Agile Software Development Ecosystems

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2002 - Computers - 404 pages
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Traditional software development methods struggle to keep pace with the accelerated pace and rapid change of Internet-era development. Several "agile methodologies" have been developed in response -- and these approaches to software development are showing exceptional promise. In this book, Jim Highsmith covers them all -- showing what they have in common, where they differ, and how to choose and customize the best agile approach for your needs. Highsmith begins by introducing the values and principles shared by virtually all agile software development methods. He presents detailed case studies from organizations that have used them, as well as interviews with each method's principal authors or leading practitioners. Next, he takes a closer look at the key features and techniques associated with each major Agile approach: Extreme Programming (XP), Crystal Methods, Scrum, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Lean Development, Adaptive Software Development (ASD), and Feature-Driven Development (FDD). In Part III, Highsmith offers practical advice on customizing the optimal agile discipline for your own organization. For all software developers, project managers, and other IT professionals seeking more flexible, effective approaches to developing software.
 

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The book is a bit boring at the first glance but it contains a lot of valuable business stories and real life Agile practices. It will put you inside the business as if you were part of the team and ... Read full review

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The best book on Agile I've ever read. Period. Read full review

Contents

IDX Systems Corporation
19
Agility
27
Part II
43
Deliver Something Useful
55
Alistair Cockburn
79
Rely on People
89
Ken Schwaber
105
Encourage Collaboration
115
BobCharette
229
Part III
239
Dynamic Systems Development Method
251
Crystal Methods
261
FeatureDriven Development
269
Lean Development
285
Extreme Programming
297
Adaptive Software Development
309

Martin Fowler
133
Technical Excellence
145
Ward Cunningham
169
Do the Simplest Thing Possible
177
JimHighsmith
191
Be Adaptable
199
Articulating Your Ecosystem
323
Designing Your Agile Methodology
335
The Agile Metamorphosis
367
Bibliography
383
Index
389
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Jim Highsmith is a well-known consultant, software developer, writer, and speaker. He is a founding member of the AgileAlliance, serving on its first board, and is coauthor of the Agile Manifesto. Jim is director of the Agile Project Management Advisory Service for the Cutter Consortium. He is also the author of Adaptive Software Development (Dorset House), winner of the 2000 Jolt Award.



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