Agile Foundation

Principles, Practices and Frameworks

Author: Alex Gray,Chris Berridge,Darren Wilmshurst,Peter Measey,Richard Levy,Michael Short,Barbara Roberts,Les Oliver,Lazaro Wolf

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 6495

Agile practices transform the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. But to realise success, an Agile mindset needs to be adopted throughout an organisation. This book gives a comprehensive introduction to Agile principles and methodologies.
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Agile Foundations

Principles, Practices and Frameworks

Author: Peter Measey

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 363

"Agile practices transform the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. But to realise success, an agile mindset needs to be adopted throughout an organisation, not just within the IT team. This book is aimed at those working in an agile environment or wanting to understand agile practices. Giving a comprehensive introduction to agile principles and methodologies, it will enable readers to apply core values and principles of agile methods in their organisation. This is the official textbook for the BCS Agile Foundation certificate." --
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Agile Foundations

Principles, Practices and Frameworks

Author: Peter Measey

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 4433

"Agile practices transform the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. But to realise success, an agile mindset needs to be adopted throughout an organisation, not just within the IT team. This book is aimed at those working in an agile environment or wanting to understand agile practices. Giving a comprehensive introduction to agile principles and methodologies, it will enable readers to apply core values and principles of agile methods in their organisation. This is the official textbook for the BCS Agile Foundation certificate." --
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Agile Project Management

Creating Innovative Products

Author: Jim Highsmith

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321659170

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 5535

Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader
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Disciplined Agile Delivery

A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise

Author: Scott W. Ambler,Mark Lines

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132810131

Category: Computers

Page: 513

View: 7073

The authoritative guide to DAD, IBM's disciplined approach to applying agile practices in enterprise scale projects. Integrate enterprise discipline with powerful, widely-used agile practices into a proven solution for the entire software lifecycle. Scale agile strategies for complex development challenges, without compromising agile's advantages.
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Agile Analytics

A Value-driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Author: Ken Collier

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 032150481X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 2363

Using Agile methods, you can bring far greater innovation, value, and quality to any data warehousing (DW), business intelligence (BI), or analytics project. However, conventional Agile methods must be carefully adapted to address the unique characteristics of DW/BI projects. In Agile Analytics, Agile pioneer Ken Collier shows how to do just that. Collier introduces platform-agnostic Agile solutions for integrating infrastructures consisting of diverse operational, legacy, and specialty systems that mix commercial and custom code. Using working examples, he shows how to manage analytics development teams with widely diverse skill sets and how to support enormous and fast-growing data volumes. Collier's techniques offer optimal value whether your projects involve "back-end" data management, "front-end" business analysis, or both. Part I focuses on Agile project management techniques and delivery team coordination, introducing core practices that shape the way your Agile DW/BI project community can collaborate toward success Part II presents technical methods for enabling continuous delivery of business value at production-quality levels, including evolving superior designs; test-driven DW development; version control; and project automation Collier brings together proven solutions you can apply right now--whether you're an IT decision-maker, data warehouse professional, database administrator, business intelligence specialist, or database developer. With his help, you can mitigate project risk, improve business alignment, achieve better results--and have fun along the way.
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Agile Testing

An ISTQB-BCS Foundation Guide

Author: Brian Hambling,Gerry Coleman,Bertrand Cornanguer,Anders Claessen,Istvan Forgacs,Kari Kakkonen,Jan Sabak,Marie Walsh

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780173368

Category:

Page: 200

View: 1925

Agile testing brings many advantages to teams, from increasing overall product quality to providing greater scope for flexibility. Building on the ISTQB Agile Tester syllabus, this book covers Agile principles, methods and tools, showing you exactly how Agile testing can help you and your team.
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Agile and Business Analysis

Practical Guidance for IS Professionals

Author: Lynda Girvan,Debra Paul

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780173221

Category:

Page: 200

View: 5264

Adopting an Agile approach can revolutionize the way business analysts work. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies and how these can be applied to business analysis.
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Project Management for IT-Related Projects

Author: Roger Ireland,Bob Hughes,Brian West,Norman Smith,David I. Shepherd

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1780171188

Category: Information technology

Page: 150

View: 8047

Annotation Written by the team who created the syllabus and exam papers, this textbook encompasses the entire syllabus of the ISEB Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management.
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Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9571

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
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Extreme Programming Explained

