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Testing in Scrum

Testing in Scrum

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Publisher: Rocky Nook

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2014

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These days, more and more software development projects are being carried out using agile methods like Scrum. Agile software development promises higher software quality, a shorter time to market, and improved focus on customer needs. However, the transition to working within an agile methodology is not easy. Familiar processes and procedures change drastically. Software testing and software quality assurance have a crucial role in ensuring that a software development team, department, or company successfully implements long-term agile development methods and benefits from this framework....

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The Mikado Method

The Mikado Method

By: Ola Ellnestam and Daniel Brolund

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

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Summary The Mikado Method is a book written by the creators of this process. It describes a pragmatic, straightforward, and empirical method to plan and perform non-trivial technical improvements on an existing software system. The method has simple rules, but the applicability is vast. As you read, you'll practice a step-by-step system for identifying the scope and nature of your technical debt, mapping the key dependencies, and determining the safest way to approach the “Mikado”your goal. About the Technology The game “pick-up sticks” is a good metaphor for the Mikado Method. You...

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Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action

By: Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 20-FEB-2014

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Summary Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on real-world experience and observations from two kanban coaches who have introduced this process to dozens of teams. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works, as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies on a kanban board to help you organize and track your work items. About the Book Too much work and too little time? If this is daily life for your team, you need kanban, a lean knowledge-management method designed to involve all team...

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Die Kraft von Scrum

Die Kraft von Scrum

By: Henning Wolf; Rini van Solingen; Eelco Rustenburg

Publisher: dpunkt

Publication Date: 05-MAR-2014

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Scrum ist ein leichtgewichtiger agiler Ansatz für das Projektmanagement, der schnelle und effektive Softwareentwicklung fördert. Dabei folgt Scrum einem Schritt-für-Schritt-Ansatz und fokussiert auf Wertschöpfung, Teamverantwortung und enge Kundeneinbeziehung. In Form einer fiktiven Handlung werden hier die Probleme eines CTO einer Softwarefirma beschrieben, dessen wichtigstes Projekt in Schwierigkeiten ist. Mit der Hilfe eines Scrum-Coaches wird die Vorgehensweise komplett geändert und das Projekt zum Erfolg geführt. Dabei werden viele der Kernprobleme strukturell und nachhaltig beseitigt....

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Retrospektiven in der Praxis

Retrospektiven in der Praxis

By: Marc Löffler

Publisher: dpunkt

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2014

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Retrospektiven sind eine der tragenden Säulen einer erfolgreichen agilen Transition und eines der besten Werkzeuge, um die notwendigen kulturellen Veränderungen in einer Organisation zu bewerkstelligen. Sie finden im agilen Kontext wie auch im traditionellen Projektmanagement ihre Verwendung, z.B. in Lessons-Learned-Workshops. Der Autor behandelt praxisnah und mit vielen Beispielen, wie Retrospektiven vorbereitet und moderiert werden. Auch verteilte, lösungsorientierte und systemische Retrospektiven werden jeweils ausführlich behandelt und es werden typische Fallstricke aufgezeigt....

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Agile Bibliography

Agile Bibliography

By: Safari Content Team

Publisher: Safari Books Online

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Use this bibliography to master the agile approach in software development, from XP to Scrum to scaling agility and managing risk, and more....

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Software in 30 Tagen

Software in 30 Tagen

By: ; Jeff Sutherland

Publisher: dpunkt

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2014

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Das Buch wendet sich an IT-Führungskräfte und Manager, die Scrum im Unternehmen einführen möchten, um in der Softwareentwicklung erfolgreicher zu sein. Es zeigt, wie Software in kleinen, sog. Inkrementen von maximal 30 Tagen entwickelt wird, sodass nach jedem Inkrement die Richtung der Entwicklung geändert werden kann. Mit Scrum kann flexibel auf veränderte Marktbedingungen reagiert und das vertiefte Verständnis der benötigten Produkteigenschaften in die weitere Planung integriert werden. Führungskräfte lernen in diesem Buch, wie sie Risiken im Projekt im Griff behalten und das Team dabei...

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Agiles Produktmanagement mit Scrum, 2nd Edition

Agiles Produktmanagement mit Scrum, 2nd Edition

By: Roman Pichler

Publisher: dpunkt

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2014

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Dieses Buch hilft Ihnen, erfolgreich innovative Produkte mit Scrum zu entwickeln. Anhand zahlreicher Praxisbeispiele erklärt der Autor anschaulich und leicht verständlich die Rolle des Product Owner und den Einsatz agiler Produktmanagementkonzepte und -techniken. Dabei stehen softwarebasierte Produkte, die von Webapplikationen bis zu Mobiltelefonen reichen, im Fokus. Jedes Kapitel endet mit einer Erörterung häufig gemachter Fehler und einer Zusammenfassung der vorgestellten Konzepte. Das Buch richtet sich an Product Owner sowie Führungskräfte und Scrum Master....

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Geschichten vom Scrum, 2nd Edition

Geschichten vom Scrum, 2nd Edition

By: Holger Koschek

Publisher: dpunkt

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2014

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In der agilen Welt bedient man sich gerne der uralten Tradition des Geschichtenerzählens, um Wissen zu vermitteln und Inhalte erlebbar zu machen. Der Autor illustriert in diesem Sinne anhand eines fiktiven Projekts die Werte, Konzepte undPraktiken von Scrum: Sie begleiten ein Team von Märchengestalten auf ihrem Weg zum Projekterfolg. Am Ende wissen Sie nicht nur, aus welchen Elementen Scrum besteht, sondern auch, wie Sie diese erfolgreich einsetzen können.Die 2. Auflage beschreibt neue Praktiken und Werkzeuge. Als methodische Grundlage dient der »Scrum Guide« in der Version 2013....

