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Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide

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Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide

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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7x9
  • Pages: 368
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-111155-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-111155-4

Agile/iterative methods: From business case to successful implementation

This is the definitive guide for managers and students to agile and iterative development methods: what they are, how they work, how to implement them—and why you should.

Using statistically significant research and large-scale case studies, noted methods expert Craig Larman presents the most convincing case ever made for iterative development. Larman offers a concise, information-packed summary of the key ideas that drive all agile and iterative processes, with the details of four noteworthy iterative methods: Scrum, XP, RUP, and Evo. Coverage includes:

  • Compelling evidence that iterative methods reduce project risk
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Agile and iterative values and practices
  • Dozens of useful iterative and agile practice tips
  • New management skills for agile/iterative project leaders
  • Key practices of Scrum, XP, RUP, and Evo

Whether you're an IT executive, project manager, student of software engineering, or developer, Craig Larman will help you understand the promise of agile/iterative development, sell it throughout your organizationaeand transform the promise into reality.

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Software Development: Iterative & Evolutionary

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

Software Is New Product Development. What's Next? Web Resources.



2. Iterative <38> Evolutionary.

Iterative Development. Risk-Driven and Client-Driven Iterative Planning. Timeboxed Iterative Development. During the Iteration, No Changes from External Stakeholders. Evolutionary and Adaptive Development. Evolutionary Requirements Analysis. Early “Top Ten” High-Level Requirements and Skillful Analysis. Evolutionary and Adaptive Planning. Incremental Delivery. Evolutionary Delivery. The Most Common Mistake? Specific Iterative <38> Evolutionary Methods. What's Next? Recommended Readings.



3. Agile.

Agile Development. Classification of Methods. The Agile Manifesto and Principles. Agile Project Management. Embrace Communication and Feedback. Programming as If People Mattered. Simple Practices and Project Tools. Empirical vs Defined & Prescriptive Process. Principle-Based versus Rule-Based. Sustainable Discipline: The Human Touch. Team as a Complex Adaptive System. Agile Hype? Specific Agile Methods. What's Next? Recommended Readings.



4. Story.

What's Next?



5. Motivation.

The Facts of Change on Software Projects. Key Motivations for Iterative Development. Meeting the Requirements Challenge Iteratively. Problems with the Waterfall. What's Next?



6. Evidence.

Summary. Research Evidence. Early Historical Project Evidence. Standards-Body Evidence. Expert and Thought Leader Evidence. A Business Case for Iterative Development. The Historical Accident of Waterfall Validity? What's Next? Recommended Readings.



7. Scrum.

Method Overview. Lifecycle. Workproducts, Roles, and Practices. Values. Common Mistakes and Misunderstandings. Sample Projects. Process Mixtures. Adoption Strategies. Fact versus Fantasy. Strengths versus “Other”. History. What's Next? Recommended Readings.



8. Extreme Programming.

Method Overview. Lifecycle. Workproducts, Roles, and Practices. Values. Common Mistakes and Misunderstandings. Sample Projects. Process Mixtures. Adoption Strategies. Fact versus Fantasy. Strengths versus “Other”. History. What's Next? Recommended Readings.



9. Unified Process.

Method Overview. Lifecycle. Workproducts, Roles, and Practices. Values. Common Mistakes and Misunderstandings. Sample Projects. Process Mixtures. Adoption Strategies. Fact versus Fantasy. Strengths versus “Other”. History. What's Next? Recommended Readings.



10. Evo.

Method Overview. Lifecycle. Workproducts, Roles, and Practices. Values. Common Mistakes and Misunderstandings. Sample Projects. Process Mixtures. Adoption Strategies. Fact versus Fantasy. Strengths versus “Other”. History. What's Next? Recommended Readings.



11. Practice Tips.

Project Management. Environment. Requirements. Test.



12. Frequently Asked Questions.

Question List. Questions and Answers.



13. Bibliography.

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