Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

By Amr Elssamadisy

Confirmed styles and strategies for Succeeding with Agile on your Organization

Agile equipment promise that will help you create software program that grants way more company value—and do it speedier, at lower price, and with much less ache. besides the fact that, many agencies fight with implementation and leveraging those how you can their complete profit. during this booklet, Amr Elssamadisy identifies the strong classes which have been realized approximately effectively relocating to agile and distills them into 30 confirmed agile adoption patterns.

Elssamadisy walks you thru the method of defining your optimum agile adoption procedure with case experiences and hands-on workouts that remove darkness from the foremost issues. He systematically examines the commonest stumbling blocks to agile implementation, opting for confirmed recommendations. You’ll examine the place to begin, easy methods to pick out the easiest agile practices on your company and technical atmosphere, and the way to undertake agility incrementally, development on gradually becoming success.

Next, he provides the definitive agile adoption trend reference: all of the info you want to enforce the tactic that you’ve already outlined. using the vintage trend layout, he explains every one agile answer in its right context, revealing why it works—and find out how to utilize it. The trend reference prepares you to

Understand the center drivers, rules, and values linked to agile success
Tightly concentration improvement on providing enterprise value–and realize the “smells” of a undertaking headed off track
Gain swift, potent suggestions practices: new release, kickoff and stand-up conferences, demos, retrospectives, and lots more and plenty more
Foster workforce improvement: co-location, self-organization, cross-functional roles, and the way to deliver the client aboard
Facilitate technical initiatives and techniques: checking out, refactoring, non-stop integration, easy layout, collective code possession, and pair programming
Act as a good trainer, studying to have interaction the group and advertise learning
Integrate “clusters” of agile practices that paintings particularly good together

Agile Adoption styles can help you no matter if you’re making plans your first agile venture, attempting to enhance your subsequent undertaking, or evangelizing agility all through your company. This actionable recommendation is designed to paintings with any agile strategy, from XP and Scrum to Crystal transparent and Lean. the sensible insights will make you more advantageous in any agile venture position: as chief, developer, architect, or customer.

Foreword xxiii & xxvi
Preface xxvii
Acknowledgments xxxiii
About the writer xxxvii

Part 1: strategies approximately software program improvement 1
Chapter 1: studying Is the Bottleneck 3
Chapter 2: own Agility for powerful Agile Adoption 13

Part 2: Crafting an Agile Adoption approach 21
Chapter three: company price 23
Chapter four: Smells 29
Chapter five: Adopting Agile Practices 37

Part three: The trend Catalog 53
Chapter 6: The styles of Agile perform Adoption 55
Chapter 7: aim 61
Chapter eight: Cycle 65

Part 3.1: suggestions Practices 69
Chapter nine: generation 71
Chapter 10: Kickoff assembly 77
Chapter eleven: Backlog 81
Chapter 12: making plans Poker 87
Chapter thirteen: Stand-Up assembly 93
Chapter 14: performed nation 99
Chapter 15: Demo 103
Chapter sixteen: Retrospective 109
Chapter 17: free up usually 115
Chapter 18: Co-Located crew 119
Chapter 19: Self-Organizing staff 125
Chapter 20: Cross-Functional group 131
Chapter 21: shopper a part of crew 137
Chapter 22: Evocative record 143
Chapter 23: person tale 149
Chapter 24: Use Case 153
Chapter 25: details Radiator 157

Part 3.2: Technical Practices 161
Chapter 26: computerized Developer assessments 163
Chapter 27: Test-Last improvement 173
Chapter 28: Test-First improvement 177
Chapter 29: Refactoring 183
Chapter 30: non-stop Integration 189
Chapter 31: easy layout 197
Chapter 32: sensible checks 203
Chapter 33: Collective Code possession 219
Chapter 34: Pair Programming 223

Part 3.3: aiding Practices 229
Chapter 35: trainer 231
Chapter 36: have interaction the neighborhood 235
Chapter 37: examining Circle 239
Chapter 38: Workshop 245
Chapter 39: lecture room education 249

Part 3.4: The Clusters 255
Chapter forty: Agile generation 257
Chapter forty-one: conversation Cluster 263
Chapter forty two: Evolutionary layout 269
Chapter forty three: Test-Driven improvement 277
Chapter forty four: Test-Driven requisites 285

Part four: Case stories 293
Chapter forty five: BabyCenter 295
Chapter forty six: corporation X 305

Part five: Appendices 321
Appendix A: development to enterprise price Mappings 323
Appendix B: Pattern-to-Smell Mappings 325
Appendix C: Getting the main from Agile perform styles 327
Appendix D: additional studying 331

Bibliography 333

Index 339

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