Agile Software Reuirements Epub ✓ Agile Software

  • Hardcover
  • 518 pages
  • Agile Software Reuirements
  • Dean Leffingwell
  • 05 October 2014
  • 9780321635846

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Agile Software ReuirementsGood overview of how Agile fits into a very large enterprise Other agile books I read seemed only written for small teams This one scales it up all the way through the organization and gives a framework Gave a book club at work on this one We need better approaches to understanding and managing software reuirements and Dean provides them in this book He draws ideas from three very useful intellectual pools classical management practices Agile methods and lean product development By combining the strengths of these three approaches he has produced something that works better than any one in isolation From the Foreword by Don Reinertsen President of Reinertsen Associates; author of Managing the Design Factory ; and leading expert on rapid product development Effective reuirements discovery and analysis is a critical best practice for serious application development Until now however reuirements and Agile methods have rarely coexisted peacefully For many enterprises considering Agile approaches the absence of effective and scalable Agile reuirements processes has been a showstopper for Agile adoption In Agile Software Reuirements Dean Leffingwell shows exactly how to create effective reuirements in Agile environments Part I presents the big picture of Agile reuirements in the enterprise and describes an overall process model for Agile reuirements at the project team program and portfolio levels Part II describes a simple and lightweight yet comprehensive model that Agile project teams can use to manage reuirements Part III shows how to develop Agile reuirements for complex systems that reuire the cooperation of multiple teams Part IV guides enterprises in developing Agile reuirements for ever larger systems of systems application suites and product portfolios This book will help you leverage the benefits of Agile without sacrificing the value of effective reuirements discovery and analysis You'll find proven solutions you can apply right now whether you're a software developer or tester executive projectprogram manager architect or team leader I expected a book on agile reuirements but this is not just about reuirements Instead Dean has compiled the most comprehensive work on agile to date The book covers agile at team programme and enterprise level expertly laying out practices and principles at all levels to guide an enterprise He provides an easy adaptable and lightweight blueprint of how to organise an agile enterprise from ideation and strategy down to daily operations in teams An amazing accomplishment This is a must read for anyone contemplating agile in any enterprise This book is not only about reuirements but also about Agile per se It's rather long and detailed book and if you are familiar with SAFe some parts might be boring However some parts of the book are truly inspiring including Product Owner roles in a large enterprise and what are Agile pitfalls Personally my favorite chapters are about scaling the agile to a portfolio and how to set up large projects Book title is a bit misleading as this book covers not only reuirements part of the agile but all aspects of agile in software development at various levels of enterprise companies from investment themes to epics features stories It has nearly 500 pages and lot of stuff is well known but there are some goodies Anyone wanting to learn and understand SAFe this is the book for you I absolutely loved it I was able to grasp and implement most of the things This handbook provides a SAFe framework for scaling the product road map across many agile teams that supports both independent and coordinated release cycles It introduces an hierarchy of EpicSub epicFeatureStoryTask order where Epics are managed by a cross functional project management body and Features are owned by team leadership It supports many of the better agile practices today including the practices spelled out in the Martin Fowler and Mike Cohen book series Both Agile Testing and Continuous Delivery books are explored as well as the author's prior work on reuirements management As we adopt these concepts at Constant Contact using JIRAAGILE as our record of reference we had to add the Structure plugin and other cross project capability to manage within this SAFe framework Atlassian acknowledged that they are working on features that will support the SAFe framework in the future Fantastic and a gotta have for any organization that is trying to bridge the impedance mismatch between teams doing agile development and an organizations portfolio management and release management functionsI frankly believe the title is slightly misleading because it is so much than a book on agile software reuirements I suppose I understand why since Scaling Software Agility was already taken that was his list book I really can't say enough about this book and the value found within those pages the clear guidance provided at all levels of addressing agility speed to market planning horizons all of those things you need to focus on to truly build a market responding enterprise I have been told by agile practitioners that this is on the best books on the subject Being an agile enthusiast myself I found it to be a real mind opener I loved how it explained the roles in agile on both team and program level I also loved how they suggested transition paths from traditional project managers to agile project managers Although it is a software methodology book I would say it is and easy to moderate read The explanations are clear lots tips and tricks that you can immediately apply in your organisation and the pictures are very well supporting the text I would recommend this book to newbies who might get a very nice overview of what Agile is as well as experienced agilists who can always build a broader view A great book but not particularly on reuirement handling in an agile world but on how to adopt agile in a large scale Sure the book goes into the usual agile for dummies for one team but it also covers every part of the agile process with clear examples for both team program and enterprise It so far the only book I've found that deals with the added complexity of running agile on a large scale with releases architecture NFR different cadence etc Truly recommended for anyone with an interest in agile on a larger scale