By Bob Winter
Agile functionality development demonstrates the mutual advantages that accrue to the worlds of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement while the values and rules of either are mixed synergistically below the assistance of practitioners expert in either. The agile functionality development version blends the rules of human functionality know-how with the frameworks and practices of Agile. the result's an method that maximizes the price of interactions one of the advisor, the paintings workforce, and the buyer. not like conventional end-to-end waterfall techniques, agile functionality development can provide price always and in small increments, relentlessly targeting results of worth to the client. construction on buildings of Agile which are utilized in software program improvement, akin to Scrum, the agile functionality development version considers the human part of holistic ideas in constructing a continuing flow of value.
Bob wintry weather, a functionality advisor, was once the product proprietor for the company schooling scrum aiding an agile transition initiative for thousands of engineering groups. From this cross-disciplinary event, he chanced on that the 2 cultures, languages, and methodologies of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement are—far from being incongruent, incompatible, or beside the point to every other—in truth superb to counterpoint and help one another. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the functionality advisor, and utilising the teachings of human functionality expertise improves the effectiveness of software program improvement teams.
In Agile functionality development, wintry weather teaches functionality specialists easy methods to practice agile rules, values, and strategies usefully to the projects of optimizing human functionality in parts of perform not just adjacent but additionally way past the world of software program and IT engineering, resembling company studying suggestions, human assets structures, and non-software items. Conversely, he exhibits engineering groups immersed in an agile surroundings easy methods to enhance their functionality utilizing the rules and methods taught and cultivated through functionality specialists. the writer, who has labored widely on each side of the normal divide, recounts entertainingly yet informatively how either sparks and fur can fly whilst geeks come upon humans people.
What you’ll learn
After analyzing this e-book, company executives, crew individuals, agile practitioners, and function consulting practitioners can be in a position to do the following:
practice agile engineering practices to the layout and improvement of studying suggestions and non-software products
practice the analytical strategies of human functionality know-how to the answer of any company challenge regarding human features, together with software program development
Leverage the agile functionality development version to maximise the worth of interactions between product vendors, paintings groups, and clients in any product or procedure area
stay away from the typical pitfalls confronted by means of groups transitioning from conventional paintings how you can Agile
Who this e-book is for
The readerships for this ebook include:
functionality consulting practitioners, from the fields of human assets, company studying, and inner and exterior consulting
Agile practitioners, together with software program builders, agile coaches, and different professionals
company executives together with basic managers, practical managers, leader details officials, leader studying officials, and leader humans Officers
scholars majoring in any of those topic components: desktop technological know-how, educational expertise, office studying, human assets administration, enterprise management, business and organizational psychology, organizational improvement, business and exertions relations
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Agile and Human functionality expertise: The Twain Shall Meet
Chapter 2. the fundamentals of Human functionality Improvement
Chapter three: The functionality Consultant’s Toolkit
Chapter four. the fundamentals of Agile
Chapter five. The Agile software program Engineer’s Toolkit
Chapter 6. Agile functionality Improvement
Chapter 7. Proving Value
Chapter eight. non-stop development Lore
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Agile Performance Improvement by Bob Winter