Books

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Scrum - Agiles Projektmanagement erfolgreich einsetzen

by Roman Pichler. Dieses Buch beschreibt Scrum umfassend, systematisch und leicht verständlich: Dies beinhaltet die Scrum-Rollen, den Scrum-Prozess, Anforderungsbeschreibung und -management in Scrum, Schätzen, Planen und Verfolgen des Gesamtprojekts sowie das Arbeiten mit “Sprints” (Iterationen). Auch die Anwendung von Scrum in großen und verteilten Projekten sowie die unternehmensweite Einführung von Scrum werden beschrieben. Dabei fließen Erkenntnisse aus dem Bereich der schlanken Produktentwicklung (Lean Product Development) ein.

Agile Portfolio Management

Find out how your company's full project portfolio can benefit from the principles of agility from an expert on agile processes. Agile software development is now more popular than ever, but agility doesn t need to stop there. This guide takes a big-picture look at how portfolio managers and project managers can make use of proven agile development methods to increase organizational efficiency.

Becoming Globally Competitive in Software

By Matthew D. Edwards. This book will teach you, the software student, practitioner and/or manager, how to become competitive in the global resource pool in which we reside. In sometimes humorous, mostly direct conversation, this book discusses understanding the customer, serving the customer, and learning to discern what really matters along the way by exploring some difficult and often unpopular subject.

Test Driven .NET Development with FitNesse

by Gojko Adzic. This book takes you on a journey through the wonderful world of FitNesse, a great web-based collaboration tool for software acceptance testing. FitNesse enables software developers and business people to build a shared understanding of the domain and helps produce software that is genuinely fit for purpose.

The Art of Agile Development

by James Shore & Shane Warden. 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.

Agile Java-Entwicklung in der Praxis

by Michael Hüttermann. Klar, alle entwickeln inzwischen “agil”. Fast jeder hat schon einmal vom Agilen Manifest gehört, häufige Iterationen werden inzwischen für die meisten IT-Projekte angestrebt, und dass die zwischenmenschliche Komponente auch “irgendwie” wichtig ist, wissen wir doch auch nicht erst seit gestern. Aber “agil” ist nicht so vage und schon gar nicht beliebig.