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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetwareby Andy Hunt
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This guide to pragmatic thinking for software developers and other knowledge workers concentrates on "wetware" (that is, your brain) and how to adopt new learning and thinking skills according to findings in cognitive science. Hunt, a best-selling author and computer programmer, uses innovative theories in neuroscience and behavioral theory to show how the brain can be retrained to think more effectively and efficiently. The Dreyfus model, R-mode and L-mode flows, harvesting patterns, SMART objectives and SQ3R approaches are also used to increase productivity and efficiency in a learning environment. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The co-author of the bestselling "The Pragmatic Programmer" now conducts a journey tthrough bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning, and behavioral theory.
Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:
how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in
what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own
how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories
what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it
* how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices
By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you\'re a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.
The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It\'s packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.
This book will make a difference.
About the Author
Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer," was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.
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