Many people who explain agile software development often discuss project and planning practices, but hardly mention the development phase—as if actual development were an afterthought. In this insightful video, renowned software architect Neal Ford drills into the real details of agile engineering practices from a pure development perspective, based on work that he and others have done in the field.
Which development and design practices make the agile approach work? What are the pros and cons of feedback mechanisms? How do you test the entire stack? This video explores those questions and a host of related topics in depth.
Learn best practices such as continuous integration, pair programming, and continuous delivery
Discover how to interact with story cards and agile estimation
Handle enterprise concerns like integration with other software packages
Explore different version control strategies
Delve into real-world problems, like convincing management that agile development is the way to go
Evaluate the results of your development efforts
Project managers, business analysts, developers, and anyone else interested in the engineering practices common in Agile software development. This material discusses agile development and testing in both the concrete and abstract, covering both how and why things work on agile projects. Anyone interested in the mechanics of how to build software will find interesting food for thought.
Neal is an Application Architect at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of the books Developing with Delphi: Object-Oriented Techniques (Prentice-Hall, 1996), JBuilder 3 Unleashed (Sams, 1999) (as the lead author), Art of Java Web Development (Manning, 2003), and No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology: The 2006 Edition (editor and contributor). His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at numerous developer conferences worldwide.If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments about oreilly Neal Ford on Agile Engineering Practices:
I'm a C++ developer who uses Scrum, and I found the videos incredibly helpful. In addition to being chock full of technical hints/tips/tricks/tools, I also recommended them to our product management and project management folks to help improve our Scrum planning efforts.
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