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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2016, held in Trondheim, Norway, in November 2016. The 24 revised full papers presented together with 21 short papers, 1 keynote, 3 invited papers, 5 workshop papers. 2 doctoral symposium papers, and 6 tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 82 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Early Phases in Software Engineering; Organizational Models; Architecture; Methods and Tools; Verification and Validation; Process Improvement; Speed and Agility in System Engineering; Requirements and Quality; Process and Repository Mining; Business Value and Benefits; Emerging Research Topics; and Future of Computing.
17th International Conference, PROFES 2016, Trondheim, Norway, November 22-24, 2016, Proceedings
Author: Pekka Abrahamsson,Andreas Jedlitschka,Anh Nguyen Duc,Michael Felderer,Sousuke Amasaki,Tommi Mikkonen
Handbook of System Safety and Security: Cyber Risk and Risk Management, Cyber Security, Adversary Modeling, Threat Analysis, Business of Safety, Functional Safety, Software Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems presents an update on the world's increasing adoption of computer-enabled products and the essential services they provide to our daily lives. The tailoring of these products and services to our personal preferences is expected and made possible by intelligence that is enabled by communication between them. Ensuring that the systems of these connected products operate safely, without creating hazards to us and those around us, is the focus of this book, which presents the central topics of current research and practice in systems safety and security as it relates to applications within transportation, energy, and the medical sciences. Each chapter is authored by one of the leading contributors to the current research and development on the topic. The perspective of this book is unique, as it takes the two topics, systems safety and systems security, as inextricably intertwined. Each is driven by concern about the hazards associated with a system’s performance. Presents the most current and leading edge research on system safety and security, featuring a panel of top experts in the field Includes several research advancements published for the first time, including the use of ‘goal structured notation’ together with a ‘judgment calculus’ and their automation as a ‘rule set’ to facilitate systems safety and systems security process execution in compliance with existing standards Presents for the first time the latest research in the field with the unique perspective that systems safety and systems security are inextricably intertwined Includes coverage of systems architecture, cyber physical systems, tradeoffs between safety, security, and performance, as well as the current methodologies and technologies and implantation practices for system safety and security
Cyber Risk and Risk Management, Cyber Security, Threat Analysis, Functional Safety, Software Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems
Author: Edward Griffor
Agiles Projektmanagement ist ein schneller und flexibler Ansatz zur Entwicklung und Verwaltung von Projekten aller Art, nicht nur im Softwarebereich. Dieses Buch erklärt Ihnen zunächst die agilen Prinzipien und Techniken - auch im Vergleich zum klassischen Projektmanagement. Anschließend sind Sie in der Lage, eine Produkt-Roadmap oder einen Zeitplan für Ihr Projekt nach agilen Prinzipien zu erstellen. Bereiten Sie sich auf Produkteinführungen mit der Leichtigkeit agiler Softwareentwickler vor. Behalten Sie Zeit und Kosten sowie Gruppendynamik, Qualität und Risiko Ihres Projekts im Blick, aber nutzen Sie auch die vorhandenen Freiräume.
Author: Mark C. Layton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Challenges in unpredictable markets, changing customer requirements, and advancing information technologies have lead to progression towards service oriented engineering and agile and lean software development. These prevailing approaches to software systems provide solutions to challenges in demanding business environments. Agile and Lean Service-Oriented Development: Foundations, Theory and Practice explores the groundwork of service-oriented and agile and lean development and the conceptual basis and experimental evidences for the combination of the two approaches. Highlighting the best tools and guidelines for these developments in practice, this book is essential for researchers and practitioners in the software development and service computing fields.
