User Stories Applied

Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321205685
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

"Offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. A great way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with 'user stories': simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. ... [the author] provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, [the author] shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing"--Back cover.

Succeeding with Agile

Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321579362
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Computers

Provides recommendations and case studies to help with the implementation of Scrum.

Essential Scrum

Author: Kenneth S. Rubin
Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783826690471
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Computers

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.

Fingerhut Sommer

Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423427258
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Fiction

Der fünfte Band: Schwarzer Humor trifft auf schwarze Magie Obwohl sich Police Constable Peter Grant schon unwohl fühlt, wenn er Londons Skyline auch nur ein paar Kilometer weit hinter sich lässt, wird er jetzt in die tiefste Provinz geschickt: in einen kleinen Ort in Herefordshire – wo sich Fuchs, Hase und der Dorfpolizist Gute Nacht sagen. Aber es werden zwei Kinder vermisst, und ihr Verschwinden erfolgte womöglich unter magischen Umständen. Also muss Peter notgedrungen sein angestammtes Biotop verlassen. Mit der Flusstochter Beverley Brook begibt er sich mutig nach Westen, hinein ins ländliche England ...

Agile Estimating and Planning

Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132703106
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Computers

Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done, with real-world examples and case studies. Concepts are clearly illustrated and readers are guided, step by step, toward how to answer the following questions: What will we build? How big will it be? When must it be done? How much can I really complete by then? You will first learn what makes a good plan-and then what makes it agile. Using the techniques in Agile Estimating and Planning , you can stay agile from start to finish, saving time, conserving resources, and accomplishing more. Highlights include: Why conventional prescriptive planning fails and why agile planning works How to estimate feature size using story points and ideal days–and when to use each How and when to re-estimate How to prioritize features using both financial and nonfinancial approaches How to split large features into smaller, more manageable ones How to plan iterations and predict your team's initial rate of progress How to schedule projects that have unusually high uncertainty or schedule-related risk How to estimate projects that will be worked on by multiple teams Agile Estimating and Planning supports any agile, semiagile, or iterative process, including Scrum, XP, Feature-Driven Development, Crystal, Adaptive Software Development, DSDM, Unified Process, and many more. It will be an indispensable resource for every development manager, team leader, and team member.

Enterprise Scale Agile Software Development

Author: James Schiel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439803226
Release Date: 2009-11-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development is the collective sum of knowledge accumulated during the full-scale transition of a 1400-person organization to agile development—considered the largest implementation of agile development and Scrum ever attempted anywhere in the world. Now James Schiel, a certified Scrum trainer and member of the Scrum Alliance, draws from his experience at the helm of that global four-year project to guide you and your organization through the transition. He lends his insight on how you can use Scrum as an organizational framework and implement XP practices to define how software is written and tested. He provides key information and tools to assess potential outcomes and then make the best corresponding choices in any given situation. Schiel sequences chapters to match typical developmental progression, and in addition to practical guidance, he provides a tool kit from which you can take ideas and select what works for you. Covering quality development practices based on ISO 9001, which help you create consistently high-quality software in a cost-efficient manner, this invaluable resource shows you how to— Improve project management practices and product quality assurance Adopt new management methods and requirements Involve your current customers in development, while inviting new ones Much more than a mere "body of knowledge," this volume goes beyond standardizing agile and Scrum practices. It breaks up the process into manageable tasks, illustrating how to set the stage for the change, plan it, and then initiate it. Using the methods and information presented, any organization should be able to achieve a nearly seamless transition to agile.

Pro Agile NET Development with SCRUM

Author: Scott Millett
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430235347
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: Computers

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.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

Author: Sam Guckenheimer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133119183
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Computers

Use Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2012 and Agile Methods to Deliver Higher Value Software Faster This is the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012—Microsoft’s complementary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. Written by the Microsoft Visual Studio product owner and a long-time Team Foundation Server implementation specialist, it focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly. Coverage includes • Accelerating the “flow of value” to customers, with a transparent backlog, PowerPoint Storyboarding, VS 2012 feedback requests, and a “usability lab” right into your customers’ hands • Driving quality upstream to uncover hidden architectural patterns, ensure cleaner code, fix multiple recurring “cloned” bugs at once, ensure the definition of done with continuous integration and deployment in a reliable build process • Eliminating “no repro” bugs with VS 2012’s six powerful mechanisms for more accurate fault identification and use of virtualized test environments • Using Scrum or other Agile methods with Process Templates effectively across distributed teams in large organization by automating burndowns and dashboards to identify “early warning signals” of emerging problems with quality or maintainability • Staying in the groove by storing the state of your work and environment with shelvesets, to let you handle interruptions smoothly • Leveraging VS 2012’s new support for multiple Microsoft and open source unit testing frameworks in your IDE and continuous integration pipeline • Performing exploratory testing to uncover bugs in surprising places and testing immersive Windows 8 apps • Rapidly improving team development and collaboration with the hosted Team Foundation Service Whatever your development role, this book will help you apply modern software development practices using Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 to focus on what really matters: building soft­ware that begins delivering exceptional value sooner and keeps delighting customers far into the future.

The Business Value of Agile Software Methods

Author: David F. Rico
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781604270310
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether to continue using traditional cost and benefit analysis methods such as systems and software engineering standards or to use a relatively new family of software development processes known as Agile methods is one of most prevalent questions within the information technology field today. Since each family of methods has its strengths and weaknesses, the question being raised by a growing number of executives and practitioners is: Which family of methods provides the greater business value and return on investment (ROI)? Whereas traditional methods have been in use for many decades, Agile methods are still a new phenomenon and, until now, very little literature has existed on how to quantify the business value of Agile methods in economic terms, such as ROI and net present value (NPV). Using cost of quality, total cost of ownership, and total life cycle cost parameters, The Business Value of Agile Software Methods offers a comprehensive methodology and introduces the industry's initial top-down parametric models for quantifying the costs and benefits of using Agile methods to create innovative software products. Based on real-world data, it illustrates the first simple-to-use parametric models of Real Options for estimating the business value of Agile methods since the inception of the Nobel prize winning Black-Scholes formulas. Numerous examples on how to estimate the costs, benefits, ROI, NPV, and real options of the major types of Agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming and Crystal Methods are also included. In addition, this reference provides the first comprehensive compilation of cost and benefit data on Agile methods from an analysis of hundreds of research studies.The Business Value of Agile Software Methods shatters key myths and misconceptions surrounding the modern-day phenomenon of Agile methods for creating innovative 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 highly complex IT projects in today's dynamic, turbulent, and highly uncertain marketplace. If you are an executive, manager, scholar, student, consultant or practitioner currently on the fence, you need to read this book!

Lean Architecture

Author: James O. Coplien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470970133
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Computers

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