By Craig Larman
Agile and iterative tools have emerged because the preferred techniques to software program improvement, and with stable cause. examine (examined and mentioned intimately inside this e-book) indicates that iterative tools decrease the chance of failure, in comparison to conventional versions of improvement. This publication is an effective advent for either managers and practitioners that desire a distilled and punctiliously geared up studying reduction for the hands-on practices from making plans to requisites to checking out and the values that outline those equipment. the writer additionally presents facts of the price of switching to agile and iterative equipment. by way of learning this ebook, the reader will discover ways to follow the main principles in agile and iterative improvement, the main points and comparability of 4 influential iterative tools (Scrum, severe Programming, Evo, and the Unified Process), solutions to commonly asked questions, and critical comparable administration abilities. The book's aim is caliber details that may be quick understood and utilized.
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Imagine hunting for the most recent revision of a software module, completed three weeks ago by a team that has since been reassigned.... Finally, picture the amount of time wasted if you had to re-create a specific version of a piece of software shipped to a customer six months ago, and the customer is now calling you because there are bugs that need fixing. All of these problems could be avoided by employing Source Control. Source Control tools are the means by which the evolution of a software product can be tracked and managed.
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