Description : Shows you what it takes to develop products that blow your users away—and take market share from your competitors. This book will explain how the principles behind agile product development help designers, developers, architects, and product managers create awesome products; and how to look beyond a shiny user interface to build a great product. Most importantly, this book will give you a shared framework for your product development team to collaborate effectively. Product development involves several key activities—including ideation, discovery, design, development, and delivery—and yet too many companies and innovators focus on just a few of them much to the detriment of the product’s success in the marketplace. As a result we still continue to see high failure rates in new product development, be it inside organizations or startups. Unfortunately, or rather fortunately, these failures are largely avoidable. In the last fifteen years, advances in agile software development, lean product development, human-centered design, design thinking, lean startups and product delivery have helped improve individual aspects of product development. However, not enough guidance has been available to integrate them in the context of the product development life cycle. Until now. Product developer extraordinaire Tathagat Varma in Agile Product Development integrates individual knowledge areas into a fiel d manual for product developers. Organized in the way an idea germinates, sprouts, and grows, the book synthesizes the body of knowledge in a pragmatic way that is more natural to the entire product creation process rather than from individual practices that constitute it. In today’s hyper-innovative world, being first to the market, or delivering feature-loaded products, or even offering the latest technology doesn’t guarantee success anymore. Sure, those elements are all needed in the right measures, but they are not sufficient by themselves. And getting it right couldn’t be more important: Building products that deliver awesome user experiences is the top challenge facing businesses today, especially in a post-Apple world where user experience and design has been elevated to a cult status.
Description : The software development market continues to grow worldwide. As projects become more complicated and the pressure to “do more with less” becomes the rule of thumb, the need for software managers to be well-versed with project management best practices bec
Description : Business Intelligence (BI) software development is an iterative and agile process. In most corporations however, BI solutions are being implemented using the standard "waterfall" life-cycle development methodology. This book discusses why this is a mistake and offers a methodology for success in BI software implementations.
Description : The book outlines selected projects conducted under the supervision of the author. Moreover, it discusses significant relations between Interactive Granular Computing (IGrC) and numerous dynamically developing scientific domains worldwide, along with features characteristic of the author’s approach to IGrC. The results presented are a continuation and elaboration of various aspects of Wisdom Technology, initiated and developed in cooperation with Professor Andrzej Skowron. Based on the empirical findings from these projects, the author explores the following areas: (a) understanding the causes of the theory and practice gap problem (TPGP) in complex systems engineering (CSE); (b) generalizing computing models of complex adaptive systems (CAS) (in particular, natural computing models) by constructing an interactive granular computing (IGrC) model of networks of interrelated interacting complex granules (c-granules), belonging to a single agent and/or to a group of agents; (c) developing methodologies based on the IGrC model to minimize the negative consequences of the TPGP. The book introduces approaches to the above issues, using the proposed IGrC model. In particular, the IGrC model refers to the key mechanisms used to control the processes related to the implementation of CSE projects. One of the main aims was to develop a mechanism of IGrC control over computations that model a project’s implementation processes to maximize the chances of its success, while at the same time minimizing the emerging risks. In this regard, the IGrC control is usually performed by means of properly selected and enforced (among project participants) project principles. These principles constitute examples of c-granules, expressed by complex vague concepts (represented by c-granules too). The c-granules evolve with time (in particular, the meaning of the concepts is also subject of change). This methodology is illustrated using project principles applied by the author during the implementation of the POLTAX, AlgoTradix, Merix, and Excavio projects outlined in the book.
