The Art of Agile Development (Google eBook)
The Art of Agile Development contains practical guidance for anyone considering or applying agile development for building valuable software. Plenty of books describe what agile development is or why it helps software projects succeed, but very few combine information for developers, managers, testers, and customers into a single package that they can apply directly.
Whether you're currently part of an agile team, working with an agile team, or interested in agile development, this book provides the practical tips you need to start practicing agile development. As your experience grows, the book will grow with you, providing exercises and information that will teach you first to understand the rules of agile development, break them, and ultimately abandon rules altogether as you master the art of agile development.
"Jim Shore and Shane Warden expertly explain the practices and benefits of Extreme Programming. They offer advice from their real-world experiences in leading teams. They answer questions about the practices and show contraindications - ways that a practice may be mis-applied. They offer alternatives you can try if there are impediments to applying a practice, such as the lack of an on-site customer.
--Ken Pugh, Author of Jolt Award Winner, Prefactoring
"I will leave a copy of this book with every team I visit."
--Brian Marick, Exampler Consulting
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Review: The Art of Agile Development (Theory In Practice)User Review - Andy Tischaefer - Goodreads
It's hard to give a reference book 5 stars but I truly think that what Shore did with this book is special. It feels comprehensive without being overwhelming. It is based around practical ideas. It ... Read full review
Review: The Art of Agile Development (Theory In Practice)User Review - Olli Sorje - Goodreads
Very good book about agile development and XP. It made me think a lot and I really enjoyed reading it. Read full review