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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success
Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success Amr Elssamadisy 0321514521 9780321514523 Proven Patterns and Techniques for Succeeding with Agile in Your OrganizationAgile methods promise to help you create software that delivers far mor
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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

Proven Patterns and Techniques for Succeeding with Agile in Your OrganizationAgile methods promise to help you create software that delivers far more business value and do it faster, at lower cost, and with less pain. However, many organizations struggle with implementation and leveraging these methods to their full benefit. In this book, Amr Elssamadisy identifies the powerful lessons that have been learned about successfully moving to agile and distills them into 30 proven agile adoption patterns.Elssamadisy walks you through the process of defining your optimal agile adoption strategy with case studies and hands-on exercises that illuminate the key points. He systematically examines the most common obstacles to agile implementation, identifying proven solutions. Youll learn where to start, how to choose the best agile practices for your business and technical environment, and how to adopt agility incrementally, building on steadily growing success.Next, he presents the definitive agile adoption pattern reference: all the information you need to implement the strategy that youve already defined. Utilizing the classic pattern format, he explains each agile solution in its proper context, revealing why it works and how to make the most of it. The pattern reference prepares you toUnderstand the core drivers, principles, and values associated with agile success Tightly focus development on delivering business value-and recognize the smells of a project headed off track Gain rapid, effective feedback practices: iteration, kickoff and stand-up meetings, demos, retrospectives, and much more Foster team development: co-location, self-organization, cross-functional roles, and how to bring the customer aboard Facilitate technical tasks and processes: testing, refactoring, continuous integration, simple design, collective code ownership, and pair programming Act as an effective coach, learning to engage the community and promote learning Integrate clusters of agile practices that work exceptionally well togetherAgile Adoption Patterns will help you whether youre planning your first agile project, trying to improve your next project, or evangelizing agility throughout your organization. This actionable advice is designed to work with any agile method, from XP and Scrum to Crystal Clear and Lean. The practical insights will make you more effective in any agile project role: as leader, developer, architect, or customer.Foreword xxiii & xxviPreface xxviiAcknowledgments xxxiiiAbout the Author xxxviiPart 1: Thoughts about Software Development 1Chapter 1: Learning Is the Bottleneck 3Chapter 2: Personal Agility for Potent Agile Adoption 13Part 2: Crafting an Agile Adoption Strategy 21Chapter 3: Business Value 23Chapter 4: Smells 29Chapter 5: Adopting Agile Practices 37Part 3: The Pattern Catalog 53Chapter 6: The Patterns of Agile Practice Adoption 55Chapter 7: Goal 61Chapter 8: Cycle 65Part 3.1: Feedback Practices 69Chapter 9: Iteration 71Chapter 10: Kickoff Meeting 77Chapter 11: Backlog 81Chapter 12: Planning Poker 87Chapter 13: Stand-Up Meeting 93Chapter 14: Done State 99Chapter 15: Demo 103Chapter 16: Retrospective 109Chapter 17: Release Often 115Chapter 18: Co-Located Team 119Chapter 19: Self-Organizing Team 125Chapter 20: Cross-Functional Team 131Chapter 21: Customer Part of Team 137Chapter 22: Evocative Document 143Chapter 23: User Story 149Chapter 24: Use Case 153Chapter 25: Information Radiator 157Part 3.2: Technical Practices 161Chapte

Author: Amr Elssamadisy

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 2008-07-07

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Amr Elssamadisy (Edition: 1) Paperback