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Agile Estimating and Planning
The definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance
cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get
the job done, with real-world examples and case studies.
Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
Software development projects can be fun, productive, and even daring. Yet they can consistently deliver
value to a business and remain under control. Extreme Programming (XP) was conceived and developed to address
the specific needs of software development conducted by small teams in the face of vague and changing
requirements. This new lightweight methodology challenges many conventional tenets, including the long-held
assumption that the cost of changing a piece of software necessarily rises dramatically over the course of
time. XP recognizes that projects have to work to achieve this reduction in cost and exploit the savings once
they have been earned.
Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. But
traditionally, retrospectives (also known as "post-mortems") are only helpful at the end of the project--too
late to help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental. You need to accurately find and
fix problems to help the team today.
Out of the Crisis
According to W. Edwards Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of
management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in
1986, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous 14 Points for Management. Management's failure
to plan for the future, he claims, brings about loss of market, which brings about loss of jobs. Management
must be judged not only by the quarterly dividend, but by innovative plans to stay in business, protect
investment, ensure future dividends, and provide more jobs through improved product and service. In simple,
direct language, he explains the principles of management transformation and how to apply them.