The Art of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations

Bhuvan Unhelkar

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November 26, 2012 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 527 Pages - 143 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439851180 - CAT# K12339
Series: Advanced & Emerging Communications Technologies

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Features

  • Presents a consistent, integrated, and strategic approach to achieving Agility in your business
  • Describes metrics that are relevant to the entire CAMS lifecycle
  • Explains how to embed Agile practices within formal process-maps in projects
  • Includes figures, case studies, and tables that illustrate key concepts

Summary

The Art of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations presents a consistent, integrated, and strategic approach to achieving "Agility" in your business. Transcending beyond Agile as a software development method, it covers the gamut of methods in an organization—including business processes, governance standards, project management, quality management, and business analysis—to show you how to use this composite approach to enhance your ability to adapt and respond to evolving business requirements. The book is divided into three parts:

  1. Introduces Agility and identifies the challenges facing organizations in terms of development and maintenance approaches
  2. Presents Composite Agile Method and Strategy (CAMS) as a carefully constructed combination of process elements and illustrates its application to development, business management, business analysis, project management, and quality
  3. Includes two Agile case studies, a comprehensive index, definitions of key acronyms, and appendices with a current list of Agile methods and interview summaries

The book describes relevant metrics for the entire CAMS lifecycle and explains how to embed Agile practices within formal process-maps in projects. Filled with figures, case studies, and tables that illustrate key concepts, the text is ideal for a two- or three-day training course or workshop. It is also suitable for a 13-week education course for higher degree students that includes process discussions and consideration of Agile values at both software and business levels. The chapters are organized to correspond roughly to such lectures with an option to choose from the case study chapters.