Description : SCRUM IN ACTION: AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT is a practical how-to guide for software project teams on how to successfully deploy an Agile software framework with Scrum. It is clearly and concisely written and is the first practical
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Description : There has never been a Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Guide like this. It contains 348 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces everything you want to know about Certified Agile Tester (CAT). A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: Agile testing, Scott Ambler, Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit blog, Project Management Institute - PMI-ACP, Galileo (satellite navigation) - Science projects using Galileo, Management 20th century, Agile software development Predecessors, Scrum-ban, What are the top most important qualities that a scrum master should have?, Agile Unified Process - Philosophies, Software development process - Agile development, Earned value management - Preparation, Unified Process - Refinements and Variations, Scott Ambler - Publications, University of Texas at Austin - Research, Waterfall model - Criticism, Design - The Action-Centric Model, Agile software development Experience and reception, Lean software development, Lean software development - Origin, Crystal Clear (software development), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - Competitors, Mashup (web application hybrid) - Types of mashup, Flexible product development, Agile software development Comparison with other methods, Jim Highsmith - Publications, Agile software development Method tailoring, Systems development life-cycle - Strengths and weaknesses, IT service management - Other frameworks, concern with the overhead and limitations, Project management Agile project management, Aspect-oriented software development Adoption, PM Declaration of Interdependence - Origins, and much more...
Description : DevOps is an emerging set of principles, methods and practices for communication, collaboration and integration between software development (application/software engineering) and IT operations (systems administration/infrastructure) professionals. It has developed in response to the emerging understanding of the interdependence and importance of both the development and operations disciplines in meeting an organization's goal of rapidly producing software products and services. This book is your ultimate resource for DevOps. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about DevOps right away, covering: DevOps, Agile software development, Adaptive Software Development, Agile application, Agile management, Agile Manifesto, Agile Modeling, Agile testing, Agile Unified Process, Agilo for Scrum, Applied Agile Software Development, Burn down chart, Crystal Clear (software development), Extreme Programming, Feature Driven Development, ICONIX, Kalistick, Kanban (development), Lean software development, Lightweight methodology, LiquiBase, Microsoft Solutions Framework, Mingle, MKS Integrity, P-Modeling Framework, Planbox, Planning poker, PM Declaration of Interdependence, Presenter First, RATF, Scrum (development), Scrumedge, ScrumMaster, Sprint (scrum), Sprint (software development), Stand-up meeting, SWAT Team (process model), ThoughtWorks Studios, Torry Harris Business Solutions, User story, VersionOne, Wabi-sabi, Software development process, Accelerator (Software), Application lifecycle management, AspectJ, Best Coding Practices, Big Design Up Front, Cap Gemini SDM, Capability Maturity Model, Capability Maturity Model Integration, CCU Delivery, Change control board, Chaos model, Cleanroom Software Engineering, CodeBeamer (software), Computer programming, Development environment, Domain engineering, Domain-specific multimodeling, Dual Vee Model, Dynamic Systems Development Method, Eating your own dog food, Eclipse Buckminster, Eclipse Process Framework, Egoless programming, Endeavour Software Project Management, Enterprise Unified Process, Envirostructure, Essential Unified Process, Evolutionary Process for Integrating COTS-Based Systems, Extreme programming practices, Functional specification, Goal-Driven Software Development Process, Google Guice, IBM Rational Unified Process, IBM Tivoli Unified Process (ITUP), IEC 62304, Incremental build model, Information engineering, INVEST (mnemonic), ISO 12207, ISO/IEC 15504, Iterative and incremental development, Iterfall development, Jackson System Development, Joint application design, LeanCMMI, Lower level design, Macroscope (methodology suite), Maintenance release, MBASE, Merise, Meta-process modeling, Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle, Model-driven software development, Modified waterfall models, Modular Approach to Software Construction Operation and Test, Monitoring Maintenance Lifecycle, Mps.br, Narrative designer, NMock, OpenUP, OpenUP/Basic, Outside-in software development, Package development process, Parasoft Concerto, Personal Software Process, Problem-oriented development, Process Driven Development, Process specification, Process-centered design, Product software implementation method, Pulse (ALM), Rapid application development, Rationally Adaptive Process, Redesign (software), Release engineering, Requirements analysis, Reversion (software development), Revision control, Rolling release, RUP hump, Sandbox (software development), SAP implementation, Software architecture, Software deployment, Software design...and much more This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of DevOps. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of DevOps with the objectivity of experienced professionals.