Learning Agile

Learning Agile Author Andrew Stellman
ISBN-10 9781449363840
Release 2014-11-12
Pages 420
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Learning Agile is a comprehensive guide to the most popular agile methods, written in a light and engaging style that makes it easy for you to learn. Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban. Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you’re considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you’ll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company. Understand the purpose behind agile’s core values and principles Learn Scrum’s emphasis on project management, self-organization, and collective commitment Focus on software design and architecture with XP practices such as test-first and pair programming Use Lean thinking to empower your team, eliminate waste, and deliver software fast Learn how Kanban’s practices help you deliver great software by managing flow Adopt agile practices and principles with an agile coach



Changing Software Development

Changing Software Development Author Allan Kelly
ISBN-10 0470725311
Release 2008-02-28
Pages 258
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Changing Software Development explains why software development is an exercise in change management and organizational intelligence. An underlying belief is that change is learning and learning creates knowledge. By blending the theory of knowledge management, developers and managers will gain the tools to enhance learning and change to accommodate new innovative approaches such as agile and lean computing. Changing Software Development is peppered with practical advice and case studies to explain how and why knowledge, learning and change are important in the development process. Today, managers are pre-occupied with knowledge management, organization learning and change management; while software developers are often ignorant of the bigger issues embedded in their work. This innovative book bridges this divide by linking the software world of technology and processes to the business world of knowledge, learning and change.



Essential Scrum

Essential Scrum Author Kenneth S. Rubin
ISBN-10 9783826690471
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 480
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Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen aus der Praxis Mit Vorworten von Mike Cohn und Ron Jeffries Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-Ebene Kernkonzepte, Rollen, Planung und Sprints ausführlich erläutert Auch geeignet zur Vorbereitung auf die Scrum-Zertifizierung Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Teil: Kernkonzepte Scrum-Framework Agile Prinzipien Sprints Anforderungen und User Stories Das Product Backlog Schätzungen und Velocity Technische Schulden 2. Teil: Rollen Product Owner ScrumMaster Entwicklungsteam Strukturen des Scrum-Teams Manager 3. Teil: Planung Scrum-Planungsprinzipien Mehrstufige Planung Portfolio-Planung Visionsfindung/Produktplanung Release-Planung 4. Teil: Sprints Sprint-Planung Sprint-Ausführung Sprint Review Sprint-Retrospektive Dieses Buch beschreibt das Wesen von Scrum – die Dinge, die Sie wissen müssen, wenn Sie Scrum erfolgreich einsetzen wollen, um innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen zu entwickeln. Es ist entstanden, weil der Autor Kenneth S. Rubin als Agile- und Scrum-Berater oft nach einem Referenzbuch für Scrum gefragt worden ist – einem Buch, das einen umfassenden Überblick über das Scrum-Framework bietet und darüber hinaus die beliebtesten Ansätze für die Anwendung von Scrum präsentiert. Dieses Buch ist der Versuch, die eine entscheidende Quelle für alles Wesentliche über Scrum bereitzustellen. Rubin beleuchtet die Werte, Prinzipien und Praktiken von Scrum und beschreibt bewährte, flexible Ansätze, die Ihnen helfen werden, sie viel effektiver umzusetzen. Dabei liefert er mehr als nur die Grundlagen und weist zudem auf wichtige Probleme hin, die Ihnen auf Ihrem Weg begegnen können. Ob Sie sich nun zum ersten Mal an Scrum versuchen oder es schon seit Jahren benutzen: Dieses Buch weiht Sie in die Geheimnisse des Scrum-Entwicklungsverfahrens ein und vermittelt Ihnen ein umfangreiches Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-Ebene. Für diejenigen, die bereits mit Scrum vertraut sind, eignet es sich als Scrum-Referenz. Rubin hat das Buch nicht für eine bestimmte Scrum-Rolle geschrieben. Stattdessen soll es allen, die direkt oder indirekt mit Scrum zu tun haben, ein gemeinsames Verständnis von Scrum und den Prinzipien, auf denen es beruht, vermitteln. Stellen Sie sich meine Überraschung und mein Entzücken vor, als ich feststellte, dass das Buch praktisch alles behandelt, was man über Scrum wissen muss – sowohl für Anfänger als auch für alte Hasen. Ron Jeffries (aus dem Vorwort) Über den Autor: Kenneth S. Rubin ist zertifizierter Scrum- und Agile-Trainer und -Berater und hilft Unternehmen, ihre Produktentwicklung effektiver und wirtschaftlicher zu gestalten. Er hat inzwischen mehr als 18.000 Menschen in den Bereichen Agile und Scrum, Organisation objektorientierter Projekte und Übergangsmanagement unterwiesen und Hunderten von Unternehmen als Berater zur Seite gestanden. Rubin war der erste Managing Director der weltweit agierenden Scrum Alliance und erfolgreich als Scrum-Product-Owner, ScrumMaster und Entwickler unterwegs.



