By Bob Winter

ISBN-10: 1484208935

ISBN-13: 9781484208939

Agile functionality development demonstrates the mutual advantages that accrue to the worlds of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement whilst the values and ideas of either are mixed synergistically lower than the tips of practitioners expert in either. The agile functionality development version blends the foundations of human functionality expertise with the frameworks and practices of Agile. the result's an technique that maximizes the worth of interactions one of the advisor, the paintings crew, and the client. not like conventional end-to-end waterfall techniques, agile functionality development can provide price continually and in small increments, relentlessly targeting results of worth to the buyer. construction on buildings of Agile which are utilized in software program improvement, akin to Scrum, the agile functionality development version considers the human component to holistic recommendations in developing a continual circulate of value.

Bob wintry weather, a functionality advisor, used to be the product proprietor for the company schooling scrum helping an agile transition initiative for thousands of engineering groups. From this cross-disciplinary adventure, he found 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 ultimate to counterpoint and help one another. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the functionality advisor, and using the teachings of human functionality expertise improves the effectiveness of software program improvement teams.

In Agile functionality development, wintry weather teaches functionality experts tips to follow agile ideas, values, and techniques usefully to the initiatives of optimizing human functionality in parts of perform not just adjacent but additionally well past the area of software program and IT engineering, corresponding to company studying options, human assets platforms, and non-software items. Conversely, he exhibits engineering groups immersed in an agile setting find out how to strengthen their functionality utilizing the rules and methods taught and cultivated via functionality specialists. the writer, who has labored largely on each side of the normal divide, recounts entertainingly yet informatively how either sparks and fur can fly whilst geeks stumble upon humans people.

What you’ll learn

After interpreting this booklet, enterprise executives, staff individuals, agile practitioners, and function consulting practitioners should be capable of do the following:

practice agile engineering practices to the layout and improvement of studying options and non-software products
observe the analytical concepts of human functionality expertise to the answer of any company challenge related to human features, together with software program development
Leverage the agile functionality development version to maximise the price of interactions between product vendors, paintings groups, and buyers 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 e-book 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
enterprise executives together with basic managers, sensible managers, leader info officials, leader studying officials, and leader humans Officers
scholars majoring in any of those topic parts: laptop technology, educational expertise, office studying, human assets administration, enterprise management, commercial and organizational psychology, organizational improvement, business and exertions relations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Agile and Human functionality know-how: 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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It might become a blockbuster project, if it has a great case for providing value to the customer. Or the item might never rise to the top of the priority list. Usually, if you add an item to the backlog after minimal discovery, you have a chuckle over it: “Yeah, he wants us to design and deliver a five-day training class about Confucianism as the pathway to software wisdom. ” “Putting it in the backlog” will almost always be received as unhelpful by the client. This is not good for the future of your relationship or your career.

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Thomas F. Gilbert1 As an agilist working out of an internal support function, the performance consultant is the product owner. The performance consultant learns from Scrum, SAFe, and other Agile frameworks the importance of backlog refinement and prioritization, so that items of the highest value to the customer are done first. Conversely, the product owner in traditional Agile fields such as software engineering can learn from the performance consultant. 2 The performance consultant’s toolkit as presented in this chapter provides direction for how to field requests, how to interact with customers, and how to approach analysis of human performance.

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