This book provides practice-based answers to a lot of questions. Focused on helping lean and agile professionals to improve, these answers are intended to encourage a clear understanding of what self-organisation is about, offer a profound overview on what is needed to successfully lead in a self-organising environment, and promote the willingness to enhance your own capabilities.
Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach Jim York says: Scrum is Simple. Doing Scrum is Hard. One more thing remains certain: you will never become better at doing Scrum (or any Agile method) without practicing. So what are you waiting for? Just go and do it!
Reaping the benefits of continuous delivery is hard work! Culture, processes or technical barriers can challenge or even break such endeavors. With this eMag we wanted to share stories from leading practitioners who’ve been there and report from the trenches. Their examples are both inspiring and eye opening to the challenges ahead.
Michael Nir provides a portfolio of field tested ideas within this practical book to enable you to better manage and lead yourself and your team.
Infrastructure configuration management tools are one of the technical pillars of DevOps. They enable infrastructure-as-code, the ability to automate your infrastructure provisioning.
This book will help you to learn from the experiences of a seasoned scrum master. It contains confessions in the form of seven short stories. These stories center around the trials of a scrum master and his new team. They are case studies based on real life events that take place in some of the largest companies in the world. You can use this to avoid pitfalls and sharpen your skills.
Project management is a crucial and often maligned discipline. In the software world, project management is mainly about coordinating the efforts of many people to achieve common goals. It has been likened to herding cats – a thankless undertaking that seems to engender little or no respect from the teams who are being managed. This eMag examines where and how project management fits in agile.
Estimation is often considered to be a black art practiced by magicians using strange rituals. It is one of the most controversial of activities in Agile projects – some maintain that even trying to estimate agile development is futile at best and dangerous at worst. We selected articles which present ways of coming up with estimates as well as some that argue for alternate approaches.
DevOps, DevOps, DevOps. In 2014 DevOps hit the top of the charts in IT lingo. A recurring question that tags along recurrently is: can DevOps be applied in traditional enterprise settings? For this eMag we selected a set of articles that dig deeper into this debate and contextualize the benefits and challenges of DevOps adoption in a traditional enterprise.
This eMag examines topics such as how Twitter re-architected its code-base to improve stability and performance, the approaches Netflix uses to be hyper-resilient, and how Java is replacing C++ for low latency coding. We also look at some lower level tricks such as feedback controls for auto-scaling, and using memory and execution profiling to identify performance bottlenecks in Java.
Continuous Delivery Overview is a concise, yet comprehensive overview of CD. It answers all your questions about the principles, practices, tools, and the business value proposition of continuous delivery. It also contains references to important CD resources and includes anecdotes from real-world implementations of continuous delivery to help you put CD into practice in your organization.
This eMag examines topics ranging from identifying and removing waste in the software process, designing for devops and continuous delivery, the overlap of lean, Kanban and agile, practical implementation of Kanban in software development and how these approaches contribute to innovation.