"This book does a good job of describing the methods employed at Sprintpcs.com ... over 250 people practicing Feature Driven Development and reporting their progress to me at the monthly operations review."
--Scott B. Relf, Chief Marketing Officer, Sprint PCS
"A tremendous contribution to the literature in the field. This should be required reading for all development teams going forward."
--John F. Yuzdepski, VP & GM, Openwave Systems
A breakthrough approach to managing agile software development, Agile methods might just be the alternative to outsourcing. However, agile development must scale in scope and discipline to be acceptable in the boardrooms of the Fortune 1000. In Agile Management for Software Engineering, David J. Anderson shows managers how to apply management science to gain the full business benefits of agility through application of the focused approach taught by Eli Goldratt in his Theory of Constraints.
Whether you're using XP, Scrum, FDD, or another agile approach, you'll learn how to develop management discipline for all phases of the engineering process, implement realistic financial and production metrics, and focus on building software that delivers maximum customer value and outstanding business results.Coverage includes:
Whether you're a development manager, project manager, team leader, or senior IT executive, this book will help you achieve all four of your most urgent challenges: lower cost, faster delivery, improved quality, and focused alignment with the business.
DAVID J. ANDERSON has been in the software business for more than 20 years, with experience as a developer and manager in start-up environments and in three of the world's largest companies. He was a member of the team that created Feature Driven Development. David is currently Director of Emerging Technology with 4thpass Inc., a Motorola subsidiary based in Seattle, WA.
I don't mind buying books from Amazon, but the only thing about Amazon is they charge you shipping charges, why can't they just ship all the books at one time instead if they are... Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Thomasine L. Magdaleno
This text book treats the subject of agile software management well. The examples and explanations are quite comprehensive.Published on October 14, 2008 by P. Dave
My professor required this book for my software project planning course. Being from a science background, I've never been very interested in business-related subject matter. Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by DesertGamer
Ignore the 4 stars, that's just because I feel the subject can and will get a better book, however this book has paved the way. Read morePublished on May 14, 2004 by Damian
Agile Management for Software Engineering is targeted for managers and executives working in the software industry. Read morePublished on February 13, 2004 by Lasse Koskela
I found this book highly informative and relevant.
As an agile advocate, this additional perspective is what I have been looking for. Read more