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Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation

An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders

Paperback Engels 2012 9781466557482
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Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation: An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders explains how to increase IT delivery capabilities through the use of Agile and Kanban. Factoring in constant change, communication, a sense of urgency, clear and measurable goals, political realities, and infrastructure needs, it covers all the ingredients required for success.

Using real-world examples, this practical guide illustrates how to implement Agile and Kanban in software project management and development across the entire IT department. To make things easier for busy IT leaders and executives, the text includes two case studies along with numerous templates to facilitate understanding and kick-start implementation.

Explaining how IT and business management can work together to determine business goals that drive this IT-wide undertaking, the book arms you with actionable solutions that can be put to use immediately in any IT department, regardless of size.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9781466557482
Trefwoorden:Scrum, agile, kanban, Lean
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:196
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:27-8-2012
Hoofdrubriek:Projectmanagement

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Inhoudsopgave

SETTING UP THE STAGE
Ineffectiveness of IT Software Project Management and Development: What Can We Do about It?
Why Are Command-and-Control and Waterfall Life Cycle Approaches Harmful When Used Together?
What Can We Do about It?
Executive Summary of Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean)
So, What Is Agile?
So, What Is Lean and What Is Kanban?
Similarities between Agile/Scrum and Kanban
Summary
Endnotes
Why Agile Alone May Not Be Enough or the Right Solution, and Why Implementing Agile or Kanban without Good Business Objectives Will Normally Fail
Why Agile Alone May Not Be Enough (Preliminary Case Study #1)
From Scrum to Kanban (Preliminary Case Study #2)
Pitfalls of New Software Processes

BUSINESS GOALS-DRIVEN IT-WIDE SOFTWARE DELIVERY IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK
Step 1: Identify the Business Sponsor and Her or His Needs and Goals
Step 2: Perform Environment Boundary Identification and Assessment
Step 3: Envision Scenarios and Risks
Step 4: Detail the Chosen Action Plan
Step 5: Implement the Chosen Action Plan
Step 6: Inspect the Implementation’s Progress
Step 7: Adapt the Chosen Action Plan (as Needed)
Summary

Step 1: Identify the (Business) Sponsor and Her or His Needs and Goals
Step 2: Perform Environment Boundary Identification and Assessment
Step 3: Envision Scenarios and Risks
Step 4: Detail the Chosen Action Plan
Step 5: Implement the Chosen Action Plan
Step 6: Inspecting the Implementation’s Progress
Step 7: Adapt the Chosen Action Plan (as Needed)

RETROSPECTIVES
Case Study 1: "Customized Agile Combined with Kanban"
Step 1: Identify Business Sponsor and Her or His Needs and Goals
Step 2: Perform ATP’s Environment Boundary Identification and Assessment
Step 3: Envision ATP Scenarios
Step 4: Develop the Detailed Action Plan for ATP
Step 5: Execute the ATP Action Plan
Step 6: Inspect ATP Execution’s Progress
Step 7: Adapt the WTR Action Plan

APPENDICES
Appendix A: From the Project Management Office to the Project Delivery Office
Appendix B: Change Management
Appendix C: Two Most Important Tools of a Good Software Development Infrastructure

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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