Agile Methodology for Developing Measuring Learning

Agile Methodology for Developing   Measuring Learning Author Kaliym A. Islam, M.Ed.
ISBN-10 9781491823880
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 98
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This book can help transform your training development methodology into one that allows you to rapidly respond to ever changing business needs. It will teach you how to deliver learning solutions that are both timely and effective. It will introduce you to a flexible development technique, one that allows you to keep pace with fast changing business conditions. It will show you how to achieve better collaboration with your business partners. It will help you create empowered, self-organizing, cross functional teams that can distill large training efforts into smaller components that can then be developed and delivered over multiple iterations. Finally, this book will help you assess if the organizational structure of your training department is optimized to support the needs of your company.



Agile in a Flash

Agile in a Flash Author Jeff Langr
ISBN-10 1934356719
Release 2011
Pages 110
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This deck of index cards is arranged in four sections: concepts, planning, teamwork and coding. The front of the card lists the things you need to know and the back provides further detail.



More Agile Testing

More Agile Testing Author Janet Gregory
ISBN-10 9780133749564
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 544
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Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing. Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they’ve learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about. Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You’ll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices. You’ll come away understanding • How to clarify testing activities within the team • Ways to collaborate with business experts to identify valuable features and deliver the right capabilities • How to design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance • How agile team members can improve and expand their testing skills • How to plan “just enough,” balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system • How to use testing to identify and mitigate risks associated with your current agile processes and to prevent defects • How to address challenges within your product or organizational context • How to perform exploratory testing using “personas” and “tours” • Exploratory testing approaches that engage the whole team, using test charters with session- and thread-based techniques • How to bring new agile testers up to speed quickly–without overwhelming them The eBook edition of More Agile Testing also is available as part of a two-eBook collection, The Agile Testing Collection (9780134190624).



Towards a Reflective agile Learning Model and Method in the Case of Small shop Software Development

Towards a Reflective agile Learning Model and Method in the Case of Small shop Software Development Author Jeffry Stephen Babb (Jr.)
ISBN-10 OCLC:613722880
Release 2009
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The ascension and use of agile and lightweight software development methods have challenged extant software design and development paradigms; this is especially notable in the case of small-team and small-shop software development. In this dissertation, a Reflective-Agile Learning Method and Methodology (RALMM) for small-shop software development, is proposed to enhance communication and learning in the use of agile methods. The purpose of the inquiry in this dissertation pertains to: the nature of the professional practice of small team software development; the implications of the epistemology of Reflective Practice has for the professional practice of small-team software development; and whether the introduction of Reflective Practice to an extant agile methodology improves process, productivity and professional confidence for a small development team. This dissertation uses Dialogical Action Research (M©3¡2©2℗Ærtensson and Lee 2004), or Dialogical AR, a qualitative and interpretive research approach, to iteratively develop and refine the Reflective-Agile Learning Model and Method (RALMM). The proposed model and method also considers Hazzan and Tomayko's 2002, 2004, and 2005) synthesis of Schön's (1983, 1987) Reflective Practice and Extreme Programming (XP). RALMM is shaped by Argyris and Schön's theories of practice (1974) and Organizational Learning (1978, 1996) and Schön's ancillary work on generative metaphor (1979) and frames (Schön et al. 1994). The RALMM artifact was developed in a Dialogical AR Partnership using Lee's (2007) framework for synthesizing design science and action research. The development and use of RALMM facilitated theorizing on the role of Reflective Practice in the successful use of agile methods. To assist in interpretation and analysis, the data collected during Dialogical AR cycles are analyzed using Strauss and Corbin's (1998) Grounded Theory as a mode of analysis to guide in the coding and analysis of qualitative evidence from the research. As a result of this research, RALMM improved the practitioners' processes and productivity. Furthermore, RALMM helped to establish, formalize and reinforce a team learning system for the continued development of the practitioners' professional repertoire. Additionally, the iterative development of RALMM provides a basis for theorizing on Reflective Practice as an epistemology, paradigm, metaphor and frame of reference for the professional practice of small-shop software development.



