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Lean-agile software development : achieving enterprise agility

Author: Alan Shalloway; Guy Beaver; James Trott
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, ©2010.
Series: Net objectives lean-agile series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Shalloway; Guy Beaver; James Trott
ISBN: 0321532899 9780321532893
OCLC Number: 233547850
Description: xl, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series Foreword xvii Preface xxi Acknowledgments xxv About the Authors xxvii Introduction xxix How This Book Will Help You xxx The Roots of Agility xxx The Software Development Pendulumxxx Principles and Paradigms xxxiii A Pragmatic Approach xxxiv Critique the Process, Work Together xxxiv Lean Provides the Way Forward xxxv Evaluating Paradigms xxxvi We Do Not Know It All xxxviii Lean Provides More than Beliefs xxxix Going beyond Lean xl Summary xl Try This xli PART I Extending Our View beyond Projects 1 What Is Software Development? 1 The Software Development Team and Flow 2 Chapter 1 An Agile Developer's Guide to Lean Software Development 5 Lean 5 Lean Applies to Many Levels of the Organization 6 A Quick Review of Some Lean Principles 7 Look to Your Systems for the Source of Your Errors 8 Respect People 9 Minimizing Complexity and Rework 10 Eliminating Waste and Deferring Commitment 10 Using Iterative Development to Minimize Complexity and Rework 12 Create Knowledge 12 Deliver Early and Often 13 Build Quality In 14 Optimize the Whole 14 Fast-Flexible-Flow 14 Focus on Time 15 Reflections on Just-In-Time (JIT) 16 Value Stream Mapping 18 Using Value Stream Mapping to Get to True Root Cause 18 The Results 21 Lean Goes beyond Agile 22 Summary 22 Try This 23 Recommended Reading 23 Chapter 2 The Business Case for Agility 25 The Benefits of Agile 26 Add Value to the Business Quickly 26 Help Clarify Customers' Needs 31 Promote Knowledge-Based Product Development and Better Project Management 34 Focus on Product-Centered Development 38 Improve Team Efficiency 38 Summary 39 Try This 39 Recommended Reading 40 Chapter 3 The Big Picture 41 Getting to Enterprise Agility 42 How to Create Real Value for an Organization 44 Identify Value 44 Manage the Organization's Resources 45 Manage Projects 48 Proper Software Engineering 49 Summary 50 Try This 50 Recommended Reading 51 Chapter 4 Lean Portfolio Management 53 The Challenge of Selecting Projects 54 Introducing Terms 54 Project Portfolios 56 Project Portfolios Are Idea Inventories 56 Should We Avoid Delays by Batching Project Analysis? 57 Should We Avoid Delays by Increasing Releases? 58 Lean Portfolio Management 58 Why It Works 59 It Is OK to Plan Releases 60 With Existing Systems, Plan to Use Incremental Delivery 60 The Benefits of Lean Portfolio Management 61 Speed and Quality 61 Line of Sight to Business Needs 62 Minimizing Work-in-Process 62 Minimizing Interruptions 63 The Approach 63 Shorter Planning Cycles 67 Estimating and Tracking Progress 68 Summary 70 Try This 70 Recommended Reading 71 PART II Lean Project Management 73 Lean Provides Guidance 73 Chapter 5 Going beyond Scrum 77 Learning a New Way 78 Defining a Method While Not Being Restricted by It 79 Defining a Process 79 Principles and Practices Open the Door for Professionalism 81 Knowing Where You Are 82 Scrum Is a Framework 83 Misunderstandings, Inaccurate Beliefs, and Limitations of Scrum 84Misunderstandings Commonly Held by New Scrum Practitioners 85Scrum Beliefs We Think Are Incorrect 85Limitations of Scrum That Must Be Transcended 89 Unfortunate Consequences of These Beliefs 91 Lean Thinking Provides the Necessary Foundation 92 Introducing Scrum#-Scrum Embedded in Lean Thinking 92 Introducing Kanban Software Engineering 96 Managing the Work in the Kanban Team 98 Advantages of Kanban 100 Selecting an Approach 103 Summary 106 Try This 106 Recommended Reading 107 Chapter 6 Iteration 0: Preparing for the First Iteration 109 Getting Ready for Iteration 1 110 Set Up the