Foundations, Theory, and Practice
Author: Wang, Xiaofeng
Publisher: IGI Global
die revolutionäre Methode für Softwareentwicklung in kleinen Teams ; [das Manifest]
Author: Kent Beck
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
Being Agile is your roadmap to successfully transforming your organization to an Agile culture. Veteran agile coach Mario Moreira teaches new adopters how to implement a robust Agile framework to derive from it the maximum business benefit in terms of customer value, revenue, and employee engagement. Agile is a ubiquitous watchword in the corporate world, but only a minority of companies understand and practice what they pay lip service to. Too many content themselves with half-baked approximations such as Fragile (fragile Agile), ScrumBut (Scrum but not the practices), and Scrum Fall (mini-waterfalls in the sprints). Moreira shows maturing early adopters how to bridge the chasm between going through the motions of doing Agile and genuinely being Agile. After a high-level synopsis of Agile’s values and principles, methodologies (including Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, Leam, VFQ, and XP), and roles, Moreira plunges into the nitty-gritty of how to apply the ready, implement, coach, and hone (RICH) deployment model to all phases of a project in such a way as to embody and inculcate agile values and principles at the team level and promote agile transformation across your organization's culture. What you’ll learn Agile professionals, project managers, and middle, senior, and executive management in software engineering and development divisions and enterprises who read this book will learn how to: Evaluate team candidates for traits, skills, behavior, and attitudes diagnostic of an Agile mindset Set up Agile planning tools and framework Map stakeholder engagement Validate ongoing application of Agile best practices Adapt Scrum teams and techniques for various needs and conditions Who this book is for The primary readership for this book comprises Agile professionals, product managers, and middle, senior, and executive management in software engineering and development divisions and enterprises. The secondary readership includes business analysts agile and software configuration managers. Table of Contents Getting Started Crossing the Agile Chasm Business Benefits of Being Agile Importance of Customer Engagement Importance of Employee Engagement Foundations of Agile Ready, Implement, Coach, Hone (RICH) Deployment Framework Motivations for Moving to an Agile Culture Achieving an Agile Mindset Evaluating Executive Support and Team Willingness Treating Agile as a Transformation Project Adapting to Agile Roles and Responsibilities Evaluating Agile, Engineering, and Team Capability Establishing Agile Measures of Success Constructing a Scalable Agile Framework Establishing an Agile Education Program Creating a Customer Validation Vision Writing User Stories and Grooming the Backlog Working with Story Points, Velocity, and Burndowns Constructing Done Criteria to Promote Quality Considering Agile Tools within an ALM Framework Implementing, Coaching, and Honing Activities Adapting Governance and Performance Reviews Three Case Studies in Adopting Agile
Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile
Author: Mario E. Moreira
Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go throughrapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption ofagile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramaticallychange the role of project managers in many environments as we haveknown them and raise the bar for the entire project managementprofession; however, we are in the early stages of thattransformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact ithas on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist aboutboth Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles andpractices are treated as separate and independent domains ofknowledge with little or no integration between the two andsometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary,mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fittheir business and projects to one of those extremes when the rightsolution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might beconfused by all of this! This book will help project managersunravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally newperspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven projectmanagement principles and practices in a new light as complementaryto each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop anadaptive approach to blend those principles and practices togetherin the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditionalproject management but what’s very unique about this book isthat it takes an objective approach to help you understand thestrengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they canwork synergistically to improve project outcomes in anyproject. The book includes discussion topics, real world casestudies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks thatfacilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion ofthe principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-drivenproject management practices to provide a more thorough level ofunderstanding.
Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach
Author: Charles G. Cobb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Praxis-Handbuch für ScrumMaster, Teamleiter und Projektmanager in der agilen Software-Entwicklung
Author: Rachel Davies,Liz Sedley
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
This book examines agile approaches from a management perspective by focusing on matters of strategy, implementation, organization and people. It examines the turbulence of the marketplace and business environment in order to identify what role agile management has to play in coping with such change and uncertainty. Based on observations, personal experience and extensive research, it clearly identifies the fabric of the agile organization, helping managers to become agile leaders in an uncertain world. The book opens with a broad survey of agile strategies, comparing and contrasting some of the major methodologies selected on the basis of where they lie on a continuum of ceremony and formality, ranging from the minimalist technique-driven and software engineering focused XP, to the pragmatic product-project paradigm that is Scrum and its scaled counterpart SAFe®, to the comparatively project-centric DSDM. Subsequently, the core of the book focuses on DSDM, owing to the method’s comprehensive elaboration of program and project management practices. This work will chiefly be of interest to all those with decision-making authority within their organizations (e.g., senior managers, line managers, program, project and risk managers) and for whom topics such as strategy, finance, quality, governance and risk management constitute a daily aspect of their work. It will, however, also be of interest to those readers in advanced management or business administration courses (e.g., MBA, MSc), who wish to engage in the management of agile organizations and thus need to adapt their skills and knowledge accordingly.
