By Craig Larman

Agile and iterative tools have emerged because the hottest techniques to software program improvement, and with solid cause. examine (examined and brought up intimately inside of this booklet) indicates that iterative equipment lessen the chance of failure, in comparison to conventional types of improvement. This publication is a good creation for either managers and practitioners that want a distilled and punctiliously prepared studying relief for the hands-on practices from making plans to standards to checking out and the values that outline those tools. the writer additionally offers facts of the price of switching to agile and iterative tools. via learning this ebook, the reader will discover ways to practice the foremost principles in agile and iterative improvement, the main points and comparability of 4 influential iterative equipment (Scrum, severe Programming, Evo, and the Unified Process), solutions to commonly asked questions, and critical similar administration talents. The book's objective is caliber info that may be quick understood and utilized.

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