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The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams  As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence.   More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills—as well as a... more...

Ninety seven percent of successful projects are led by an experienced project manager. But getting experience takes time. Until now. Project Management in the Real World is a short cut to this experience: it summarizes over 250 years' of experience from professional project managers. Presented in a quick and easy to read format, it contains a wealth of knowledge that can be practically applied in a short period of time. Anecdotes and tips are... more...

Do you ever look at the clock and wonder where the day went? You spent all this time at work and didn't come close to getting everything done. Tomorrow try something new. Use the Pomodoro Technique to work in focused sprints throughout the day. In Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, Staffan N teberg shows you how to organize your work to accomplish more in less time. There's no need for expensive software or fancy planners.... more...

Agile development methodologies may have started life in IT, but their widespread and continuing adoption means there are many practitioners outside of IT--including designers--who need to change their thinking and adapt their practices. This is the missing book about agile that shows how designers, product managers, and development teams can integrate experience design into lean and agile product development. It equips you with tools, techniques and a... more...

Why is it so difficult to change organizations? What does it really take to make “process improvement” yield measurable results? For more than 30 years, Donald Riefer has been guiding software teams through the technical, organizational, and people issues that must be managed in order to make meaningful process changes—and better products. This practical guide draws from his extensive experience, featuring 11 case... more...


This first-ever interactive Agile Adventure is the gripping tale of an experienced team struggling with agile adoption. In this unique mashup of a business novel written in the gamebook format, you'll overcome common yet daunting challenges that come from using agile methods. As Jim, the agile coach, you'll learn to apply a range of thinking tools and techniques to real-life problems faced by teams and organizations.... more...

You've heard about pair programming's benefits: fewer bugs, improved skills, and faster delivery. But what happens when you want to pair with someone in another city, country, or even hemisphere? With the right tools, you won't have to relocate to refactor. In this book, you'll learn techniques used by the most productive remote programmers in the industry to pair with anyone on the globe on any kind of project. You'll... more...

A Higher Measure of Success What makes an information technology project successful? While many define success in terms of the project being completed on time and within budget, the real measure of success is the value the organization receives when the system is finally implemented. That's why Jack Marchewka's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses... more...

In the past, services had a strong local and national focus. Professional services were very likely to be independently and autonomously organized from country to country in order to cater to local needs and local legal requirements. This has since changed radically, and highly integrated business and delivery models around the globe have become the status quo in clients' businesses and strategies. Serving clients on a global level requires... more...

An intuitive guide to efficiently track and manage projects in an agile way using GreenHopper for JIRA Overview Manage multi-project and multi-team backlog items for agile projects Learn how to use GreenHopper’s rich interface features to focus on the work at hand and increase productivity Easy agile process adoption with pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban In Detail Agile methodologies like Scrum focus on customer... more...