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Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

By: Ricardo Colomo-Palacios; Jose Calvo-Manzano Villalón; Antonio de Amescua Seco; Tomás San Feliu Gilabert

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Applying methodologies of Software Process Improvement (SPI) is an effective way for businesses to remain competitive in the software industry. However, many organizations find implementing software process initiatives challenging. Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement reviews current SPI techniques and applications through discussions on current and future trends as well as the presentation of case studies on SPI implementation. Ideal for use by academics, students, and policy-makers, as well as industry professionals and managers, this...

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Rough Cuts
Lean Enterprise

Lean Enterprise

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 22-DEC-2013

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Adopting Lean and Agile software delivery methodologies is hard in enterprises with annual budgeting cycles, compliance concerns, legacy systems to maintain, and organizational silos. This book is a uniquely practical guide to the secrets of transforming non-startups so that they can develop new products and services faster and more cheaply....

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The Business Value of Agile Software Methods

The Business Value of Agile Software Methods

By: David Rico; Hasan Sayani; Saya Sone

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 18-SEP-2009

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The Business Value of Agile Software Methods shatters key myths and misconceptions surrounding the modern-day phenomenon of Agile methods for creating software products. It provides a complete business value comparison between traditional and Agile methods. The keys to maximizing the business value of any method are low costs and high benefits and the business value of Agile methods, when compared to traditional methods, proves to be very impressive. Agile methods are a new model of project management that can be used to improve the success, business value, and ROI of high-risk and...

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Project Management the Agile Way

Project Management the Agile Way

By: John Goodpasture

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 13-JAN-2010

Insert Date: 11-DEC-2013

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Project Management the Agile Way was written for experienced project managers, architects and systems analysts who are comfortable in traditional methods of project management but now need to learn about agile methods for software projects and understand how to make agile work effectively in the enterprise. The methodologies included under the agile umbrella go by many names, such as Scrum, XP, Crystal and EVO, to name a few. Project managers will gain practical day-to-day tips and advice on how to apply these practices to mainstream projects and how to integrate these methods with...

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Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

By: Mario E. Moreira

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2013

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Being Agile is your roadmap to successfully adopting Agile methods. Veteran Scrum Master and Agile Coach Mario Moreira teaches new adopters how to implement a robust Agile methodology for the first time. 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 ScrumFall (mini-waterfalls in the sprints). Moreira shows maturing early adopters how to bridge the chasm...

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The Power of the Agile Business Analyst: 30 Surprising Ways a Business Analyst Can Add Value to Your Agile Development Team

The Power of the Agile Business Analyst: 30 Surprising Ways a Business Analyst Can Add Value to Your Agile Development Team

By: Jamie Lynn Cooke

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2013

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If the goal of an Agile project is to deliver the highest business value solution possible, why is the business user the least supported member of the Agile team? It's good to be an Agile developer. The Agile community provides Agile developers with countless supporting resources including books, websites, forums, and conferences where Agile development issues can be raised, discussed, and jointly addressed by the group. The interesting thing is that, where Agile approaches go to great lengths to provide developers with the foundation they need to deliver high-value software...

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A sneak peek at up-and-coming trends in IT, a multidimensional vision for achieving business agility through agile architectures The Agile Architecture Revolution places IT trends into the context of Enterprise Architecture, reinventing Enterprise Architecture to support continuous business transformation. It focuses on the challenges of large organizations, while placing such organizations into the broader business ecosystem that includes small and midsize organizations as well as startups. Organizes the important trends that are facing technology in businesses and public sector...

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Hudson Continuous Integration in Practice

Hudson Continuous Integration in Practice

By: Ed Burns; Winston Prakash

Publisher: Oracle Press

Publication Date: 27-SEP-2013

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Best Practices for Implementing Continuous Integration with Hudson Optimize productivity while reducing risk and complexity by adopting a highly agile, “automate everything” software design philosophy. Hudson Continuous Integration in Practice shows you how to streamline and stabilize each process in your development lifecycle. Get expert tips for deploying a Hudson server, managing test and reporting frameworks, using source code management (SCM), and incorporating third-party CI tools. Distributed builds, plugin development, and system administration are also covered in this Oracle Press...

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Learning Gerrit Code Review

Learning Gerrit Code Review

By: Luca Milanesio;

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2013

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Leverage the power of Gerrit code review to make software development more cooperative and social Understand the concepts of collective code review using Gerrit through a set of simple examples Integrate code review functionality into Continuous Integration with Jenkins Experiment with the code review lifecycle in real-life scenarios In Detail Developing software is now more than ever before a globally distributed activity: agile methodologies that worked well enough with co-located teams now need to be empowered with additional tools such as Gerrit code review to...

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Agile Project Management: Essentials from the Project Management Journal

Agile Project Management: Essentials from the Project Management Journal

By: Project Management Journal

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

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The development of the Agile Movement, whatever the area of application or discipline, comes from the famous "faster, cheaper, better" maxim. As such, the agile manufacturing paradigm rests on four principles: response to change and uncertainty, supplying highly customized products, synthesis of diverse technologies, and intra-enterprise and inter-enterprise integration. For the reader interested in agile project management applications, response to changes, and transformations and its impact on managing projects, this book is a must-read. Various insights are covered,...

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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

By: Jaibeer Malik;

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2013

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An intuitive guide to efficiently track and manage projects in an agile way using GreenHopper for JIRA Manage multi-project and multi-team backlog items for agile projects Learn how to use GreenHopper’s rich interface features to focus on the work at hand and increase productivity Easy agile process adoption with pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban In Detail Agile methodologies like Scrum focus on customer values in an incremental way. Regular planning, tracking, reporting, and improving can become equally challenging from a project management perspective. GreenHopper...