Embrace Change

Author: Kent Beck,Cynthia Andres

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134051998

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 1651

Accountability. Transparency. Responsibility. These are not words that are often applied to software development. In this completely revised introduction to Extreme Programming (XP), Kent Beck describes how to improve your software development by integrating these highly desirable concepts into your daily development process. The first edition of Extreme Programming Explained is a classic. It won awards for its then-radical ideas for improving small-team development, such as having developers write automated tests for their own code and having the whole team plan weekly. Much has changed in five years. This completely rewritten second edition expands the scope of XP to teams of any size by suggesting a program of continuous improvement based on: Five core values consistent with excellence in software development Eleven principles for putting those values into action Thirteen primary and eleven corollary practices to help you push development past its current business and technical limitations Whether you have a small team that is already closely aligned with your customers or a large team in a gigantic or multinational organization, you will find in these pages a wealth of ideas to challenge, inspire, and encourage you and your team members to substantially improve your software development. You will discover how to: Involve the whole team–XP style Increase technical collaboration through pair programming and continuous integration Reduce defects through developer testing Align business and technical decisions through weekly and quarterly planning Improve teamwork by setting up an informative, shared workspace You will also find many other concrete ideas for improvement, all based on a philosophy that emphasizes simultaneously increasing the humanity and effectiveness of software development. Every team can improve. Every team can begin improving today. Improvement is possible–beyond what we can currently imagine. Extreme Programming Explained, Second Edition, offers ideas to fuel your improvement for years to come.
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Enterprise Agility

Being Agile in a Changing World

Author: Sunil Mundra

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788991222

Category: Computers

Page: 490

View: 5885

Enterprise Agility is practical framework for enhancing Agility and equipping your company with the tools to survive. Key Features Prepare your company to navigate the rapidly-moving business world Enhance Agility in every component of your organization Build a framework that meets the unique requirements of your enterprise Book Description The biggest challenge enterprises face today is dealing with fast-paced change in all spheres of business. Enterprise Agility shows how an enterprise can address this challenge head on and thrive in the dynamic environment. Avoiding the mechanistic construction of existing enterprises that focus on predictability and certainty, Enterprise Agility delivers practical advice for responding and adapting to the scale and accelerating pace of disruptive change in the business environment. Agility is a fundamental shift in thinking about how enterprises work to effectively deal with disruptive changes in the business environment. The core belief underlying agility is that enterprises are open and living systems. These living systems, also known as complex adaptive systems (CAS), are ideally suited to deal with change very effectively. Agility is to enterprises what health is to humans. There are some foundational principles that can be broadly applied, but the definition of healthy is very specific to each individual. Enterprise Agility takes a similar approach with regard to agility: it suggests foundational practices to improve the overall health of the body—culture, mindset, and leadership—and the health of its various organs: people, process, governance, structure, technology, and customers. The book also suggests a practical framework to create a plan to enhance agility. What you will learn Drive agility-oriented change across the enterprise Understand why agility matters (more than ever) to modern enterprises Adopt and influence an Agile mindset in your teams and in your organization Understand the concept of a CAS and how to model enterprise and leadership behaviors on CAS characteristics to enhance enterprise agility Understand and convey the differences between Agile and true enterprise agility Create an enterprise-specific action plan to enhance agility Become a champion for enterprise agility Recognize the advantages and challenges of distributed teams, and how Agile ways of working can remedy the rough spots Enable and motivate your IT partners to adopt Agile ways of working Who this book is for Enterprise Agility is a tool for anyone with the motivation to influence outcomes in an enterprise, who aspires to improve Agility. Readers from the following backgrounds will benefit: chief executive officer, chief information officer, people/human resource director, information technology director, head of change program, head of transformation, and Agile coach/consultant.
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Lean UX

Designing Great Products with Agile Teams

Author: Jeff Gothelf,Josh Seiden

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491953578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 618

UX design has traditionally been deliverables-based. Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, content inventories, taxonomies, mockups helped define the practice in its infancy. Over time, however, this deliverables-heavy process has put UX designers in the deliverables business. Many are now measured and compensated for the depth and breadth of their deliverables instead of the quality and success of the experiences they design. Designers have become documentation subject matter experts, known for the quality of the documents they create instead of the end-state experiences being designed and developed. So what's to be done? This practical book provides a roadmap and set of practices and principles that will help you keep your focus on the the experience back, rather than the deliverables. Get a tactical understanding of how to successfully integrate Lean and UX/Design Find new material on business modeling and outcomes to help teams work more strategically Delve into the new chapter on experiment design Take advantage of updated examples and case studies
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Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits

