Title Agile Foundations
Subtitle Principles, Practices and Frameworks
Author Peter Measet & Radtac
ISBN 9781780172545
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 196
Book size 159 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2016
Original publisher BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Published in India by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
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Reviews:

‘It’s refreshing to see a well-balanced review of Agile and its methods. A text like this is long overdue.
-David J Anderson, Chairman, Lean Kanban Inc

‘....particularly important for those considering adopting Agile as it allows informed decisions to be made and ensures the style of Agile chosen actually fits with the culture and constraints of the organisation where it will be used.’
-Mary Henson, Director, DSDM Consortium

‘This book outlines a pragmatic view across all Agile frameworks. Its approach is at the heart of how we continually evolve the delivery and cultural effectiveness of our organisation.’
-Andrew Lee, Managing Director, William Hill Online

Description:


Agile practices transform the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the core values and principles of Agile methodologies, practices and frameworks. It is aimed at those wanting to gain an understanding of what Agile is about and apply it in their organisations, from business leaders and managers to software testers, developers, product owners and business analysts.
  • Offers a generic understanding of Agile Approaches
  • Includes a comprehensive overview of the major Agile frameworks
  • Textbook for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

Contents:


List of Figures and Tables • Contributors • Section reviewers • Glossary • Preface  • Introduction

PART 1 - INTRODUCING AGILE
Chapter 1. WHAT IS AGILE?
The history of Agile • The Agile Manifesto

Chapter 2. THE FOUNDATIONS OF AGILE
The Agile mindset • Delivery environments and Agile suitability •  The lifecycle of product development •  The ‘Iron Triangle’ • Working with uncertainty and volatility • Empirical and defined processes

Chapter 3. AGILE AND THE BUSINESS
The economic case for Agile • Business culture and Agile

Chapter 4. AGILE MYTHS

PART 2 - A GENERIC AGILE FRAMEWORK
Chapter 5. GENERIC AGILE PROCESS
Agile operating model

Chapter 6. COMMON AGILE ROLES
The customer • The team • The Agile lead •  The stakeholders

Chapter 7. COMMON AGILE TECHNIQUES
Stories and backlog refinement • Agile estimation • Agile planning • Agile testing

Chapter 8. COMMON AGILE PRACTICES
Short feedback loops • Face-to-face communication • Daily stand-ups • Show and tells • Retrospectives • Emergent documentation • Visual boards • Sustainable pace • Focus on quality • Major Agile technical practices

PART 3 - APPLYING AGILE PRINCIPLES
Chapter 9. INDIVIDUALS AND INTERACTIONS OVER PROCESSES AND TOOLS
Motivated and talented individuals • Emergent design from self-organising teams • Team dynamics

Chapter10. WORKING SOFTWARE OVER COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION
Satisfy the customer and continuous delivery of value • Deliver working software frequently • Working software as a measure of progress • Technical excellence and good design

Chapter 11. CUSTOMER COLLABORATION OVER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
Business people and developers must work together • Reflect and adjust (inspect and adapt) regularly

Chapter 12. RESPONDING TO CHANGE OVER FOLLOWING A PLAN
Embrace change

Chapter 13. SIMPLICITY
Fit-for-purpose products • Fit-for-purpose delivery

PART 4 - AGILE FRAMEWORKS
Chapter 14. MAJOR AGILE FRAMEWORKS
eXtreme programming (XP) • Scrum • Dynamic systems development ‘method (DSDM) • Agile project management • Kanban • Lean software development • Lean start-up • Scaled Agile framework (SAFe)

References • Further Reading • Index

About the Authors:

This book has been written by a team of world-class Agile practitioners and business transformation consultants, all of whom either work or have worked with Radtac Ltd, combining hundreds of years of Agile experience. Peter Measey (lead author and editor) has been supporting businesses worldwide to implement Agile since 1994.

Target Audience:

Support material for BCS Agile Foundations Syllabus and Certification, also helpful for the professionals dealing in Agile management.

 
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