Scrum packages proven product-development concepts in a simple framework, including real, cross-functional and self-managing teams, short iterative feedback loops, and lowering cost of change. These concepts increase agility, enable earlier ROI, and reduce risk. There are many concise descriptions of Scrum available online: This primer provides the next level of detail on the practices.
Though new Agile approaches, like “Lean startup” and Kanban, are emerging Scrum is still the most popular method used for Agile delivery and transition. "Real Life Scrum" contains the most typical problems teams and organizations encounter when adopting Agile and Scrum. It is NOT about finding THE right answer, but aims to highlight common problems, solutions and tradeoffs teams face.
Written by the agile coaches of Agile42, Agile Transition shares fundamental knowledge to support the observations & conclusions that the authors have identified within organizations transitioning to a more agile approach to work. The authors share their failures and learnings in organizations transitioning to embrace agile, and they share their experiences of what is required to succeed.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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?
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.