Problem based Learning into the Future

Problem based Learning into the Future Author Megan Yih Chyn A. Kek
ISBN-10 9789811024542
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 195
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In this book we respond to a higher education environment that is on the verge of profound changes by imagining an evolving and agile problem-based learning ecology for learning. The goal of doing so is to humanise university education by pursuing innovative approaches to student learning, teaching, curricula, assessment, and professional learning, and to employ interdisciplinary methods that go far beyond institutional walls and include student development and support, curriculum sustainability, research and the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as administration and leadership. An agile problem-based learning (PBL) ecology for learning deliberately blurs the boundaries between disciplines, between students and teachers, between students and employers, between employers and teachers, between academics and professional staff, between formal and informal learning, and between teaching and research. It is based on the recognition that all of these elements are interconnected and constantly evolving, rather than being discrete and static. Throughout this book, our central argument is that there is no single person who is responsible for educating students. Rather, it is everyone’s responsibility – teachers, students, employers, administrators, and wider social networks, inside and outside of the university. Agile PBL is about making connections, rather than erecting barriers. In summary, this book is not about maintaining comfort zones, but rather about becoming comfortable with discomfort. The actual implementation is beyond the scope of this book and we envisage that changing perceptions towards this vision will itself be a mammoth task. However, we believe that the alternative of leaving things as they are would ultimately prove untenable, and more distressingly, would leave a generation of students afraid to think, feel, and act for themselves, let alone being able to face the challenges of the 21st century.



Agile Anywhere

Agile Anywhere Author Orit Hazzan
ISBN-10 9783319101576
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 72
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The message conveyed in this work is that agility can be implemented anywhere. Accordingly, ten guidelines are presented for the adoption of agility to enable us to cope with changes in our lives, in our teams, and in our organizations. Since the authors advocate agility, the content is presented in the form of concise standalone chapters, allowing the reader to focus on the specific topic they wish to adopt in order to become agile.



Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming Author Pekka Abrahamsson
ISBN-10 9783642018534
Release 2009-05-19
Pages 278
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The field of software engineering is characterized by speed and turbulence in many regards. While new ideas are proposed almost on a yearly basis, very few of them live for a decade or a longer. Lightweight software development methods were a new idea in the latter part of the 1990s. Now, ten years later, they are better known as agile software development methods, and an active community driven by practitioners has formed around the new way of thinking. Agile software development is currently being embraced by the research community as well. As a sign of increased research activity, most research-oriented conferences have an agile software development track included in the conference program. The XP conference series established in 2000 was the first conference dedicated to agile processes in software engineering. The idea of the conference is to offer a unique setting for advancing the state of the art in research and practice of agile processes. This year’s conference was the tenth consecutive edition of this international event. Due to the diverse nature of different activities during the conference, XP is claimed to be more of an experience rather then a regular conference. It offers several different ways to interact and strives to create a truly collaborative environment where new ideas and exciting findings can be presented and shared. This is clearly visible from this year’s program as well.



Agile Development in the Real World

Agile Development in the Real World Author Alan Cline
ISBN-10 9781484216798
Release 2015-12-28
Pages 297
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This book is a practical guide for new agile practitioners and contains everything a new project manager needs to know to get up to speed with agile practices quickly and sort out the hype and dogma of pseudo-agile practices.The author lays out the general guidelines for running an agile project with the assumption that the project team may be working in a traditional environment (using the waterfall model, or something similar). Agile Development in the Real World conveys valuable insights to multiple audiences: For new-to-agile project managers, this book provides a distinctive approach that Alan Cline has used with great success, while showing the decision points and perspectives as the agile project moves forward from one step to the next. This allows new agile project managers or agile coaches to choose between the benefits of agile and the benefits of other methods. For the agile technical team member, this book contains templates and sample project artifacts to assist in learning agile techniques and to be used as exemplars for the new practitioner’s own project. For the Project Management Office (PMO), the first three chapters focus on portfolio management. They explain, for the agilists’ benefit, how projects are selected and approved, and why projects have an inherent "shelf-life" that results in hard deadlines that may seem arbitrary to traditional technical teams. What You Will Learn: How and why the evolution of project management, from PM-1 (prescriptive) to PM-2 (adaptive) affects modern 21st century project management. How sociology (stakeholder management), psychology (team dynamics), and anthropology (organizational culture) affect the way software is developed today, and why it is far more effective A clear delineation of what must to be accomplished by all the roles (PM, BA, APM, Developer, and Tester), why those roles are needed, and what they must do Step-by-step guide for a successful project based on studies and the author’s own experiences. Specific techniques for each role on the development team, both in the pre-iteration and iteration cycles, of product development. The appendices contain templates that the team could use or modify to tailor their own agile processes specific to the team, project, and organization.



