Agile Software Development with SCRUM

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Ken Schwaber / Mike Beedle  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
158
Pub.-date
October 2001
ISBN13
9780130676344
ISBN
0130676349
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Description

For courses on Agile Software Development, Extreme Software Development or Advanced Software Engineering covering one of those topics.

The Agile software process allows companies to implement extreme programming quickly and immediately and to begin producing software incrementally in as little as 30 days. Scrum is the fastest, easiest to implement, and most widely accepted Agile process. This book shows readers how to use Scrum to quickly and seamlessly implement extreme programming while producing software. Readers will come to understand a new approach to systems development projects that cuts through the complexity and ambiguity of complex, emergent requirements and unstable technology to iteratively and quickly produce quality software.

Features

  • Thorough description of Scrum practices.
    • Illustrates how Agile processes work and how to manage them.

  • Large number of end-to-end case studies.
    • Shows a wide range of people and projects have been successful using Scrum.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction.


2. Great Ready for Scrum!


3. Scrum Practices.


4. Applying Scrum.


5. Why Scrum?


6. Why Does Scrum Work?


7. Advanced Scrum Applications.


8. Scrum and the Organization.


9. Scrum Values.

Back Cover

Arguably the most important book about managing technology and systems development efforts, this book describes building systems using the deceptively simple process, Scrum. Readers will come to understand a new approach to systems development projects that cuts through the complexity and ambiguity of complex, emergent requirements and unstable technology to iteratively and quickly produce quality software.

BENEFITS
  • Learn how to immediately start producing software incrementally regardless of existing engineering practices or methodologies
  • Learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes
  • Learn how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper
  • Learn why Agile processes work and how to manage them
  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes

Author

Ken Schwaber is president of Advanced Development Methods (ADM), a company dedicated to improving the software development practice. He is an experienced software developer, product manager, and industry consultant. Schwaber initiated the process management product revolution of the early 1990's and also worked with Jeff Sutherland to formulate the initial versions of the Scrum development process.

Mike Beedle, an experienced software development practitioner, is the founder and CEO of e-Architects, Inc., a management and technical consulting company that helps its clients develop software in record time. Beedle has contributed to thousands of software projects for the last 20 years, and has used, recommended, and guided others to implement Scrum since 1995.

Reader Review(s)


"Agile development methods are key to the future of flexible software systems. Scrum is one of the vanguards of the new way to buy and manage software development when business conditions are changing. This book distills both the theory and practice and is essential reading for anyone who needs to cope with software in a volatile world." - Martin Fowler, industry consultant and CTO, ThoughtWorks




"Most executives today are not happy with their organization's ability to deliver systems at reasonable cost and timeframes. Yet, if pressed, they will admit that they don't think their software developers are not competent. If it's not the engineers, then what is it that prevents fast development at reasonable cost? Scrum gives the answer to the question and the solution to the problem. - Alan Buffington, industry consultant, former Present, Fidelity Systems Company