user profiles and mental models; user requirements and design constraints; and user experience and software design.

Exploring Services Science

7th International Conference, IESS 2016, Bucharest, Romania, May 25-27, 2016, Proceedings
Author: Theodor Borangiu,Monica Drăgoicea,Henriqueta Nóvoa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319326899
Category: Computers
Page: 762
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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Exploring Service Science (IESS), held in Bucharest, Romania, in May 2016.Service science constitutes an interdisciplinary approach to systematic innovation in service systems, integrating managerial, social, legal, and engineering aspects to address the theoretical and practical challenges of the service industry and its economy. The 45 full papers and 13 short papers accepted for IESS were selected from 119 submissions. The papers consider the topics service exploration theories and processes; modeling service requirements and management of business processes; value co-creation through knowledge management and user-centric services; service design methodologies and patterns; service innovation and strategy; IT-based service engineering; servitization in sustainable manufacturing; product-service systems; business software services and data-driven service design; web service design and service-oriented agents; IoT and mobile apps for public transport service management; e-health services and medical data interoperability; and service and IT-oriented learning and education systems.

Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement

25th European Conference, EuroSPI 2018, Bilbao, Spain, September 5-7, 2018, Proceedings
Author: Xabier Larrucea,Izaskun Santamaria,Rory V. O'Connor,Richard Messnarz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319979256
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 668
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement, EuroSPI conference, held in Bilbao, Spain, in September 2018. The 56 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 95 submissions. They are organized in topical sections on SPI context and agility, SPI and safety testing, SPI and management issues, SPI and assessment, SPI and safety critical, gamifySPI, SPI in industry 4.0, best practices in implementing traceability, good and bad practices in improvement, safety and security, experiences with agile and lean, standards and assessment models,team skills and diversity strategies, SPI in medical device industry, empowering the future infrastructure.

Scrum

Революционный метод управления проектами
Author: Джефф Сазерленд
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5000577221
Category:
Page: 288
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Методика Scrum — решение, найденное Джеффом Сазерлендом, чтобы преодолеть классические недостатки управления проектами: отсутствие слаженной рабо-ты внутри команды, невыполнение намеченных планов, дублирование задач внутри подразделений и т. д. В отличие от старого «поэтапного» подхода, при котором выбрасываются на ветер огромные средства и который зачастую так ни к чему не приводит, Scrum позволяет выполнять обязательства меньшими силами, в короткие сроки и с низкими затратами, а итоговый продукт отличается отменным качеством. Сегодня Scrum уже прочно закрепилась в управленческом арсенале большинства технологичных компаний мира. Теперь этот инструмент повышения продуктивности доступен и вам.

Экстремальное программирование: разработка через тестирование


Author: Бек Кент
Publisher: "Издательский дом ""Питер"""
ISBN: 5496025702
Category: Computers
Page: 224
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Возвращение знаменитого бестселлера. Изящный, гибкий и понятный код, который легко модифицировать, который корректно работает и который не подкидывает своим создателям неприятных сюрпризов. Неужели подобное возможно? Чтобы достичь цели, попробуйте тестировать программу еще до того, как она написана. Именно такая парадоксальная идея положена в основу методики TDD (Test-Driven-Development — разработка, основанная на тестировании). Бессмыслица? Не спешите делать скороспелые выводы. Рассматривая применение TDD на примере разработки реального программного кода, автор демонстрирует простоту и мощь этой методики. В книге приведены два программных проекта, целиком и полностью реализованных с использованием TDD. За рассмотрением примеров следует обширный каталог приемов работы в стиле TDD, а также паттернов и рефакторингов, имеющих отношение к TDD. Книга будет полезна для любого программиста, желающего повысить производительность своей работы и получить удовольствие от программирования.

