Agile revolutionized the way people think about developing software, but there are literally dozens of ways that you can "go agile." While one team may find a particular agile practice easy to use, another team may find the same practice devilishly difficult. This book demystifies agile methodologies: why they're designed the way they are, what problems they address, and the values, principles, and ideas they embody.
Learning Agile helps you recognize the principles that apply to development problems specific to your team, company, and projects. You'll discover how to use that information to guide your choice of methodologies and practices.
With this book you'll learn:
Values that effective software teams possess
The methodologies that embody those values
The practices that make up those methodologies
And principles that help you bring those values, methodologies, and practices to your team and your company
Über den Autor
Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene have been building software together since 1998. Andrew comes from a programming background, and has managed teams of requirements analysts, designers, and developers. Between the two of them, they have managed every aspect of software development. He and Jennifer Greene formed Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, with a focus on project management, software development, management consulting, and software process improvement. They have worked in a wide range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, media, non-profit, entertainment, natural language processing, science and academia. For more information about them and their book, Applied Software Project Management, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.
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