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Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide (Agile Software Development Series)by Craig Larman
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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.
Book News Annotation:
Larman outlines the principles and best practices of iterative, evolutionary, and agile approaches to software development that emphasize collaboration and flexibility, illustrates those practices in an example system for tracking immigrants, and overviews the work products and core practices of the Scrum process, extreme programming, the unified process, and evolutionary project management (Evo). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-334) and index.
This is the definitive guide for managers and students to agile and iterativedevelopment methods: what they are, how they work, how to implement them, andwhy they should.
About the Author
CRAIG LARMAN is known throughout the international software community as an expert and passionate advocate for object-oriented technologies and development, and iterative and agile development methods. He serves as Chief Scientist at Valtech, a global consulting and skills transfer company, where he has led the adoption of iterative and agile methods. Larman also authored Applying UML and Patterns, the world's best-selling text on object-oriented analysis and design, and iterative development.
Table of Contents
Iterative & evolutionary — Agile — Story — Motivation — Evidence — Scrum — Extreme programming — Unified process — Evo — Practice tips.
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