The Agile Samurai
How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Final Release Date: September 2010
Pages: 264

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Faced with a software project of epic proportions? Tired of over-committing and under-delivering? Enter the dojo of the agile samurai, where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to kick-start, execute, and deliver your agile projects. Combining cutting-edge tools with classic agile practices, The Agile Samurai gives you everything you need to deliver something of value every week and make rolling your software into production a non-event.

Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:

how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in
what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own
how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories
what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it
* how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices
By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you're a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.

The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It's packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

This book will make a difference.

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A pragmatic and easy to read book

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    Comments about Pragmatic Bookshelf The Agile Samurai:

    The book is very easy to read. It has entertaining humor and pragmatic examples. It has a very good coverage of different aspects of agile methods and describes the rationale behind them. While it elaborates on each topic it is not too wordy. I really enjoyed the book and recommend it for people who are completely new to agile or have some experience with it.

     
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    Great for novice and expert alike

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      Comments about Pragmatic Bookshelf The Agile Samurai:

      The Agile Samurai is an easy read, and great for someone like me who has dabbled in agile development, but never really 'got it'. This book gathers all of the key elements of agile development, and explains it in terms that most anyone will understand. I really like how the author adds real scenarios and some humor to keep it very entertaining. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand Agile development on a new level. Even if you already use agile development in your software design, this book will help you understand and use the tools available to you on a new level. It is a great reference and has added another toolkit to my growing set of development tools.

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