eXtreme Programming is an ideal many software shops would love to reach, but with the constant pressures to produce software quickly, they cannot actually implement it. The Agile software process allows a company to implement eXtreme Programming quickly and immediately-and to begin producing software incrementally in as little as 30 days! Implementing eXtreme Programming is easier said than done. The process can be time consuming and actually slow down current software projects that are in process. This book shows readers how to use SCRUM, an Agile software development process, to quickly and seamlessly implement XP in their shop-while still producing actual software. Using SCRUM and the Agile process can virtually eliminate all downtime during an XP implementation.
Implementing lean principles to your existing organization allows you to identify strategies which enhance your results and minimize waste. Reduce useless feedback loops and deliver your product on time, every time!
Here's just a small taste of the problems implementing lean principles can help you overcome:
and much much more.....
Originally formed in manufacturing circles, lean principles have excellent application across all software development. Your organization too can benefit from these insights!
In this book you will learn the basics of lean software development including:
Grab your copy today and learn how you can improve your team's efficiency and create the results you desire within your organization!
Game development is in crisisâfacing bloated budgets, impossible schedules, unmanageable complexity, and death march overtime. Itâs no wonder so many development studios are struggling to survive. Fortunately, there is a solution. Scrum and Agile methods are already revolutionizing development outside the game industry. Now, long-time game developer Clinton Keith shows exactly how to successfully apply these methods to the unique challenges of game development.Â
Keith has spent more than fifteen years developing games, seven of them with Scrum and agile methods. Drawing on this unparalleled expertise, he shows how teams can use Scrum to deliver games more efficiently, rapidly, and cost-effectively; craft games that offer more entertainment value; and make life more fulfilling for development teams at the same time.
Youâll learn to form successful agile teams that incorporate programmers, producers, artists, testers, and designersâand promote effective collaboration within and beyond those teams, throughout the entire process. From long-range planning to progress tracking and continuous integration, Keith offers dozens of tips, tricks, and solutionsâall based firmly in reality and hard-won experience.
The final book of the hugely popular Scrum Project Management series is here and inside you will gain a deeper understanding of the following:
and much much more!
Learn how Scrum can improve your team dynamic and how it simplifies your release procedures and, indeed, your entire workflow in the orgaanization.
Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization
This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agileâand then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work.
Succeeding with Agile is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement.
Throughout, Cohn presents âThings to Try Nowâ sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary âObjectionâ sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includesÂ
Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your roleâmanager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project leadâthis book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization.
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