Strategy, Implementation, Organisation and People
Author: Alan Moran
This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2011, held in Madrid, Spain, in May 2011. The year 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. In this spirit, the XP conference continued its fine tradition of promoting agility by disseminating new research results in a timely manner and by bringing together researchers and practitioners for a fruitful mutual exchange of experiences. As introduced for XP 2010, there were again two different program committees, one for research papers and one for experience reports. Regarding the research papers, 11 out of 56 submissions were accepted as full papers; and as far as the experience reports were concerned, the respective number was 4 out of 17 submissions. In addition to these papers, this volume also includes the short research papers, the abstracts of the posters, the position papers of the PhD symposium, and the abstracts of the workshops.
12th International Conference, XP 2011, Madrid, Spain, May 10-13, 2011, Proceedings
Author: Alberto Sillitti,Orit Hazzan,Emily Bache,Xavier Albaladejo
The PMI-ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide is an all-in-one package for comprehensive exam preparation. This up-to-date guide is fully aligned with the latest version of the exam, featuring coverage of 100 percent of the exam domains. Expanded coverage of AGILE includes the basic principles, value-driven delivery, stakeholder engagement, team performance, adaptive planning, problem detection and resolution, and continuous improvement to align with the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKa 6th Edition) and its increased emphasis on agile, adaptive and iterative practices. Coverage of 100 % of all exam objectives in thie Study Guide means you'll be ready for: Scrum and eXtreme Programming; Agil Initiation and Stakeholder Engagement; The Human Side of Agile Project Management; Agil Estimation and Planning; Effective Team Performance on Agile Projects; Agil Execution and Tracking of Iterations; Detecting problems and Working Through Change; Tailoring, Quality Management, and Improving Project Processes.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles As every developer knows, requirements are subject to change. But when you build adaptability into your code, you can respond to change more easily and avoid disruptive rework. Focusing on Agile programming, this book describes the best practices, principles, and patterns that enable you to create flexible, adaptive code--and deliver better business value. Expert guidance to bridge the gap between theory and practice Get grounded in Scrum: artifacts, roles, metrics, phases Organize and manage architectural dependencies Review best practices for patterns and anti-patterns Master SOLID principles: single-responsibility, open/closed, Liskov substitution Manage the versatility of interfaces for adaptive code Perform unit testing and refactoring in tandem See how delegation and abstraction impact code adaptability Learn best ways to implement dependency interjection Apply what you learn to a pragmatic, agile coding project Get code samples at: http://github.com/garymclean/AdaptiveCode
Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles
Author: Gary McLean Hall
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice. There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project—gathering requirements and setting up an environment—through to the development and deployment stages using an agile iterative approach: namely, Scrum. In the book, you'll focus on delivering an enterprise-level ASP.NET project. Each chapter is in iterations or sprints, putting into practice the features of agile—user stories, test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), continuous integration, user acceptance testing, extreme programming, Scrum, design patterns and principles, inside-out development, lean developent, KanBan boards, and more. An appendix features code katas designed for the reader to get up-to-speed with some of the features of extreme programming, while also showcasing popular open-source frameworks to assist in automated testing and mocking. In addition, popular open-source architectural foundation projects such as S#arp and NCommons are demonstrated to allow you to base future projects on these frameworks, which already have many best-practice design patterns and principles built in. What you’ll learn Gain practical knowledge on employing