#NoProjects – a number of authors have challenged the idea of the project as a delivery mechanism for information technology product development. The two measures of success and goals of project management and product development don’t align and the project mindset is even considered to be an inhibitor against product excellence. This emag presents some alternative approaches.
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.
The Lean Startup eMag brings together a selection of popular articles, interviews and news recently published on InfoQ.com. Lean startup can be used to determine customer needs and decide which products to develop or services to provide, helping you to deliver business value to your customers.
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.
Domain Driven Design is a vision and approach for designing a domain model that reflects a deep understanding of the business domain. This book is a short, quickly-readable summary and introduction to the fundamentals of DDD; it does not introduce any new concepts; it attempts to concisely summarize the essence of what DDD is, drawing mostly Eric Evans' book.