From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams
Distributed agile teams have a terrible reputation. They don't deliver on time, and too often, they don't deliver what the customer needs. However, most agile teams, have at least one remote team member. And, agile approaches are here to stay.
Don't blindly apply agile practices designed for collocated teams. Instead, learn to use three mindset shifts and the agile and lean principles to create your successful distributed agile team. Use the tips and traps to help your team succeed.
Leave the chaos of virtual teams behind. See how to help your distributed team succeed. This work was written and produced entirely by the author. We are proud to be distributing it.
You've worked on agile teams before, but how do you use these same practices with a distributed team? You don't! Taking off-the-shelf practices designed for collocated environments will only frustrate your teams. Or worse, you may even cause harm by forcing people to w ...
Ben is stuck. A development lead with a strong vision for how the intersection of development and operations at his office can be improved, he can't help but feel overwhelmed and discouraged by common problems such as slow turnaround time, rushed and ineffective handover documentation, mounting technical debt, and a lagging QA process. What steps should Ben take to build the momentum needed to create positive changes within his company?
In this unique business novel by Dave Harrison and Knox Lively, two DevOps professionals with years of diverse experience in the industry, you follow Ben as he solves work frustrations in order to adopt Agile DevOps, and microservices architectures for his organization. Achieving DevOps addresses the Now what? moment many DevOps professionals face on their journey. The story provides you with the knowledge you need to navigate the internal political waters, build management support, show measurable results, and bring DevOps successfully into ...
Agile Project Management with Azure DevOps
Roll up your sleeves and jump into Agile project management to use and customize Microsoft Azure DevOps. Organizations adopt Agile practices because they are a key enabler to run better projects, get more successful end results, and achieve an overall higher quality output. To benefit the most from Agile you need an Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) or DevOps toolset that supports your style and work environment.
Agile Project Management with Azure DevOps teaches you how to use Azure DevOps to implement many Agile practices such as SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban, and it shows you how they fit into a well-planned Agile implementation. Agile product owners will learn how to work with Azure DevOps to set up a project from scratch, and to continue using Azure DevOps throughout.
Keeping track of progress is important in any project. Author Joachim Rossberg teaches you about the tools in Azure DevOps that can help you track progress and ...
Great Big Agile
Big Agile leaders need an empirical, "high-trust" model that provides guidance for scaling and sustaining agility and capability throughout a modern technology organization. This book presents the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH)-a "how-ability" model that provides agile leaders and teams with an operating system to build, evaluate, and sustain great agile habits and behaviors. The APH is an organizational operating system based on a set of interdependent, self-organizing circles, or holons, that reflect the empirical, object-oriented nature of agility.
As more companies seek the benefits of Agile within and beyond IT, agile leaders need to build and sustain capability while scaling agility - no easy task - and they need to succeed without introducing unnecessary process and overhead. The APH is drawn from lessons learned while observing and assessing hundreds of agile companies and teams.
It is not a process or a hierarchy, but a ...
An Executive's Guide to Software Quality in an Agile Organization
Utilize a set of practical guidelines to help your Agile organization elevate software design quality as an important business driver to achieve customer satisfaction and, ultimately, higher revenue for your company. This is the first book to focus on a holistic quality view—what it is and how it links to overall business enhancements.
The real-world examples used in this book allow you to learn and apply similar strategies and guidelines to help create a quality blueprint for your organization. Five pillars of quality are defined that can be used for any industry and, once internalized, can serve as a set of tools to continuously improve and measure the key factors impacting quality.
Be aware of the key elements in any transformation that involves culture; Link quality and business outcomes; Understand quality and its holistic definition and why continuous improvement is still a relevant approach in enhancing quality; Follow guidelines with specific examples that can be ...
Reinventing ITIL in the Age of DevOps
Delve into the principles of ITIL and DevOps and examine the similarities and differences. This book re-engineers the ITIL framework to work in DevOps projects without changing its meaning and its original objectives, making it fit for purpose for use in DevOps projects. Reinventing ITIL in the Age of DevOpsshows you the relevance of ITIL since the emergence of DevOps and puts a unique spin on the ITIL service management framework. Along the way you will see that ITIL is a mature service management framework and years of maturity will be lost if it's made invalid.