the Scrum project methodology using a real-world ASP.NET project See how extreme programming features in real world .NET projects Experience best practice-infused open-source frameworks that can be used to form the foundations of agile projects such as S#arp and NCommons Learn best-practice tools for user interface and user acceptance testing, such as Selenium and Fitnesse Discover details on how to capture requirements and drive development using user stories Learn how to estimate and plan agile projects and work with business stakeholders through a practical example Uncover tips for developing using the outside-in, TDD and BDD methodologies Gain information on tracking the progress of a project through burn down charts, iterations and retrospectives Who this book is for Experienced .NET developers who are looking to see how the Scrum agile project methodology and extreme programming features are employed in a real-world .NET application. Table of Contents The Art of Agile Development Managing Agile Projects with SCRUM Extreme Programming Sprint 0: Generating the Product Backlog Sprint 1: Starting a Game Sprint 2: Playing a Basic Game Sprint 3: Changing the Game Sprint 4: The Release Code Review What's Ahead for You and Scrum? Appendix A: TDD Primer with NUnit Appendix B: BDD Primer with SpecFlow Appendix C: Mocking with Moq Appendix D: Managing a Product Backlog with Pivotal Tracker Appendix E: Web Testing with WaitiN Appendix F: Source Control with SVN Appendix G: Continuous Integration wih Cruise Control .NET
Author: Scott Millett,Jerrel Blankenship,Matthew Bussa
Lean and Agile Development for Large-Scale Products: Key Practices for Sustainable Competitive Success Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum to sustainably and quickly deliver value and innovation. Drawing on their long experience leading and guiding lean and agile adoptions for large, multisite, and offshore product development, internationally recognized consultant and best-selling author Craig Larman and former leader of the agile transformation at Nokia Networks Bas Vodde share the key action tools needed for success. Coverage includes Frameworks for large-scale Scrum for multihundred-person product groups Testing and building quality in Product management and the end of the “contract game” between business and R&D Envisioning a large release, and planning for multiteam development Low-quality legacy code: why it’s created, and how to stop it Continuous integration in a large multisite context Agile architecting Multisite or offshore development Contracts and outsourced development In a competitive environment that demands ever-faster cycle times and greater innovation, the practices inspired by lean thinking and agile principles are ever-more relevant. Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development will help people realize a lean enterprise—and deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to the action tools in this text, see the companion book Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrumfor complementary foundation tools.
Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum
Author: Craig Larman,Bas Vodde
Publisher: Pearson Education
Dieses außergewöhnliche Buch vermittelt Scrum in einzigartiger Weise als eine Weltanschauung und nicht ausschließlich als Werkzeug oder Methode. Dabei wird Scrum aus der Perspektive des erfahrenen Anwenders betrachtet und pragmatische Agilität in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Der Leser findet in 39 Essays viele Denkanstöße, Ideen und praktische Hinweise zu Agilität und Scrum mit den drei zentralen Themen: "Menschen", "Prozesse" und "Kultur". Hierbei geht es gleichermaßen um das Individuum, um Selbstorganisation, technische Schulden und Aufwandsschätzung wie um Firmenpolitik und die Agilität großer Organisationen. Die Essays spiegeln ein breites Spektrum von Denkansätzen und Vorgehensweisen wider: Sie wurzeln im Pragmatismus oder Idealismus, gründen auf Erfahrung oder entspringen abstraktem Denken. Teils beziehen sie sich aufeinander, teils widersprechen oder ergänzen sie sich. Dabei nehmen die Autoren in Form von persönlichen Erfahrungsberichten und Anekdoten immer wieder eine kritische Sichtweise ein. Dadurch wird auch der Leser ermutigt, seine Handlungsweisen und Entwicklungspraktiken im Projektmanagement, in Arbeitsprozessen sowie in der Firmenpolitik kritisch zu hinterfragen und neue Wege zu gehen. Die 2. Auflage wurde vollständig überarbeitet und in zahlreichen Aspekten ergänzt.