Approaches and Templates to Help You Manage with Limited Resources

Author: Karen R.J. White

Publisher: Maven House Press

ISBN: 1938548019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 7154

* Winner of the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards Bronze Medal for Philanthropy/Nonprofits. Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits introduces nonprofit managers to the basic concepts of project management and provides dozens of templates to help you quickly implement practices to effectively manage your limited resources, financial and volunteer. The book emphasizes using appropriate project management practices, those that are not burdensome but rather agile in their approach. In keeping with this theme, the book explores how you can use social media to assist in the management of time-sensitive projects. You will learn how to apply just enough project management to: Be an active leader and a superior project manager; Respond with agility to change and the unexpected; Focus efforts on what truly matters; Recruit and engage a new generation of volunteers; Build a framework that ensures project success; Keep all stakeholders involved with the project satisfied. The book also addresses nonprofit governance and shows you how project portfolio management can be used to assist in communicating with boards of directors and other governing entities when crucial resource decisions need to be made. Finally, real-world case studies on project planning, portfolio management, and volunteer-managed projects will show you how others have achieved project
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Sample Exam Questions- Istqb Foundation Level-agile Tester Extension Exam

Author: Chhavi Raj Dosaj

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533567420

Category:

Page: 146

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The certification for Foundation Level Extension - Agile Tester is designed for professionals who are working within Agile environments. This book covers sample exams that can be used as an aid to passing the exam with minimal effort. This books is for people who are planning to take the exam in the near future. They should go through the exam syllabus, research the topic and then attempt the sample exams to check their understanding about the subject. The sample exams can be used to find the areas of strength and weakness confidence. This book is also for people who are working in Agile projects and want to test their knowledge of Agile Testing based on the ISTQB syllabus along with trainers who can use these sample papers to measure their students' understanding of each syllabus chapter by focusing on specific questions from that particular chapter.
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide-Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628253825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 9503

To support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide) - Sixth Edition as a bundle with its latest, the Agile Practice Guide. The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance(R), serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers. PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge--including discussion of project management business documents--and information on the PMI Talent Triangle(TM) and the essential skills for success in today's market. Agile Practice Guide Agile Practice Guide has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide) - Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.
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Software Testing

An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Guide

Author: Brian Hambling,Peter Morgan,Angelina Samaroo,Geoff Thompson,Peter Williams

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172996

Category: Computer software

Page: 276

View: 6711

This guide provides practical insight into the world of software testing, explaining the basic steps of the testing process and how to perform effective tests. It also presents an overview of different techniques, both dynamic and static, and how to apply them.
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Lean Software Development

An Agile Toolkit: An Agile Toolkit

Author: Mary Poppendieck,Tom Poppendieck

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133812960

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 5248

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit Adapting agile practices to your development organization Uncovering and eradicating waste throughout the software development lifecycle Practical techniques for every development manager, project manager, and technical leader Lean software development: applying agile principles to your organization In Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck identify seven fundamental "lean" principles, adapt them for the world of software development, and show how they can serve as the foundation for agile development approaches that work. Along the way, they introduce 22 "thinking tools" that can help you customize the right agile practices for any environment. Better, cheaper, faster software development. You can have all three–if you adopt the same lean principles that have already revolutionized manufacturing, logistics and product development. Iterating towards excellence: software development as an exercise in discovery Managing uncertainty: "decide as late as possible" by building change into the system. Compressing the value stream: rapid development, feedback, and improvement Empowering teams and individuals without compromising coordination Software with integrity: promoting coherence, usability, fitness, maintainability, and adaptability How to "see the whole"–even when your developers are scattered across multiple locations and contractors Simply put, Lean Software Development helps you refocus development on value, flow, and people–so you can achieve breakthrough quality, savings, speed, and business alignment.
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Lean Architecture

for Agile Software Development

Author: James O. Coplien,Gertrud Bjørnvig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470970138

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 5449

More and more Agile projects are seeking architectural roots as they struggle with complexity and scale - and they're seeking lightweight ways to do it Still seeking? In this book the authors help you to find your own path Taking cues from Lean development, they can help steer your project toward practices with longstanding track records Up-front architecture? Sure. You can deliver an architecture as code that compiles and that concretely guides development without bogging it down in a mass of documents and guesses about the implementation Documentation? Even a whiteboard diagram, or a CRC card, is documentation: the goal isn't to avoid documentation, but to document just the right things in just the right amount Process? This all works within the frameworks of Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches
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