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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags development & agile

2014

Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (2nd Edition) Book Review

This book does an excellent job of showing the architect how to achieve their part of the many pieces of the puzzle that are needed to create an agile environment

Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly Book Review

Finally a book from an industry leader that has the guts to write about the real world of Agile software development. If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be 'truth'.

Introduction to Agile Methods Book Review

There are two primary things you need to be part of an environment that uses Agile processes. The first is enough experience to execute your role's activities in a way that enables agility, and the second is an understanding of the Agile processes. This book can give you the later of the two. I highly recommend this book to teachers and to those who want to start learning about the Agile methods.

The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership Book Review

If you buy only buy one agile, management, or leadership book this year, make it this one!!!! If you plan on buying more than one agile, management, or leadership book this year, make this your first one!!!!

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.

2013

Executable Specifications with Scrum: A Practical Guide to Agile Requirements Discovery Book Review

This book is exactly what the sub-title "A Practical Guide to Agile Requirements Discovery" says it is. The book is a very detailed breakdown of the steps that should be taken by Scrum teams that want to succeed.

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips Book Review

Books like this can give insight into what you are up against before you have to learn the lesson the hard way, by going through it yourself.

Implementing Domain-Driven Design Book Review

I highly recommend this book to every software architect and developer. Even if you don't go all out DDD there is a ton of great advice and wisdom found in this book that will help you improve your skills.

2012

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.

ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development Book Review

If you are interested in Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Specification by Example, Agile Acceptance Testing, or Story Testing this is a great place to start.

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.

2011

Agile Development != Chaos

The most agile project teams I have seen are those that do not claim to be agile or lean. They have a solid well documented architecture in place as well as designs of the modules being built.

2007

Practically Free Book: Agile Development with ICONIX Process

A friend of mine at work pointed this out to me last week. I got the book and cannot figure out why it is soooooo cheap. But it is definitely worth it. The book does a great job of putting a realistic spin on agile.

Agile Development != Low Ceremony && The Movement Needs to Die

Low ceremony does not have anything to do with being agile. Agile is an enabled state that is only accomplished through experience. It can be learned, but absolutely not by doing less.