Agile Adoption Patterns by Amr Elssamadisy
A Roadmap to Organizational Success

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Proven Patterns and Techniques for Succeeding with Agile in Your Organization

 

Agile methods promise to help you create software that delivers far more business value–and do it faster, at lower cost, and with less pain. However, many organizations struggle with implementation and leveraging these methods to their full benefit. In this book, Amr Elssamadisy identifies the powerful lessons that have been learned about successfully moving to agile and distills them into 30 proven agile adoption patterns.

 

Elssamadisy walks you through the process of defining your optimal agile adoption strategy with case studies and hands-on exercises that illuminate the key points. He systematically examines the most common obstacles to agile implementation, identifying proven solutions. You’ll learn where to start, how to choose the best agile practices for your business and technical environment, and how to adopt agility incrementally, building on steadily growing success.

 

Next, he presents the definitive agile adoption pattern reference: all the information you need to implement the strategy that you’ve already defined. Utilizing the classic pattern format, he explains each agile solution in its proper context, revealing why it works–and how to make the most of it. The pattern reference prepares you to

 

Understand the core drivers, principles, and values associated with agile success Tightly focus development on delivering business value—and recognize the “smells” of a project headed off track Gain rapid, effective feedback practices: iteration, kickoff and stand-up meetings, demos, retrospectives, and much more Foster team development: co-location, self-organization, cross-functional roles, and how to bring the customer aboard Facilitate technical tasks and processes: testing, refactoring, continuous integration, simple design, collective code ownership, and pair programming Act as an effective coach, learning to engage the community and promote learning Integrate “clusters” of agile practices that work exceptionally well together

 

 

About Amr Elssamadisy

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Amr Elssamadisy (www.elssamadisy.com) is a software development practitioner who works with his clients to build better, more valuable software. He and his colleagues at Gemba Systems help both small and large development teams learn new technologies, adopt and adapt appropriate Agile development practices, and focus their efforts to maximize the value they bring to their organizations.   Amr’s technical background and experience in C/C++, Java/J2EE, and .NET allows him to appreciate the problems of development teams and offer them support.   At the same time, he realizes that most problems–even in software–are people problems that are not solved by tools and technology. Therefore, Amr and his colleagues at Gemba Systems focus on issues such as personal agility, team building, communication, feedback, and all the other soft skills that distinguish excellent teams.   Amr is also the author of Patterns of Agile Practice Adoption: The Technical Cluster. He is an editor for the AgileQ at InfoQ, a contributor to the Agile Journal, and a frequent presenter at software development conferences.  
 
Published June 27, 2008 by Addison-Wesley Professional. 408 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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