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Interview with Jim Highsmith
By Israel Gat, Jim Highsmith
Aug 17, 2009
Israel Gat talks with Jim Highsmith, author of Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, Second Edition, about why he wrote a new edition of the book, approaches to Agile development, Agile adoption, risk-mitigation strategies, and more.
Interview with Kent Beck and Martin Fowler
By Kent Beck
Mar 23, 2001
In its own way, extreme programming (XP) is as filled with excitement -- and hazards -- as many extreme sports. In this interview, XP experts Kent Beck and Martin Fowler address questions about the world of extreme programming.
Interview with Ron Jeffries, Ann Anderson, and Chet Hendrickson
By Addison-Wesley
Mar 16, 2001
Extreme programming (XP) is becoming a very popular model for building applications, and even businesses. In this interview, XP experts Ron Jeffries, Ann Anderson, and Chet Hendrickson explain how the principles of XP can apply to more than just ...
Introducing Agile Analytics: A Value-Driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
By Ken W. Collier
Sep 6, 2011
This chapter outlines the tenets of Agile Analytics and establishes the foundational principles behind each of the practices and techniques that are introduced in the successive chapters in this book.
Introduction to Agile Concepts in Real-Time and Embedded Systems Development
By Bruce Powel Douglass
Aug 25, 2009
This chapter begins by considering why we need agile approaches to software development and then discusses agile in the context of real-time and embedded systems. It then turns to the advantages of agile development processes as compared to more traditional approaches.
Introduction to the ICONIX Process of Software Modeling
By Rosen/Scott
Oct 12, 2001
If you find the Rational Unified Process too large, and Extreme Programming too small, take a look at the use case driven ICONIX process, which sits nicely in the middle.
Introduction to The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions
By Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck
Oct 16, 2013
Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck, authors of The Lean Mindset, show how lean companies really work and how a lean mindset is the key to creating stunning products and delivering amazing services.
Keeping the Code Clean
By Robert C. Martin
Sep 19, 2003
Is your kitchen a wreck? Your code probably is, too. "Uncle Bob" Martin explains why it's a bad idea to leave last week's "code spaghetti" drying on the dishes for cleanup later.
Keys to Successful Venture Capital Investing: Due Diligence
By David Gladstone, Laura Gladstone
Dec 23, 2003
This chapter starts the beginning of what venture capitalists (VCs) call the due diligence process. That is, it describes the steps that an investor should take in researching an investment opportunity. This is a detailed process that takes weeks—sometimes months—of work. It begins when an investor is confronted with a business proposal and must decide whether the idea warrants further investigation.
Leading Agile Developers: The Seven Levels of Authority (Part 1)
By Jurgen Appelo
Jan 26, 2011
For managers to make the best use of self-organization in their business, they need to distribute control and delegate their authority. In this article, Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, describes the scientific reason to empowering people in the first of his two-part series.
Leading Agile Developers: The Seven Levels of Authority (Part 2)
By Jurgen Appelo
Feb 3, 2011
For managers to make the best use of self-organization in their business, they need to distribute control and delegate their authority. In this article, Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, describes the seven levels of authority and the “authority board” managers can use to delegate control to self-organizing teams.
Leading Lean Software Development: Systems Thinking
By Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck
Dec 1, 2009
Learn how Systems Thinking helped Southwest Airlines succeed, the five questions to get you started with Systems Thinking, and why you need a product champion.
Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: An Interview with Ken Pugh
By Matthew Heusser, Ken Pugh
Jan 17, 2011
How does testing fit into an agile organization? Can you have both? And what does that look like? Matt Heusser interviewed Ken Pugh, author of Lean Agile Acceptance Test Driven Development, to find out.
Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: An Introductory Acceptance Test
By Ken Pugh
Feb 16, 2011
Ken Pugh presents an example of an acceptance test, along with four ways that you can execute an acceptance test.
Lean-Agile Release Planning
By Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott
Dec 10, 2009
Lean-Agile says the release plan must be driven by the needs of the business. To understand how to do this, you need to understand some fundamental concepts about process. Therefore, the chapter begins with a conversation about the issues that underlie process: predictability, level of definition, and requirements for feedback.
Manifestations: Scrumban Demystified
By Ajay Reddy
Jul 29, 2015
In this introductory chapter from The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban, Ajay Reddy describes the true essence of Scrumban.
Master of Scrum: An Interview with Mike Cohn
By Matthew Heusser, Mike Cohn
Aug 19, 2009
Mike Cohn reveals his experiences with Scrum transitions, the challenges of estimating software project duration and scope, Agile project management, and planning in collaborative environments - all while standing on one foot. Or, at least, he tries.
Mental Retooling for Agile Project Management
By David Christiansen
Dec 22, 2006
By stealthily employing some Agile principles, Dave Christiansen took his project team from pointless to practical. Here's the tale.
Mobilize: Rolling Out Scrumban
By Ajay Reddy
Aug 5, 2015
Rolling out Scrumban doesn’t have to require a lot of effort. In this chapter from The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban, Ajay Reddy covers how framework choices influence outcomes, offers a step-by-step guide to getting started, and explains how to use Scrumban to stabilize a team before you improve.
On Agile Management: An Interview with Jurgen Appelo
By Matthew Heusser, Jurgen Appelo
Nov 29, 2010
Is there a role for management in Agile organizations? Matt Heusser interviewed Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0, to find out.

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