Agile Development & Business Goals: The Six Week Solution

Agile Development & Business Goals: The Six Week Solution

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Elsevier Science
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Agile Development & Business Goals: The Six Week Solution

Agile Development and Business Goals: The Six-Week Solution is a guide for the software development process, which can be challenging, difficult, and time-consuming. This process, called the “Agile” process, is unique, and it features several aspects that distinguish it from the classical methods of software development. The book offers readers information about the design, implementation, and management of the different methods of creating world-class software. The book discusses the various reasons that the development of software is a difficult process, and it addresses how software development sometimes fails and why it seldom aligns with business needs. It further examines the risk associated with software creation and the different ways to mitigate them. This book is relevant to software development managers responsible for creating quality software products, and managing software development teams.

  • Explains how to employ automation in your development process to improve your company’s profitability
  • Introduces a compensation structure that incents your technical talent to deliver measurable results on a predictable basis
  • Provides real-world solutions – questions to ask when hiring or which build server software to consider, for example – instead of theoretical discussions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123815200
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 07/07/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,267,202
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Ask Yourself These 10 Key Questions

Chapter 2 The Problem: Why Software Projects Fail

Chapter 3 The Expectations: What It Means for Software to Succeed

Chapter 4 Overview of the Six Week Solution

Chapter 5 The Solution’s Critical Pieces

Chapter 6 Managing the Cost of Change

Chapter 7 Assuring Software Quality

Chapter 8 Integrating Automation into Your Development Process

Chapter 9 Other Software Development Approaches

Chapter 10 Risks with Using This Approach

Chapter 11 Transitioning to the Six Week Solution

Chapter 12 Conclusions

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