Agile Product Management with Scrum

Creating Products that Customers Love (Adobe Reader)
Author: Roman Pichler
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321684133
Category: Computers
Page: 160
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The First Guide to Scrum-Based Agile Product Management In Agile Product Management with Scrum, leading Scrum consultant Roman Pichler uses real-world examples to demonstrate how product owners can create successful products with Scrum. He describes a broad range of agile product management practices, including making agile product discovery work, taking advantage of emergent requirements, creating the minimal marketable product, leveraging early customer feedback, and working closely with the development team. Benefitting from Pichler’s extensive experience, you’ll learn how Scrum product ownership differs from traditional product management and how to avoid and overcome the common challenges that Scrum product owners face. Coverage includes Understanding the product owner’s role: what product owners do, how they do it, and the surprising implications Envisioning the product: creating a compelling product vision to galvanize and guide the team and stakeholders Grooming the product backlog: managing the product backlog effectively even for the most complex products Planning the release: bringing clarity to scheduling, budgeting, and functionality decisions Collaborating in sprint meetings: understanding the product owner’s role in sprint meetings, including the dos and don’ts Transitioning into product ownership: succeeding as a product owner and establishing the role in the enterprise This book is an indispensable resource for anyone who works as a product owner, or expects to do so, as well as executives and coaches interested in establishing agile product management.

The Scrum Field Guide

Practical Advice for Your First Year
Author: Mitch Lacey
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321554159
Category: Computers
Page: 378
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Don't just 'survive' the move to agile: thrive! Discover 42 infinitely practical tips for succeeding with agile, right from the start! * *Paves the road to success with a clear plan for creating and releasing software. *Works with any agile methodology, from XP to Scrum. *Practical, actionable, concrete tips for senior managers, program/project managers, developers, and product owners. *Eliminates 'buyer's remorse' associated with bumpy agile transitions, helping teams quickly build confidence and get results. Adopting agile looks easy - on paper! In reality, though, new agile teams encounter many unforeseen challenges. Some lose confidence in their ability to succeed; others muddle through, struggling to solve problems that others have already solved many times over. In this book Mitch Lacey brings together those solutions, helping new agile developers learn from others' experience quickly and painlessly. This engaging, realistic book systematically removes the pain of agile adoption, and breaks down the barriers to rapid success. The Scrum Field Guide is organized into 42 bite-size, practical tips - each supported with highly relevant real-world examples and case studies. Lacey presents a section of tips that apply to everyone on the agile team, from leaders to customers. Next, he offers sections specific to each role - including tips for management, program/project managers, team members, and product owners. Lacey answers the questions new agile adopters ask most often - including 'can I modify standard agile processes and still be agile?' and 'how on Earth can we release software within a short timeframe if we can't even do it in a long timeframe?' Along the way, he presents proven solutions for a wide variety of common problems - from prioritizing requirements to building release plans, creating workable software iterations to getting buy-in from skeptical executives.

Essential Scrum

A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process
Author: Kenneth S. Rubin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0321700376
Category: Computers
Page: 504
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A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process The Single-Source, Comprehensive Guide to Scrum for All Team Members, Managers, and Executives If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, Essential Scrum is the complete, single-source reference you’ve been searching for. Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin illuminates the values, principles, and practices of Scrum, and describes flexible, proven approaches that can help you implement it far more effectively. Whether you are new to Scrum or years into your use, this book will introduce, clarify, and deepen your Scrum knowledge at the team, product, and portfolio levels. Drawing from Rubin’s experience helping hundreds of organizations succeed with Scrum, this book provides easy-to-digest descriptions enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Scrum’s roles, artifacts, and activities. Essential Scrum will provide every team member, manager, and executive with a common understanding of Scrum, a shared vocabulary they can use in applying it, and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.

Agile Game Development with Scrum (Adobe Reader)


Author: Clinton Keith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321670281
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Deliver Better Games Faster, On Budget—And Make Game Development Fun Again! Game development is in crisis—facing bloated budgets, impossible schedules, unmanageable complexity, and death march overtime. It’s no wonder so many development studios are struggling to survive. Fortunately, there is a solution. Scrum and Agile methods are already revolutionizing development outside the game industry. Now, long-time game developer Clinton Keith shows exactly how to successfully apply these methods to the unique challenges of game development. Keith has spent more than fifteen years developing games, seven of them with Scrum and agile methods. Drawing on this unparalleled expertise, he shows how teams can use Scrum to deliver games more efficiently, rapidly, and cost-effectively; craft games that offer more entertainment value; and make life more fulfilling for development teams at the same time. You’ll learn to form successful agile teams that incorporate programmers, producers, artists, testers, and designers—and promote effective collaboration within and beyond those teams, throughout the entire process. From long-range planning to progress tracking and continuous integration, Keith offers dozens of tips, tricks, and solutions—all based firmly in reality and hard-won experience. Coverage includes Understanding Scrum’s goals, roles, and practices in the context of game development Communicating and planning your game’s vision, features, and progress Using iterative techniques to put your game into a playable state every two to four weeks— even daily Helping all team participants succeed in their roles Restoring stability and predictability to the development process Managing ambiguous requirements in a fluid marketplace Scaling Scrum to large, geographically distributed development teams Getting started: overcoming inertia and integrating Scrum into your studio’s current processes Increasingly, game developers and managers are recognizing that things can’t go on the way they have in the past. Game development organizations need a far better way to work. Agile Game Development with Scrum gives them that—and brings the profitability, creativity, and fun back to game development.

