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2014

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

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.

Secure Coding in C and C++ (2nd Edition) Book Review

This is must read for C++ and C developers, but I would also recommend it for any programmer or architect of any language.

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.

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.

Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise Book Review

All in all I found the book to be an excellent resource for the agilist looking to move beyond small develop teams. It is an absolute must read for enterprise architects and other senior management working in the IT shop.

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.

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

Model-Based Development: Applications Book Review

If you are a programmer, or want to be one, of any language, you must read this book. There is not another one like it out there.

Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design Book Review

The best thing about this book is that each subject is truly the actions and insights that give the most understanding with the least investment. Each chapter is a little nugget of wisdom that has been tested over time.

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.

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.

CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement Book Review

CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) models are the product of the industry’s best coming together to build a collection of best practices that help organizations to improve their processes.

Context switching in the IT world can be very harmful to schedules

One of the biggest issues I see in a lot of IT / Software Development environments is the lack of understanding when it comes to context switching.

Software Modeling and Design: UML, Use Cases, Patterns, and Software Architectures Book Review

All in all this is a very high quality book packed with very valuable information any architect at an level of experience will benefit from. Hi highly recommend this book!!!!

Every Enterprise Needs a Modernization Strategy

An enterprise without a modernization strategy is an enterprise with a painful future of paying technical debt with the highest interest possible. This is especially true of custom developed applications.