Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide by Craig Larman

By Craig Larman

Agile and iterative equipment have emerged because the preferred techniques to software program improvement, and with reliable cause. study (examined and pointed out intimately inside of this publication) indicates that iterative tools decrease the chance of failure, in comparison to conventional versions of improvement. This e-book is a good creation for either managers and practitioners that desire a distilled and punctiliously prepared studying reduction for the hands-on practices from making plans to standards to trying out and the values that outline those tools. the writer additionally offers proof of the price of switching to agile and iterative equipment. by means of learning this ebook, the reader will learn how to observe the most important rules in agile and iterative improvement, the main points and comparability of 4 influential iterative tools (Scrum, severe Programming, Evo, and the Unified Process), solutions to commonly asked questions, and critical similar administration talents. The book's aim is caliber details that may be quick understood and utilized.

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3. Choose process. On the basis of the characterization of the environment and the goals that have been set, choose the appropriate processes for improvement, and supporting methods and tools, making sure that they are consistent with the goals that have been set. 4. Execute. Perform the product development and provide project feedback based upon the data on goal achievements that are being collected. 9 Empiricism in a Software Engineering Context 27 Characterize Package Set goals Analyze Choose process Execute Fig.

Surveys are discussed further by Fink [58] and Robson [144]. 2. Case study in software engineering is: an empirical enquiry that draws on multiple sources of evidence to investigate one instance (or a small number of instances) of a contemporary software engineering phenomenon within its reallife context, especially when the boundary between phenomenon and context cannot be clearly specified [146]. Case studies are used to research projects, activities or assignments. Data is collected for a specific purpose throughout the study.

Experiments is almost purely quantitative since they have a focus on measuring different variables, change them and measure them again. During these investigations quantitative data is collected and then statistical methods are applied. However, qualitative data may be collected to help interpretation of the data [93]. The following sections give an introduction to each empirical strategy. 2 Surveys Surveys are conducted when the use of a technique or tool already has taken place [133] or before it is introduced.

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