Пять пороков команды


Author: Патрик Ленсиони
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5001002044
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Увлекательная история преобразования группы талантливых людей в команду победителей. История, рассказанная в форме бизнес-романа.

Agile Testing

A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams
Author: Lisa Crispin,Janet Gregory
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321616937
Category: Computers
Page: 576
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Testing is a key component of agile development. The widespread adoption of agile methods has brought the need for effective testing into the limelight, and agile projects have transformed the role of testers. Much of a tester’s function, however, remains largely misunderstood. What is the true role of a tester? Do agile teams actually need members with QA backgrounds? What does it really mean to be an “agile tester?” Two of the industry’s most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions and many others. In Agile Testing, Crispin and Gregory define agile testing and illustrate the tester’s role with examples from real agile teams. They teach you how to use the agile testing quadrants to identify what testing is needed, who should do it, and what tools might help. The book chronicles an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester and explains the seven key success factors of agile testing. Readers will come away from this book understanding How to get testers engaged in agile development Where testers and QA managers fit on an agile team What to look for when hiring an agile tester How to transition from a traditional cycle to agile development How to complete testing activities in short iterations How to use tests to successfully guide development How to overcome barriers to test automation This book is a must for agile testers, agile teams, their managers, and their customers.

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners

Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips
Author: Ilan Goldstein
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133005232
Category: Computers
Page: 208
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Practical, Step-by-Step Scrum Techniques for Improving Processes, Actions, and Outcomes The widespread adoption and success of Scrum can be attributed in large part to its perceived intuitiveness and simplicity. But when new Scrum practitioners attempt to apply Scrum theory and high-level approaches in actual projects, they often find it surprisingly difficult. In Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners, Scrum expert Ilan Goldstein helps you translate the Scrum framework into reality to meet the Scrum challenges your formal training never warned you about. Drawing on his extensive agile experience in a wide range of projects and environments, Goldstein presents thirty proven, flexible shortcuts for optimizing Scrum processes, actions, and outcomes. Each shortcut walks you through applying a Scrum approach to achieve a tangible output. These easy-to-digest, actionable patterns address a broad range of topics including getting started, quality and metrics, team members and roles, managing stakeholders, estimation, continuous improvement and much more. Whatever your role, Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners will help you take your Scrum skills to the next level and achieve better results in any project you participate in.

Enterprise Scrum

An Adaptive Method for Project Success
Author: Michael A. Beedle
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321807847
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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The future of business will be determined by its effectiveness in performing knowledge-based work. Scrum has proven itself in one exceptionally important form of knowledge-based work: software development. Now, Enterprise Scrum is increasingly proving itself in large-scale knowledge work of all kinds: not just software development, but team and multi-team projects and business processes at all levels, including enterprise-wide. In this book, Scrum/agile pioneer Mike Beedle introduces Enterprise Scrum, and demonstrates how to apply it to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity and transparency across your organization. Beedle begins with the big picture, introducing Scrum from the standpoint of knowledge-based decision-makers and process owners. Next, he systematically introduces powerful techniques for applying and scaling Scrum in new environments, both within the enterprise and beyond to clients/customers, service providers, suppliers, and even to SaaS and mobile platforms. Drawing on his extensive “in the trenches” experience, Beedle presents patterns for successfully utilizing Enterprise Scrum, and walks through several start-to-finish case studies -- in software development, marketing, operational strategy, and product development. The techniques he presents in this book are applicable in a wide range of industries, from pharmaceuticals to fashion to finance, and are relevant in any business process where knowledge, creativity, and change come together.

Coaching Agile Teams

A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
Author: Lyssa Adkins
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321660358
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence. More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills—as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from “command and control” to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set. In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. You’ll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring. Coverage includes Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach Mastering all of the agile coach’s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge Coaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth Recognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey Whether you’re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?