Product 111 Set Up the Team 111 Set Up the Environment 112 Set Up the Architecture 113 Iteration 0 Checklist 113 Summary 115 Try This 115 Chapter 7 Lean-Agile Release Planning 117 Issues that Affect Planning 118 Evaluating Processes 118 Transparent and Continuous Planning 120 Releases and Elevations 124 Example: Release Planning Session 124 1. Identify Features 126 2. Prioritize Features, Left to Right 126 3. Split Features Using the MMF Perspective 126 4. Estimate the Value of Features 126 5. Estimate the Cost of Features 128 6. Elaborate Features 128 7. Create the Release Plan 129 8. Plan the Elevations 132 A Few Notes 135 On Estimation and Risk 135 Pareto versus Parkinson 135 Summary 136 Try This 136 Recommended Reading 136 Chapter 8 Visual Controls and Information Radiators for Enterprise Teams 137 Visual Controls and Information Radiators 138 Lean-Agile Visual Controls 139 Product Vision: Providing the Big Picture 140 Product Backlog with Release Plan 141 Iteration Backlog 142 The Visual Control for Multiple Teams 146 Establishing Clear Line of Sight 148 Managing Dependencies with Visual Controls 150 Burn-Down and Burn-Up Charts 152 The Impediment List 153 How to Tell If You Have a Good Visual Control 153 Summary 154 Try This 154 Recommended Reading 155 Chapter 9 The Role of Quality Assurance in Lean-Agile Software Development 157 Introduction 158 QA at the End of the Cycle Is Inherently Wasteful 160 Improve Results by Moving QA Up Front 161 When the Product Champion Will Not Answer Your Questions 163 Executable Specifications and Magic Documentation 165 Acceptance Test-Driven Development 166 Summary 167 Try This 167 Recommended Reading 168 Chapter 10 Becoming an Agile Enterprise 169 Where Do You Want to Go? 170 What Gets in the Way? 170 Guidelines for the Transition 172 Where Do You Start? 173 The Product Company 174 The IT Company 178 The IT Product Company 178 The Importance of Continuous Process Improvement 179 Summary 179 Try This 180 Chapter 11 Management's Role in Lean-Agile Development 181 Lean-Agile Management 182 Creating the Environment 183 Lean-Agile's Balanced Approach to Management 184 Create Knowledge within the Team 185 Get to the Root Cause 186 Agile Software Development Is Not Anarchy 187 Lack of Management May Equal Lack of Success 189 Improving Management with Lean Thinking 190 Summary 191 Try This 191 Recommended Reading 192 Chapter 12 The Product Coordination Team 193 Getting Teams to Work Together 194 Scrum-of-Scrums 194 The Challenge of Coordinating Teams 195 The Product Coordination Team 198 Product Coordination Team Membership 199 Product Coordination Team Guidelines 200 Mentoring 202 Summary 202 Try This 202 Chapter 13 Software Architecture and Design's Role in Lean-Agile Software Development 203 Avoiding Over- and Under-Design 204Designing for Change 206 The Role of Design in Software 207 The Role of Management in Software Design 208 Summary 208 Try This 208 Recommended Reading 209 PART III Looking Back, Looking Forward 211 Chapter 14 Seeing Lean 213 Toyota: The First Great Example of Lean 214 Three Bodies of Lean 216 Lean Science 217 Lean Management 218 Lean Knowledge Stewardship 218 Insights from Lean-Agile Coaches 219 Focusing on One Project at a Time 219 Initiating Fewer Projects Instead of Imploring Teams to Work Better 219 Shortening Batch Times 220 Getting to the Root Cause 220 Knowing Where You Are: Minimum Releasable Features 221 Priorities and Work-in-Process 221 Productivity and Quality 222 Cross-functional Teams 222 The Mantra of Lean: Fast-Flexible-Flow 223 An Example of Fast-Flexible-Flow 224 Next Steps 227 User Groups of Interest 228 Books to Read 228 Other Resources 230 Summary 230 Try This 230 Appendix A: Team Estimation Game 233 Appendix B: A Model of Lean-Agile Software Development 237 Bibliography 245 Index 249
Series Title: Net objectives lean-agile series.
Responsibility: Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott.

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