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Be Agile Do Agile
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Be Agile Do AgileНазвание: Be Agile Do Agile
Автор: Vittal S. Anantatmula, Timothy J. Kloppenborg
Издательство: Business Expert Press, LLC
Год: 2021
Страниц: 247
Язык: английский
Формат: pdf, epub
Размер: 10.1 MB

The global economy and free market philosophy have resulted in higher global competition and increased expectations from customers. It is obvious that new approaches are needed to satisfy demands and many of them fall under a broad umbrella called agile. To capitalize fully on the benefits of agile, one must first understand the concepts that underpin it.

In this book, we first identify many concepts that various approaches advocate for agile and group them into three areas forming a simple, robust system. Then, we describe the most useful agile methods in savage summaries regardless of the approach that promotes them, grouping them logically and showing how to use them.

With the onset of personal computers in 1980s and becoming popular in 1990s, an urgent need to develop and implement software projects became a norm and a requirement. However, for many software developers and those who sought software programs, it is an unknown territory plagued with many unknowns and uncertainties. Neither the company seeking those services nor the project team members who were attempting to deliver those projects knew what processes to adapt for delivering requisite outcomes. Then, what persuaded organizations and software developers to run into this fast-paced situation of developing projects?

The following issues are addressed briefly in chapter 1 and with more details in the book:
1. Tell why organizations have turned to agile as a method of planning and managing their projects
2. Briefly describe major differences between plan-driven (traditional) and agile project management
3. Describe why agile is sometimes a more useful approach
4. Briefly define what be agile and do agile mean

The answer is simple. Personal computers and their applications presented many opportunities to improve productivity and generated many business opportunities to offer new products and services worldwide. Computerization attracted every industry—manufacturing, production, engineering, health care, research and development, service sector—and the like, you name it! Everyone was eager to adapt this technology, and you will find an enthusiastic customer for all these projects.

We have an agnostic agile model that can be useful to anyone using any form of agile. Both concepts for being agile and techniques for doing agile are summarized in this book and there are several ways to use this book. To understand the concepts of agile, consult Chapters 3, 4, and 5. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 will help you learn and perform agile tools and techniques.

When using a lean approach, new work is not pushed to the team due to a schedule or plan. Workers only start working on a new item when they finish the previous one. This is accomplished by using a Kanban board to visually communicate the work that is complete, in process, or waiting to be started, and only starting a predetermined number of items until some of them are complete. A Kanban board is a visible information radiator that openly communicates work status for everyone to see. Kanban boards will be discussed in Chapter 9 with other communication tools.

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