Managing Agile

Managing Agile Author Alan Moran
ISBN-10 9783319162621
Release 2015-03-18
Pages 266
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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 cou rses (e.g., MBA, MSc), who wish to engage in the management of agile organizations and thus need to adapt their skills and knowledge accordingly.



Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management

Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management Author Megan Torrance
ISBN-10 9781562869618
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 16
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The Agile methodology helps project managers respond to rapidly changing business requirements that can shift even before a project is complete. It guides you to better target the deliverables required to meet a project’s goals, fine tuning as necessary. A form of Agile, the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach (LLAMA), is designed specifically for instructional projects. In this TD at Work, you will learn how to: • Identify business goals that will help you align your project accordingly. • Leverage the LLAMA approach to define the scope of a project. • Select a primary learner persona (PLP) for your project. • Break your project into easy to manage tasks. • Use iterative development to refine a project’s deliverables.



Agile Learning New Media and Technological Infusement at a New University

Agile Learning  New Media  and Technological Infusement at a New University Author Armando Antonio Arias
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173009864604
Release 2000
Pages 38
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Agile Learning New Media and Technological Infusement at a New University has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Agile Learning New Media and Technological Infusement at a New University also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Agile Learning New Media and Technological Infusement at a New University book for free.



Making Sense of Agile Project Management

Making Sense of Agile Project Management Author Charles G. Cobb
ISBN-10 1118015703
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 264
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The book is intended to provide a much deeper understanding of agile principles, methodologies, and practices to enable project managers to develop a more agile approach and understand how to blend and tailor agile and traditional principles, methodologies, and practices to create an appropriate balance of control and agility to fit a business environment as well as the risks and complexities of any individual project. The book will also provide business managers and leaders an understanding of how to fit agile methodologies into an overall business strategy that provides the right balance of control and agility for their business.



Advances in Web Based Learning ICWL 2004

Advances in Web Based Learning   ICWL 2004 Author Wenyin Liu
ISBN-10 9783540225423
Release 2004-07-14
Pages 470
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With the rapid development of Web-based learning and new concepts like virtual cla- rooms, virtual laboratories and virtual universities, many issues need to be addressed. On the technical side, there is a need for effective technology for deployment of W- based education.On the learning side, the cyber mode of learning is very different from classroom-based learning. How can instructional developmentcope with this new style of learning? On the management side, the establishment of the cyber university - poses very different requirements for the set-up. Does industry-university partnership provide a solution to addressing the technological and management issues? Why do we need to standardize e-learning and what can we do already? As with many other new developments, more research is needed to establish the concepts and best practice for Web-based learning. ICWL 2004, the 3rd International Conference on Web-Based Learning, was held at the Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) from August 8th to 11th, 2004, as a continued attempt to address many of the above-mentioned issues. Following the great successes of ICWL 2002 (Hong Kong) and ICWL 2003 (Australia), ICWL 2004 aimed at p- senting new progress in the technical, pedagogical, as well as management issues of Web-based learning. The conference featured a comprehensive program, including a tutorial session, a keynote talk, a main track for regular paper presentations, and an - dustrial track. We received 120 papers and accepted only 58 of them in the main track for both oral and poster presentations.



Introduction to Agile Methods

Introduction to Agile Methods Author Sondra Ashmore Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780133435214
Release 2014-06-23
Pages 336
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A Thorough Introduction to the Agile Framework and Methodologies That Are Used Worldwide Organizations of all shapes and sizes are embracing Agile methodologies as a way to transform their products, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement. Many people with varying levels of work experience are interested in understanding the architecture and nuances of Agile, but it is difficult to know where to start. Numerous practitioner books are available, but there has never been a single source for unbiased information about Agile methodologies–until now. Introduction to Agile Methods is the place to start for students and professionals who want to understand Agile and become conversant with Agile values, principles, framework, and processes. Authors Sondra Ashmore and Kristin Runyan use academic research and their own experiences with numerous Agile implementations to present a clear description of the essential concepts. They address all key roles and the entire development life cycle, including common roadblocks that must be overcome to be successful. Through the authors’ realistic use cases, practical examples, and thought-provoking interviews with pioneering practitioners, complex concepts are made relatable. No matter what your role or level of experience, this book provides a foundational understanding that can be used to start or enhance any Agile effort. Coverage includes How Agile compares with the Waterfall method and when to use each Why Agile demands a cultural transformation–and how that looks to each participant Comparing various Agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Crystal, Feature Driven Development (FDD), Lean, and DSDM Understanding the roles within Agile and how they work together to create superior results Agile approaches to requirements gathering, planning, estimating, tracking, reporting, testing, quality, and integration Extending Agile beyond IT