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The Agile Samurai

The Agile Samurai

How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

  • Author: Jonathan Rasmusson
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • ISBN: 1680504940
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 264
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Printed in full color. 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.

Proceedings of IAC in Budapest 2018

Proceedings of IAC in Budapest 2018

  • Author: Group of Authors
  • Publisher: Czech Institute of Academic Education
  • ISBN: 8088203074
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 269
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International Academic Conference on Global Education, Teaching and Learning and International Academic Conference on Management, Economics, Business and Marketing and International Academic Conference on Engineering, Transport, IT and Artificial Intelligence Budapest, Hungary 2018 (IAC-GETL + IAC-MEBM + IAC-ETITAI), August 17 - 18, 2018

More Agile Testing

More Agile Testing

Learning Journeys for the Whole Team

  • Author: Janet Gregory,Lisa Crispin
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0133749568
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 544
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Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing. Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they’ve learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about. Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You’ll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices. You’ll come away understanding • How to clarify testing activities within the team • Ways to collaborate with business experts to identify valuable features and deliver the right capabilities • How to design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance • How agile team members can improve and expand their testing skills • How to plan “just enough,” balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system • How to use testing to identify and mitigate risks associated with your current agile processes and to prevent defects • How to address challenges within your product or organizational context • How to perform exploratory testing using “personas” and “tours” • Exploratory testing approaches that engage the whole team, using test charters with session- and thread-based techniques • How to bring new agile testers up to speed quickly–without overwhelming them The eBook edition of More Agile Testing also is available as part of a two-eBook collection, The Agile Testing Collection (9780134190624).

Agile Software Architecture

Agile Software Architecture

Chapter 9. Bridging User Stories and Software Architecture: A Tailored Scrum for Agile Architecting

  • Author: Jennifer Pérez,Jessica Díaz,Juan Garbajosa,Agustín Yagüe
  • Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • ISBN: 0128070293
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
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Agile architecting is a key issue to scale agile to develop large software systems. This chapter describes a set of mechanisms that make agile architecting feasible. These mechanisms are smoothly integrated in a tailored Scrum for agile architecting by (1) defining product requirements in terms of features by using feature pools and feature trees to provide the portfolio and roadmap visions of a product, (2) designing highly flexible architecture called working architecture, (3) bridging user stories and software architecture through features and design decisions as traceability mechanisms, and (4) systematically assisting agile practitioners by conducting change impact analysis of features through various iterations of the agile process. This tailored Scrum for agile architecting has been successfully put into practice to develop several projects, which have been deployed in a software factory set up in collaboration between the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and the company Indra. In this chapter, one of these projects is used to illustrate how this tailored Scrum has been applied and how it can be adopted.

The VR Book

The VR Book

Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality

  • Author: Jason Jerald
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool
  • ISBN: 1970001135
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 523
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Virtual reality (VR) potentially provides our minds with direct access to digital media in a way that at first seems to have no limits.However, creating compelling VR experiences is an incredibly complex challenge.When VR is done well, the results are brilliant and pleasurable experiences that go beyond what we can do in the real world.When VR is done badly, not only is the system frustrating to use, but sickness can result.Reasons for bad VR are numerous; some failures come from the limitations of technology, but many come from a lack of understanding perception, interaction, design principles, and real users. This book discusses such issues, focusing upon the human element of VR rather than technical implementation, for if we do not get the human element correct, then no amount of technology will make VR anything more than an interesting tool confined to research laboratories. Even when VR principles are fully understood, first implementations are rarely novel and never ideal due to the complex nature of VR and the countless possibilities. However, the VR principles discussed within enable us to intelligently experiment with the rules and iteratively design towards innovative experiences.

