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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tag management


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

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!!!!

The Agile PMO: Leading the Effective, Value driven, Project Management Office Book Review

This book does not take long to read so the investment on your side is a few bucks and minimal time, but it has the potential of helping you avoid going down the wrong road, or recognizing that you are down the wrong road.

Downloadable Video: Achieving Agile Transformation with Kanban, Kotter, and Lean Startup

There really is not much choice. You are going to have to start thinking about implementing agile processes in your organizations sooner or later, do yourself a favor and watch this video series first.


The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want (2nd Ed) Book Review

I highly recommend this book to anyone in management - CIO, Director, CEO, Project Managers, Department Managers, etc. I also recommend this book to anyone who is working anywhere!!! To have an understanding of the way things could be are essential to your survival.

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.

The Essence of Software Engineering: Applying the SEMAT Kernel Book Review

The SEMAT Kernel provides a set of tools that enable those, that would normally not have enough experience to recognize when the project is going off-track, to be able to.


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.

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.

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.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects Book Review

This book is unique in the library of SharePoint 2010 books I own. It is a recipe book for entire solutions. The recipes take you from compiling the requirements to the implementation and the management of the final solution.

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.

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum Book Review

This book down to earth does not just regurgitate Scrum practices, it provides tons of advice and examples from past experience. The book is for all levels of individuals and teams involved with or thinking about getting involved with Scrum.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations for 2012

Another year has gone by. Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad.


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.

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.