The ideas, recommendations, and solutions provided in Reinventing ITIL in the Age of DevOps can be leveraged in order to readily develop solutions or create proposals for clients. The ideas in this book can be further expanded to deliver seamless services to DevOps projects.
Discover the basics of ITIL and DevOps; Compare ITIL and DevOps; Understand the structure of a DevOps organization and adapt the ITIL roles to thi ...
Agile Office 365
Plan, deploy, and run Office 365 using an agile project management approach. This soup-to-nuts guide teaches you how to apply agile techniques in order to make your Office 365 implementation a success, even as the Microsoft Office 365 platform continues to evolve and introduce new features.
The author's approach to teaching time- and resource-saving concepts mirrors the process a team might typically encounter in delivering software projects. Learning begins with an overview of Office 365 and Agile. From there, you delve into topics correlating to product conception, execution, and deployment. The book wraps up with a comprehensive discussion on how Office 365, straight out of the box, can be used as a tool to manage Office 365 deployments and other types of projects.
Understand what Office 365 is and why it is the world's most popular online business app; Adapt your delivery process to work with Office 365 and its regular update schedule; Recognize potential risk a ...
Practical Object-Oriented Design, 2nd Edition
Object-oriented programming languages exist to help you create beautiful, straightforward applications that are easy to change and simple to extend. Unfortunately, the world is awash with object-oriented (OO) applications that are difficult to understand and expensive to change. Practical Object-Oriented Design, Second Edition, immerses you in an OO mindset and teaches you powerful, real-world, object-oriented design techniques with simple and practical examples.
Sandi Metz demonstrates how to build new applications that can "survive success" and repair existing applications that have become impossible to change.
Decide what belongs in a single class; Avoid entangling objects that should be kept separate; Define flexible interfaces among objects; Reduce programming overhead costs with duck typing; Successfully apply inheritance; Build objects via composition. ...
As long-time competitive advantages disappear, astute executives and change agents know they must achieve true agile transformation. In Unlocking Agility, Jorgen Hesselberg reveals what works, what doesn't, and how to overcome the daunting obstacles.
Distilling 10+ years of experience leading agile transformation in the enterprise, Hesselberg guides you on jumpstarting change, sustaining momentum, and executing superbly on customer commitments as you move forward. He helps you identify appropriate roles for consultants, optimize organizational structures, set realistic expectations, and measure against them. He shares first-hand accounts from pioneering transformation leaders at firms including Intel, Nokia, Salesforce.com, Spotify, and many more.
Balance building the right thing, the right way, at the right speed; Design a holistic transformation strategy using five dimensions of agility: Technology, Organizational Design, People, Leadership, and Culture; Promote ...
SAFe 4.5 Distilled, 2nd Edition
To succeed in today's adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the world's most successful companies - including Intel, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Cisco, and Philips - have turned to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge.
SAFe 4.5 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises explains how adopting SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement. In this book, you will.
Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, the problems it solves, and how to apply it; Get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business: team, program, value stream, and portfolio; Learn why SAFe works: the power of SAFe's Lean-Agile mindset, values, and principles; Discover how systems thinking, Agile development, and Lean product development for ...
Agile for Everybody
The Agile movement provides real, actionable answers to the question that keeps many company leaders awake at night: How do we stay successful in a fast-changing and unpredictable world? Agile has already transformed how modern companies build and deliver software. This practical book demonstrates how entire organizations - from product managers and engineers to marketers and executives - can put Agile to work.
Author Matt LeMay explains Agile in clear, jargon-free terms and provides concrete and actionable steps to help any team put its values and principles into practice. Examples from a wide variety of organizations, including small nonprofits and global financial enterprises, bring to life the on-the-ground realities of Agile across industries and functions.
Understand exactly what Agile is and why it matters; Use Agile to address your organization's specific needs and goals; Take customer centricity from theory into practice; ...