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“Companies have been implementing large agile projects for a number of years, but the ‘stigma' of ‘agile only works for small projects' continues to be a frequent barrier for newcomers and a rallying cry for agile critics. What has been missing from the agile literature is a solid, practical book on the specifics of developing large projects in an agile way. Dean Leffingwell's bookScaling Software Agilityfills this gap admirably. It offers a practical guide to large project issues such as architecture, requirements development, multi-level release planning, and team organization. Leffingwell's book is a necessary guide for large projects and large organizations making the transition to agile development.
-Jim Highsmith, director, Agile Practice, Cutter Consortium, author of Agile Project Management
“There's tension between building software fast and delivering software that lasts, between being ultra-responsive to changes in the market and maintaining a degree of stability. In his latest work,Scaling Software Agility,Dean Leffingwell shows how to achieve a pragmatic balance among these forces. Leffingwell's observations of the problem, his advice on the solution, and his description of the resulting best practices come from experience: he's been there, done that, and has seen what's worked.
-Grady Booch, IBM Fellow
Agile development practices, while still controversial in some circles, offer undeniable benefits: faster time to market, better responsiveness to changing customer requirements, and higher quality. However, agile practices have been defined and recommended primarily to small teams. InScaling Software Agility,Dean Leffingwell describes how agile methods can be applied to enterprise-class development.
This book is invaluable to software developers, testers and QA personnel, managers and team leads, as well as to executives of software organizations whose objective is to increase the quality and productivity of the software development process but who are faced with all the challenges of developing software on an enterprise scale.
Dean Leffingwell is a renowned software development methodologist, author, and software team coach who has spent his career helping software teams meet their goals. He is the former founder and CEO of Requisite, Inc., makers of RequisitePro, and a former vice president at Rational Software, where he was responsible for the commercialization of RUP. During the last five years, in his role as both an independent consultant and as advisor/methodologist to Rally Software, Mr. Leffingwell has applied his experience to the organizational challenge of implementing agile methods at scale with entrepreneurial teams as well as distributed, multinational corporations. These experiences form much of the basis for this book. Mr. Leffingwell is also the lead author of Managing Software Requirements, Second Edition: A Use Case Approach (Addison-Wesley, 2003).
Include critical aspects of scaling Scrum in an organization. It is not only a matter of software engineering.Published 12 months ago by Ana María Reyna
Great retrospective on the evolution of software methods, while explaining in layman's terms how to scale agile to the enterprise.Published 17 months ago by Matthew Magee
The questions being asked are very good. Since the primary problem in thinking is figuring out what questions to ask, I give this 4 stars. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Aretae
One would think a book with 'Scaling' in the title would actually have some good advice on how to scale agile into a larger enterprise environment, but this book is very light on... Read morePublished 19 months ago by JT
This book explains in depth the history and mechanics of agile software development, and introduces practices that large IT and product development organizations can use to adapt... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have seen manny Agile implementations.
A book picturing the ins and outs to scale Agile to the occasion is the best wisdom manny companies did miss in their... Read more
Good book. Provides some answers for scaling Agile at enterprise level. It will have better buy-in in the "market" primarily because the framework kind of defines the... Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Laulin
This book is being used by one of our largest teams (70 people) and it is working very well for them. It is a good reference to check when needed.Published on April 3, 2013 by Michael D. Longhi
Implementing agile systems at scale is hugely challenging and Leffingwell's treatment of the subject is thorough, understandable, and actionable. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by M Hoffmann