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The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager

by Daniel Mezick on Oct 22, 2012

THE CULTURE GAME is a tutorial & reference for creating lasting business agility in organizations. This book provides you with specific tools & techniques to help teams (and the entire enterprise) rapidly respond to change, and describes 16 patterns of team-learning behavior, distilled from Agile software development, and provides the tools to socialize these ideas throughout your organization.

The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness

by Troels Richter on Aug 01, 2012

This mini book is for anyone struggling with a high daily workload, often juggling several projects at once. Pillars introduces you to the world of personal effectiveness and through simple steps help you get a better sense of importance, optimize your focus and improve your workflow in order to achieve more value. The tools used are a combination of Personal Kanban and The Pomodoro Technique®.

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

by Michael Sahota on Jul 25, 2012

This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure. In particular, you will learn how to use culture to work more effectively with your organization.

Identity Management on a Shoestring

by Ganesh Prasad and Umesh Rajbhandari on Mar 19, 2012

The authors of this book share their experience and lessons learned while building an enterprise-wide Identity and Access Management system using an architectural approach called LIMA.

Good Relationships

by Michael Hunger on Jan 30, 2012

With Spring Data, the ever popular Spring Framework has cultivated a new patch of ground, bringing Big Data and NOSQL technology like Neo4j to enterprise developers. This guide introduces you to Spring Data Neo4j, using the fast, powerful and scalable graph database Neo4j to enjoy the benefits of having good relationships in your data.

Priming Kanban

by Jesper Boeg on Nov 11, 2011

This mini-book offers an easy to follow 10 step guide to taking the initial plunge and start using Lean principles to optimizing value and flow in your system. Each step consists of a section explaining “why” followed by examples of specific tools, practices and rules that have helped other teams better understand and optimize their system.

InfoQ Explores: REST

by InfoQ.com on Mar 31, 2010

This is the first edition of what is expected to become a recurring series on InfoQ. The idea behind this minibook is that a number of InfoQ articles and interviews which deal with a particular topic (in this case, REpresentational State Transfer, or REST) are combined together to provide a detailed exploration suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Getting Started with Grails, Second Edition

by Scott Davis & Jason Rudolph on Feb 06, 2010

"Getting Started with Grails" brings you up to speed on this modern web framework. Companies as varied as LinkedIn, Wired, and Taco Bell are all using Grails. Are you ready to get started as well?

Kanban and Scrum - making the most of both

by Henrik Kniberg and Mattias Skarin on Dec 21, 2009

Scrum and Kanban are two flavours of Agile software development. So how do they relate to each other? Part I illustrates the similarities and differences between Kanban and Scrum, comparing for understanding, not for judgement.Part II is a case study illustrating how a Scrum-based development organization implemented Kanban in their operations and support teams.

Composite Software Construction

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on Nov 25, 2007

Composite Software offers a new level of granularity when compared to SaaS (Software as a Service). Composite Software is about enabling "right-sourcing", i.e. move (or keep) arbitrary small or large elements of functionality wherever it is the most cost effective to operate them, not just entire systems. Economically, "right-sourcing" is far more efficient than "outsourcing" and SaaS.

Scrum and XP from the Trenches

by Henrik Kniberg on Jun 27, 2007

For those getting started with Agile, this book offers a detailed first-person account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a distributed team of 40 people, and how they continuously improved their process over a year’s time.

Starting Struts 2

by Ian Roughley on May 24, 2007

Within this book you will find everything you need to get up and running using Struts2 – from the architecture and configuration, to implementing actions and the supporting infrastructure such as validation and internationalization. Above all else, it focuses on the practical – with plenty of code and productivity tips to get you started using Struts2 today.

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