public marks

PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags development & ProjectManagement

This year

Agile Product Owner Secrets Book Review

I highly recommend this book to all those moving towards an agile approach, but especially those moving towards an agile method that includes the product owner role.

2012

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams Book Review

This book will become a classic to turn to over time. Every manager interacting with programmers should read this book. That includes CIOs, Software Architects, Enterprise Architects, and Lead Developers.

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process Book Review

This book's title Essentials Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, is a perfect description of what this book is. It covers every essential that you need to know about the scrum process, and the book is written to every role in the scrum process.

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. Now more than ever an architect needs a lot of assets to keep up.

How Google Tests Software Book Review

Over all I found this book very educational and very entertaining!!!

The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year Book Review

This is one cool book. If you are starting to use Scrum, read it. If you are using Scrum, read it. If you are just wondering what Scrum is all about, read it.

Software Engineering Best Practices: Lessons from Successful Projects in the Top Companies Book Review

This is one of those books that should be read by every person with a relationship to IT. Testers, CIOs, CFOs, developers, architects, project managers, and agilists will benefit from this book. I highly recommend reading it. You will come out the back end of it with a complete new perspective on Software Engineering.

Why is Scrum so widely adopted and so very dangerously deceptive

Just because it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, doesn’t mean it’s a duck

Sparx Systems has released Enterprise Architect 9.3 which includes ArchiMate 2.0

Sparx Enterprise Architecture is my tool of choice for software architecture, design, project management, and project planning. This new version offers some really great new features.

2011

Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives (2nd Edition) Book Review

This is the second edition of one of the best books written on software systems architecture. If you are in the software development industry, you should read this book. If you are a Software Architect, you must read this book.

Effective Project Management Traditional, Agile, Extreme Book Review

I bought this book to find out what the latest project management best practices are.

12 Essential Skills for Software Architects Book Review

Although the book is written in the context of Software Architecture, anyone could benefit from the advice in the book.

Keeping Living Documentation Alive with SPARX Enterprise Architect

One of the most powerful side effects of the SPARX Enterprise Architect document publishing tools is that it enables the team to keep project documentation alive and current.

Software Product Line Engineering Resource Kit

I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a folder structure and the UML stereotypes needed to do Use Cases, Feature, and Static Modeling.

Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering Book Review

This is the last book in the Enterprise Engineering Series I had to read. It covers a ton of topics and covers them in-depth.

Communicate... because in IT, if you build it, they may not come.

Finding the perfect balance of influence between IT and the Business Owners (I will resist the urge to refer to them as B.O.) is not easy. I usually find that most projects are influenced by one or the other in an unbalanced manner.

Enterprise Architecture: Creating Value by Informed Governance Book Review

This is a well rounded introduction to Enterprise Architecture. It covers all the basics in depth and also provides a really nice example to show you the results of Enterprise Architecting.

Architecture Principles: The Cornerstones of Enterprise Architecture Book Review

This book is a must read for anyone involved with Enterprise Architecture in any way. Architecture Principles are a very very important topic and they deserve your attention

Developers should Learn Why not just Memorize What

To me having information is knowledge, knowing what to do with the knowledge is wisdom. I see a whole lot of knowledge these days, but very little wisdom.