Over the last two years, I’ve been writing a book on achieving enterprise-level software agility. I did so in the hope that what I and others have learned in applying the principles and practices of software agility at enterprise scale would benefit the software industry as a whole. Even more importantly, I hope to help all software practitioners –developers, testers, team leads, project managers and executives alike– achieve higher productivity and greater personal satisfaction in their every day working lives as they struggle daily to deliver quality software much more rapidly to the marketplace.
I’m happy to announce that the finished product: Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, is now available on line and in mainstream bookstores throughout the US.
Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises
Based on my experiences of the last few years in coaching larger teams in their adoption of agile methods, I’ve written a new book which has just been published (March 2007) by Addison-Wesley. The title is Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises and it is available on line and at technical bookstores nationwide. Here’s how the book is described:
Agile development practices, while still controversial in some circles, offer undeniable benefits: faster time to market, better responsiveness to changing customer requirements, and higher quality. However, agile practices have been defined and recommended primarily to small teams. In Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell describes how agile methods can be applied to enterprise-class development.
- Part I provides an overview of the most common and effective agile methods.
- Part II describes seven best practices of agility that natively scale to the enterprise level.
- Part III describes an additional set of seven organizational capabilities that companies can master to achieve the full benefits of software agility on an enterprise scale.
This book is invaluable to software developers, testers and QA personnel, managers and team leads, as well as to executives of software organizations whose objective is to increase the quality and productivity of the software development process but who are faced with all the challenges of developing software on an enterprise scale.
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