Agile Development & Business Goals: The Six Week Solution

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780123815200: Agile Development & Business Goals: The Six Week Solution

Agile Development and Business Goals describes a unique, state-of-the-art methodology that aligns the critical but often 'silo-ed' software development process with core company goals. Eschewing long-winded "agile philosophy" in favor of a formally prioritized process, this book serves as a distilled learning guide for managing technical resources in a manner that directly boosts your bottom line. Build the teams, define the roles, acquire the tools, and deliver your world-class software on time and on budget.



* Explains how to employ automation in your development process to improve your company's profitability.

* Introduces a compensation structure that incents your technical talent to deliver measurable results on a predictable basis.

* Provides real-world solutions - questions to ask when hiring or which build server software to consider, for example - instead of theoretical discussions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The ability to think of software development as a part of the business is lacking in far too many organizations. Many CIO's report to the COO or even the CFO - as opposed to the CEO. Technology is only going to become more and more important in the coming years, and the organizations that are able to align this to their financial needs and delivery needs are the ones that will succeed in the new economy. The ability to show and understand the alignment of a business sector bottom line to these methodologies will give companies some support in leaping the chasm to true Agile development. This book addresses a much neglected gap between the technical and business aspects of software development. I recommend it for C-levels and project leads as well. It would also be a useful tool for the senior management that will be responsible for implementing such a solution. - Steve Ropa, Agile Consultant, VersionOne All agile practitioners dream of achieving development flywheels that yield high-value features on a predictable cadence. While today's hubbub about Agile promises this, achieving it and then sustaining on-going momentum are difficult to say the least. The Six Week Solution provides focus and solutions to many factors that must be addressed for high output teams. The pragmatic approaches found in the book can be directly adopted for new teams or, in some cases, adapted to improve existing agile operations. I recommend it as useful reading for those wanting a better understanding of the dynamics found in an agile-centered company. - Bill Wood, VP, Product Development, Ping Identity

About the Author:

Bill Holtsnider is an experienced writer, educator, and software professional with more than 26 years of experience working in the computer industry. His IT expertise includes working in such diverse areas as stock portfolio management, identity management, and software development. He is the author of six books and a wide range of technical and marketing documentation.

Tom Wheeler has a long track record of building organizations to develop commercial software, including products for financial services and contact centers. He has built, sold and been a senior manager in a variety of different types of companies, including international conglomerates and garage-sized start ups. He first created the Six Week Solution back in the 1980's and has been fine-tuning it since.

George Stragand is a manager and software developer with over 20 years of producing and managing the delivery of commercial software on time. He has worked for companies ranging in size from startups to multinationals, creating software both for external and in-house use. He still hasn't found a problem which couldn't be solved by one more level of indirection or a suitable amount of explosives in the correct location.

Joseph Gee has spent the last 10 years of his career leading and coaching teams through a variety of successful projects and Agile transitions. His advocacy for software craftsmanship has equipped teams for success in small custom shops, large telecom enterprise systems, commercial shrink-wrap modeling software, and, most recently, cutting edge behavioral analytics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Morgan Kaufmann (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. Book Condition: New. N/A. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP76037913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
0.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.15
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Morgan Kaufmann (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0123815207

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.63
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Morgan Kaufmann (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0123815207

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.48
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 190 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Agile Development and Business Goals: The Six-Week Solution is a guide for the software development process, which can be challenging, difficult, and time-consuming. This process, called the Agile process, is unique, and it features several aspects that distinguish it from the classical methods of software development. The book offers readers information about the design, implementation, and management of the different methods of creating world-class software. The book discusses the various reasons that the development of software is a difficult process, and it addresses how software development sometimes fails and why it seldom aligns with business needs. It further examines the risk associated with software creation and the different ways to mitigate them. This book is relevant to software development managers responsible for creating quality software products, and managing software development teams. * Explains how to employ automation in your development process to improve your company s profitability* Introduces a compensation structure that incents your technical talent to deliver measurable results on a predictable basis* Provides real-world solutions - questions to ask when hiring or which build server software to consider, for example - instead of theoretical discussions. Bookseller Inventory # AA59780123815200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 190 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Agile Development and Business Goals: The Six-Week Solution is a guide for the software development process, which can be challenging, difficult, and time-consuming. This process, called the Agile process, is unique, and it features several aspects that distinguish it from the classical methods of software development. The book offers readers information about the design, implementation, and management of the different methods of creating world-class software. The book discusses the various reasons that the development of software is a difficult process, and it addresses how software development sometimes fails and why it seldom aligns with business needs. It further examines the risk associated with software creation and the different ways to mitigate them. This book is relevant to software development managers responsible for creating quality software products, and managing software development teams. Bookseller Inventory # AA59780123815200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Morgan Kaufmann (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0123815207. Bookseller Inventory # ST0123815207

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Morgan Kaufmann (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780123815200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Elsevier Science & Technology 2010-07-15, San Francisco (2010)
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science & Technology 2010-07-15, San Francisco, 2010. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780123815200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
Published by Elsevier Science & Technology
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science & Technology. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Agile Development and Business Goals: The Six Week Solution, Bill Holtsnider, Tom Wheeler, George Stragand, Joe Gee, Agile Development and Business Goals: The Six-Week Solution is a guide for the software development process, which can be challenging, difficult, and time-consuming. This process, called the "Agile process, is unique, and it features several aspects that distinguish it from the classical methods of software development. The book offers readers information about the design, implementation, and management of the different methods of creating world-class software. The book discusses the various reasons that the development of software is a difficult process, and it addresses how software development sometimes fails and why it seldom aligns with business needs. It further examines the risk associated with software creation and the different ways to mitigate them. This book is relevant to software development managers responsible for creating quality software products, and managing software development teams. * Explains how to employ automation in your development process to improve your company's profitability. * Introduces a compensation structure that incents your technical talent to deliver measurable results on a predictable basis. * Provides real-world solutions - questions to ask when hiring or which build server software to consider, for example - instead of theoretical discussions. Bookseller Inventory # B9780123815200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Holtsnider, Bill; Wheeler, Tom; Stragand, George
ISBN 10: 0123815207 ISBN 13: 9780123815200
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rem Distributors Inc
(STAMFORD, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Shipped promptly and delivered within 3 to 5 working days. For PO BOX, APO, FPO and Puerto Rico addresses delivery done in 8 to 10 working days. Serving customers since 2006. Thousand of satisfied customers!. Bookseller Inventory # REG_9780123815200_Elsev1012_29

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.28
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book