Agile/iterative methods: From business case to successful implementation
This is the definitive guide for managers and students to agile and iterative development methods: what they are, how they work, how to implement them—and why you should.
Using statistically significant research and large-scale case studies, noted methods expert Craig Larman presents the most convincing case ever made for iterative development. Larman offers a concise, information-packed summary of the key ideas that drive all agile and iterative processes, with the details of four noteworthy iterative methods: Scrum, XP, RUP, and Evo. Coverage includes:
Compelling evidence that iterative methods reduce project risk
Frequently asked questions
Agile and iterative values and practices
Dozens of useful iterative and agile practice tips
New management skills for agile/iterative project leaders
Key practices of Scrum, XP, RUP, and Evo
Whether you're an IT executive, project manager, student of software engineering, or developer, Craig Larman will help you understand the promise of agile/iterative development, sell it throughout your organizationaeand transform the promise into reality.