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Scrum Checklist 2012

by Boris Gloger on Jan 14, 2013

Scrum, arguably the fastest-growing Agile methodology, is well described in the original Scrum books, which tend to be read once and put aside. Scrum is a framework with simple rules. This Scrum Checklist will help you to remember these simple rules in the heat of daily work and stress. It enable you to create an enjoyable and productive work environment with your Scrum-Team.

The Scrum Primer

by Pete Deemer, Gabrielle Benefield, Craig Larman, Bas Vodde on Dec 17, 2012

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.

Real Life Scrum

by Jesper Boeg on Dec 04, 2012

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.

Agile Transition

by Andrea Tomasini and Martin Kearns on Nov 16, 2012

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: 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?

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