From the Back Cover
- Relating the "PMBOKR Guide" ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differences
- Understanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectives
- Using agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce risk
- Implementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvement
- Learning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveries
- Procuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environments
- Avoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agile
- Coordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams
- "Selling" agile within your teams and throughout your organization
About the Author
Michele Sliger has extensive experience in agile software development, having transitioned to Scrum and XP practices in 2000 after starting her career following the traditional waterfall approach. A self-described “bridge builder,” her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility. Michele is the owner of Sliger Consulting Inc., where she consults with businesses ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies, helping teams with their agile adoption, and helping organizations prepare for the changes that agile adoption brings. A frequent conference speaker and regular contributor to software industry publications, Michele is a strong advocate of agile principles and value-driven development practices. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMPR) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). She has an undergraduate MIS degree and an MBA. When not working, Michele volunteers as a grief facilitator for teens at Judi’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children learn how to cope with the loss of a loved one.
Stacia Broderick has worked as a project manager for fifteen years, the last eight in software development. She was fortunate to be helped across the bridge under the mentorship of Ken Schwaber while working for Primavera Systems in 2003 and ever since has helped hundreds of teams the world over embrace the principles of and transition to an agile way of creating products. Stacia founded her company, AgileEvolution, Inc., in 2006 based on the belief that agile practices present a humane, logical way for teams and companies to deliver products. Stacia is a Certified Scrum Trainer as well as a PMPR, a mix that proves valuable when assisting organizations’ transition from traditional to modern practices. Stacia enjoys running, playing classical violin, and spending time with her family.