Revolutionäre Ideen für den agilen Wandel
Author: Tobias Mayer,Olaf Lewitz,Urs Reupke,Sandra Reupke-Sieroux
Who should read this Book? This book is written for anyone who is interested in agility or needs to be agile. It is for those who seek deeper knowledge about what keeps the agile world together. You can read it from the perspective of a top manager or decision maker who feels the urge to be more agile. But you can also take the book and just follow it from the perspective of a user. What do you get? A systemic picture of agility - to enable you to analyze your system (your team, your department, your company or your business network) and identify fields of agile application and the specific need for agility. The ingredients of an agile mind-set - this allows you to transform your organization and develop an agile culture for your organization. The theoretical foundation of agile principles - so that you can really understand and assess the value of all the expert ideas for you and your organization. You will get the necessary skills to tailor organization specific agile frameworks without losing essential ingredients. Input for your own reflections - you will be capable of innovating agility and be ahead of the main stream.
Handbook for Agile Practices
Author: Alfred Oswald,Wolfram Müller
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Business & Economics
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Colombian Conference on Computing, CCC 2017, held in Cali, Colombia, in September 2017. The 56 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 186 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information and knowledge management, software engineering and IT architectures, educational informatics, intelligent systems and robotics, human-computer interaction, distributed systems and large-scale architectures, image processing, computer vision and multimedia, security of the information, formal methods, computational logic and theory of computation.
12th Colombian Conference, CCC 2017, Cali, Colombia, September 19-22, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Andrés Solano,Hugo Ordoñez
Agile Java™ Development With Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse is a book about robust technologies and effective methods which help bring simplicity back into the world of enterprise Java development. The three key technologies covered in this book, the Spring Framework, Hibernate and Eclipse, help reduce the complexity of enterprise Java development significantly. Furthermore, these technologies enable plain old Java objects (POJOs) to be deployed in light-weight containers versus heavy-handed remote objects that require heavy EJB containers. This book also extensively covers technologies such as Ant, JUnit, JSP tag libraries and touches upon other areas such as such logging, GUI based debugging, monitoring using JMX, job scheduling, emailing, and more. Also, Extreme Programming (XP), Agile Model Driven Development (AMDD) and refactoring are methods that can expedite the software development projects by reducing the amount of up front requirements and design; hence these methods are embedded throughout the book but with just enough details and examples to not sidetrack the focus of this book. In addition, this book contains well separated, subjective material (opinion sidebars), comic illustrations, tips and tricks, all of which provide real-world and practical perspectives on relevant topics. Last but not least, this book demonstrates the complete lifecycle by building and following a sample application, chapter-by-chapter, starting from conceptualization to production using the technology and processes covered in this book. In summary, by using the technologies and methods covered in this book, the reader will be able to effectively develop enterprise-class Java applications, in an agile manner!
Author: Anil Hemrajani
Publisher: Sams Publishing
This is a simple, easy-to-understand guide for anyone who wants to learn the Agility concept and the Scrum framework. It covers the underlying concepts and principles, along with Scrum roles and responsibilities, events, artifacts, and scaling approaches, as well as common practices and techniques. ❶ Instead of praising Agility, the book focuses on understanding the real meaning of it in a straightforward and consistent way and reviews the types of projects where it may work and where it may not. This foundation will help you find your way in real world daily problems. ❷ The book is a complete guide to the core Scrum framework, based on the Scrum Guide (Nov 2017 edition). It covers all roles and responsibilities, events, and artifacts, with a short section about scaling Scrum. ❸ There's a chapter on eXtreme Programming, which has been used as an excuse to explore some of the most important Agile practices and techniques, such as Test-Driven Development and Pair-Programming, in an integrated way. ❹ The fourth chapter is an overview of the DSDM(R) methodology, which is mainly focused on its approach to managing scope and fixed-price contracts in a structured way. ❺ There's an overview of Kanban and ScrumBan in the last chapter. This book is aligned with the EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation certification program.
Author: Van Haren Publishing