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Agile/iterative methods: From business case to successful implementation
This is the definitive guide for managers and students to agile and iterative development methods: what they are, how they work, how to implement them—and why you should.
Using statistically significant research and large-scale case studies, noted methods expert Craig Larman presents the most convincing case ever made for iterative development. Larman offers a concise, information-packed summary of the key ideas that drive all agile and iterative processes, with the details of four noteworthy iterative methods: Scrum, XP, RUP, and Evo. Coverage includes:
Whether you're an IT executive, project manager, student of software engineering, or developer, Craig Larman will help you understand the promise of agile/iterative development, sell it throughout your organizationaeand transform the promise into reality.
CRAIG LARMAN is known throughout the international software community as an expert and passionate advocate for object-oriented technologies and development, and iterative and agile development methods. He serves as Chief Scientist at Valtech, a global consulting and skills transfer company, where he has led the adoption of iterative and agile methods. Larman also authored Applying UML and Patterns, the world's best-selling text on object-oriented analysis and design, and iterative development.
Pretty good introduction to this subject area. Easy to read in bite size chunks. If you are very experienced and knowledgeable in these methods I am not sure you will get a lot... Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2013 by Handy from York
While the title "managers guide" might be misleading, if you're in a need to understand the basics of agile and be able to discuss with others the pros and cons of differing agile... Read morePublished on 10 July 2011 by Gupster