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend

How to Take a Company From Concept to Creation in 54 Hours

  • Author: Marc Nager,Clint Nelsen,Franck Nouyrigat
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118159632
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
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Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fully operational company Startup Weekend—the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups—has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups. Startup Weekend, the book, contains best practices, lessons learned, and empowering examples derived from the organization's experiences for individuals and small organizations to follow as they launch businesses. Each of the key beliefs outlined has been tested by Startup Weekend and has yielded powerful results. The principles described in each chapter will give any business idea a greater chance for success. Chapter topics include trust and empowerment, flexible organizational structures, the power of experiential education, action-based networking, and much more Describes consequences for startup development as entrepreneurs and founders begin doing much more, even faster Profiles successful Startup Weekend companies, including two powerful examples: Memolane, an application that captures a user's online life in one timeline making it easy for users to travel back in time and relive memories; and Foodspotting, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to find and share the foods they love Apply these simple actionable principles to launch your own startup revolution.

McGraw-Hill Education ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

McGraw-Hill Education ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

  • Author: Klaus Nielsen
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071847677
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 368
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We want to help you succeed on the Agile Certified Practitioner Exam McGraw-Hill Education: Agile Certified Practitioner Exam helps you prepare for this important test and earn the certification that will advance your career. Written by a project manager and trainer, this book provides you with the intensive review and practice that will help you achieve the results you want. Covering all essential processes, this book shows you how agile management theory works in practice. Inside you will find hundreds of practice questions, two complete practice exams, and experience-based tips to maximize your score. You'll be able to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence--and do your very best on test day. Features: A diagnostic test Two complete sample ACP exams 200 additional test-like practice questions Practical examples that show agile management processes in the everyday workplace

LabVIEW Graphical Programming, Fifth Edition

LabVIEW Graphical Programming, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Richard Jennings
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 1260135276
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 656
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. LabVIEW programming techniques, tips, and practices Learn to build effective LabVIEW programs using the detailed information contained in this thoroughly revised resource. This edition updates all content to align with the latest version and adds new chapters that clearly explain object-oriented programming methods, and programming in teams using the cloud. LabVIEW Graphical Programming, Fifth Edition begins with basics for beginners and quickly progresses to intermediate and advanced programming techniques. Written by a pair of LabVIEW experts, this hands-on guide shows how to work with data types, start building your own applications, handle I/O, and use the DAQmix library. You will also find out how to build applications that communicate with enterprise message brokers and with Amazon Web Services’ Internet of Things (IoT) message broker. Coverage includes: •The origin and evolution of LabVIEW •LabVIEW programming fundamentals •Data acquisition •Object-oriented programming in LabVIEW •Frameworks, including the Delacor Queued Message Handler (DQMH®) and Actor Framework •Unit testing •Enterprise and IoT messaging •Programming in teams using the cloud

The Way of the Web Tester

The Way of the Web Tester

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests

  • Author: Jonathan Rasmusson
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • ISBN: 1680505149
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 258
  • View: 1941
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This book is for everyone who needs to test the web. As a tester, you'll automate your tests. As a developer, you'll build more robust solutions. And as a team, you'll gain a vocabulary and a means to coordinate how to write and organize automated tests for the web. Follow the testing pyramid and level up your skills in user interface testing, integration testing, and unit testing. Your new skills will free you up to do other, more important things while letting the computer do the one thing it's really good at: quickly running thousands of repetitive tasks. This book shows you how to do three things: How to write really good automated tests for the web. How to pick and choose the right ones. * How to explain, coordinate, and share your efforts with others. If you're a traditional software tester who has never written an automated test before, this is the perfect book for getting started. Together, we'll go through everything you'll need to start writing your own tests. If you're a developer, but haven't thought much about testing, this book will show you how to move fast without breaking stuff. You'll test RESTful web services and legacy systems, and see how to organize your tests. And if you're a team lead, this is the Rosetta Stone you've been looking for. This book will help you bridge that testing gap between your developers and your testers by giving your team a model to discuss automated testing, and most importantly, to coordinate their efforts. The Way of the Web Tester is packed with cartoons, graphics, best practices, war stories, plenty of humor, and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

Samurai Code

Samurai Code

  • Author: Don Easton
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 155488697X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 422
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Jack Taggart goes undercover to follow the trail of a cheap weapon found at the scene of a murder. He traces the gun to a suspected heroin importer and pretends to be an Irish gangster to penetrate the criminal organization only to discover that the real crime boss is a mysterious figure out of Asia.