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Everything you want to know about Agile : how to get Agile results in a less-than-agile organization

Author: Jamie Lynn Cooke
Publisher: Ely, Cambridgeshire, U.K. : IT Governance Pub., 2012.
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"Everything you want to know about Agile comprehensively addresses the issues that IT departments face when they try to implement Agile approaches within the constraints of their traditional organizations, including existing project frameworks, budgeting structures, contracts and corporate reporting. It is an essential resource for IT departments that want to deliver successful Agile results, even in the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Lynn Cooke
ISBN: 9781849283243 1849283249
OCLC Number: 807062200
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. What is Agile? --
2. A Five-Minute History of Agile --
3. The Core Business Benefits of Agile --
4. Common Agile Methodologies at a Glance --
5. Who Uses Agile? --
6. Why Don't More Organizations use Agile? --
7. Is Agile Right for My Department? --
8. Delivering Agile --
9. Selecting the Right Agile Approach for Your Needs --
10. Using Agile Tools --
11. Measuring Agile Success --
12. Aligning Agile with Your Corporate Culture --
13. Managing Agile within Your Existing Project Frameworks --
14. Budgeting for Agile Work --
15. Reporting on Agile Projects --
16. Establishing Agile Contracts --
17. Building the Right Agile Team --
18. Conducting Performance Reviews for Agile Teams --
19. Avoiding Common Agile Traps --
20. Expanding Agile --
21. More Information on Agile. Introduction --
1. What is Agile? --
2. A Five-Minute History of Agile --
Over-planning --
Insufficient communication --
"All-at-once" delivery --
3. The Core Business Benefits of Agile --
4. Common Agile Methodologies at a Glance --
Scrum --
Feature Driven Development (FDD) --
eXtreme Programming (XP) --
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) --
Lean Development --
Kanban --
Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) --
Agile Unified Process (AUP) --
Hybrid and emerging Agile methodologies --
5. Who Uses Agile? --
6. Why Don't More Organizations use Agile? --
Lack of awareness --
The "Business as usual" mindset --
"Agile does not fit within our organization" --
Agile myths --
Historical misapplication --
7. Is Agile Right for My Department? --
Question one: What are the biggest challenges in my department? --
Question two: Am I looking for a "quick fix" solution? --
Question three: Are the people in my department prepared to change their "business as usual" routines? --
Question four: Are your executives prepeared for your department to use Agile approaches? --
Question five: Are you prepared for Agile? --
Question six: Are the intended participants sufficiently aware of Agile principles and practices? --
8. Delivering Agile --
Choosing the right kick-off point --
Choosing the right methodologies and practices --
Creating a shared understanding of Agile --
Aligning Agile work with your traditional projects --
Conquering the tyranny of distance --
You might be surprised ... --
9. Selecting the Right Agile Approach for Your Needs --
New software development or maintenance? --
Business owners available? --
Teams of at least four to eight staff? --
Need for substantial documentation? --
10. Using Agile Tools --
Measuring productivity by outputs --
Tracking overall progress in the requirements backlog --
Tracking day-to-day work in the delivery backlog --
The power of the "burndown" chart --
The real-time executive dashboard --
Early and continuous delivery tracking --
11. Measuring Agile Success --
Monitoring progress --
Measuring value --
Signs that the team is off-track --
Controlling budget expenditure --
Continuous improvement --
12. Aligning Agile with Your Corporate Culture --
13. Managing Agile within Your Existing Project Frameworks --
Overview --
PMBOK® --
PRINCE2® --
CMMI® --
ITIL® --
Quality management --
Other frameworks --
The bottom line --
14. Budgeting for Agile Work --
The ideal --
The reality --
The bottom line --
15. Reporting on Agile Projects --
The ideal --
The reality --
The bottom line --
16. Establishing Agile Contracts --
The ideal --
The reality --
The bottom line --
17. Building the Right Agile Team --
The ideal --
The reality --
The bottom line --
18. Conducting Performance Reviews for Agile Teams --
The ideal --
The reality --
The bottom line --
19. Avoiding Common Agile Traps --
Undermining Agile principles --
Insufficient communications and/or training --
Using Agile as a doctrine instead of a tool --
20. Expanding Agile --
21. More Information on Agile --
General information on Agile --
Specific Agile methodologies --
Industry research on Agile --
Selected Agile case studies --
Information on TQM and KAIZEN --
Information on Lean manufacturing --
ITG Resources.
Responsibility: Jamie Lynn Cooke.

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"Everything you want to know about Agile comprehensively addresses the issues that IT departments face when they try to implement Agile approaches within the constraints of their traditional organizations, including existing project frameworks, budgeting structures, contracts and corporate reporting. It is an essential resource for IT departments that want to deliver successful Agile results, even in the most challenging environments"--EBL.

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