Book Reviews Tagged “agile-processes”

Strategize

Strategize

Most agile processes are empty of any advice on forming a company or product strategy. Product backlogs or featurelists are just assumed to exist or to spring spontaneously from the mind of a product owner or key stakeholder. In his new book, “Strategize,” Roman Pichler fills this void in agile thinking.

Roman is a long-time Scrum trainer based in the UK. He has…

Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed

Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed

This book attempts to breach a conceptual divide between developers following agile developers and developers taking what the authors call a “plan–driven” approach. The book does an excellent job of summarizing many agile methods. The main premise of the book is that agile and plan–driven methods each have a “home ground” for which they are the appropriate choice. The…

Lean Software Development

Lean Software Development

Books written during the first phase of agile software development have been about very specific practices we should employ. There are some excellent books on the Extreme Programming, Feature–Driven Development and Scrum agile processes. These books teach us “do a, b, and c if you want to do Extreme Programming” or “do x, y and z if you want to do Scrum.”

In the last…