Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide by Craig Larman

By Craig Larman

Agile and iterative tools have emerged because the preferred methods to software program improvement, and with reliable cause. examine (examined and mentioned intimately inside of this ebook) exhibits that iterative tools lessen the chance of failure, in comparison to conventional types of improvement. This booklet is an effective advent for either managers and practitioners that desire a distilled and thoroughly prepared studying reduction for the hands-on practices from making plans to standards to trying out and the values that outline those tools. the writer additionally offers proof of the worth of switching to agile and iterative tools. by means of learning this booklet, the reader will discover ways to practice the major principles in agile and iterative improvement, the main points and comparability of 4 influential iterative equipment (Scrum, severe Programming, Evo, and the Unified Process), solutions to commonly asked questions, and demanding similar administration talents. The book's target is caliber info that may be quick understood and utilized.

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According to a CNETAsia article in December 2003, HP has the distinction of being one of the largest transnational IT employers in India. 24 This figure differs from Wired magazine's figure of 11,000. It seems like Ms. Fiorina practices what she preaches. HP employs 6,000 workers in Singapore. 25 On Tuesday, January 13, 2003, HP announced that it would be investing a billion dollars in Singapore to bolster its manufacturing base there. 26 HP will also be investing $55 million over the next three years to establish an R&D facility in Singapore to work on networking hardware.

The industrial park is dominated by a number of tall green office towers. " Oracle's plans to employ 6,000 Indian workers at its seven-acre Hyderabad campus (15 percent of its current workforce), doubling its head count. In keeping with this goal, by the end of 2004, Oracle plans to expand its Indian workforce from 3,000 to 4,000. 22 Oracle formed its Indian subSidiary, Oracle India, back in 1993. In 1996, Oracle India was given three months to develop a new product from the ground up. The Indian engineers worked around the clock, easily beating code cutoff deadlines.

Department of Labor and Forrester Research, Inc. As you can see, software isn't the only industry that will be affected. Office jobs, management, and general business positions are threatened. 3 million people isn't that much. The government says that in the third quarter of 2003 there were approximately 147 million people employed in the private sector. This is a little over 2 percent of the current employment statistic. 3 million is exactly a small number. According to the Census Bureau, Chicago has a population of approximately 3 million.

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