By Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje
Utilizing agile tools and the instruments of visible Studio 2010, improvement groups can bring higher-value software program swifter, systematically dispose of waste, and raise transparency during the complete improvement lifecycle. Now, Microsoft visible Studio product proprietor Sam Guckenheimer and best visible Studio implementation advisor Neno Loje express how one can utilize Microsoft’s new visible Studio 2010 program Lifecycle administration (ALM) instruments on your environment.
This publication is the definitive consultant to the appliance of agile improvement with Scrum and sleek software program engineering practices utilizing visible Studio 2010. You’ll the right way to use visible Studio 2010 to empower and have interaction multidisciplinary, self-managing groups and supply the transparency they should maximize productiveness. alongside the best way, Guckenheimer and Loje assist you conquer each significant obstacle that results in stakeholder dissatisfaction—from mismatched schedules to negative caliber, blocked builds to irreproducible insects, and know-how “silos” to geographic “silos.”
• Accelerating the “flow of value” to buyers in any software program undertaking, irrespective of how huge or complex
• Empowering high-performance software program groups and elimination overhead in software program delivery
• Automating “burndowns” and utilizing dashboards to achieve a real-time, multidimensional view of caliber and progress
• utilizing visible Studio 2010 to minimize or get rid of “no repro” bugs
• Automating deployment and virtualizing try labs to make non-stop builds deployable
• utilizing try effect research to speedy pick out the fitting exams in response to contemporary code changes
• operating successfully with resources, branches, and backlogs throughout allotted teams
• Sharing code, construct automation, attempt, venture and different info throughout .NET and Java teams
• Uncovering hidden architectural styles in legacy software program, so that you can refactor adjustments extra confidently
• Scaling Scrum to giant, disbursed organizations
Whatever your self-discipline, this publication can assist you utilize visible Studio 2010 to target what rather concerns: development software program that can provide extraordinary price and retains clients chuffed some distance into the future.
Foreword by way of Ken Schwaber
It is my honor to jot down a foreword for Sam’s ebook, Agile software program supply with visible Studio. Sam is either a practitioner of software program improvement, in addition to a pupil. i've got labored with Sam for the final years to merge Scrum with sleek engineering practices and a very good toolset, Microsoft’s VS 2010. we're either indebted to Aaron Bjork of Microsoft, who constructed the Scrum template that instantiates Scrum in VS 2010 in the course of the Scrum Template.
I do not need Scrum to be prescriptive. I left many holes, resembling what because the syntax and association of the Product Backlog, the engineering practices that became Product Backlog goods right into a possibly shippable increment, and the magic that might create self-organizing groups. Sam has beautifully defined a method of filling in those holes in his booklet. He describes the thoughts and tooling, in addition to the reason of the method that he prescribes. He does this intimately, with scope and humor. due to the fact i've got labored with Microsoft seeing that 2004 and Sam for the reason that 2009 on those practices and tooling, i'm overjoyed. Our first release was once a path, the pro Scrum Developer .NET path, that taught builders find out how to use strong increments utilizing smooth engineering practices on VS 2010 — operating in self-organizing, cross-functional groups. Sam’s publication is the bible to this path and extra, laying all of it out intimately and philosophy. when you are on a Scrum group construction software program with .NET applied sciences, this can be the e-book for you. when you are utilizing Java, this ebook is compelling adequate to learn besides, and perhaps worthy switching to .NET.
When we devised and signed the Agile Manifesto in 2001, our first worth used to be “Individuals and interactions over tactics and tools.” good, we now have the approaches and instruments nailed for the Microsoft setting. In Sam’s ebook, now we have whatever builders, who're additionally humans, can use to appreciate the technique and cost of the techniques and instruments. Now the fairly exertions, humans. After 20 years of being handled as assets, turning into in charge, artistic, dependable humans is difficult. Our first problem would be the those who deal with the builders. they can use the metrics from the VS 2010 tooling to micro-manage the procedures and builders, squeezing the final little bit of creativity out and leaving Agility flat. Or, they can use the metrics from the instruments to appreciate the demanding situations dealing with the builders. they can then trainer and make them a greater, extra inventive and effective position. this is often the problem of any device. it can be first-class, yet the way it is used will ascertain its success.
Thanks for the booklet, Sam.
Praise for Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio
“Agile dominates tasks more and more from IT to product and enterprise improvement, and Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje offer pragmatic context for clients looking readability and specifics with this booklet. Their wisdom of previous heritage and present perform, mixed with acuity and information about visible Studio’s agile functions, allow an exact route to execution. but their voice and suggestion stay non-dogmatic and clever. Their examples are transparent and proper, allowing a beneficial viewpoint to these looking a extensive and deep old history besides a definitive knowing of how during which visible Studio can comprise agile approaches.”
—Melinda Ballou, software Director, software Lifecycle administration and govt recommendations provider, overseas information company (IDC)
“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have forgotten extra approximately software program improvement strategies than so much improvement ‘gurus’ ever knew, and that’s an excellent factor! In Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio, Sam and Neno distill the essence of years of hard-won adventure and hundreds of thousands of pages of approach conception into what rather matters—the recommendations that top functionality software program groups use to get stuff performed. by means of combining those serious strategies with examples of the way they paintings in visible Studio, they created a de-facto person consultant that no visible Studio developer may be without.”
—Jeffrey Hammond, valuable Analyst, Forrester Research
“If you utilize Microsoft’s staff origin Server and are contemplating Agile tasks, this article will provide you with a valid origin of the rules at the back of its agile template and the alternatives it is important to make. The insights from Microsoft’s personal adventure in adopting agile aid illustrate demanding situations with scale and the problems past natural performance workforce must take care of. This booklet pulls jointly into one position a large set of information and practices to create an exceptional beginning to steer the choices and potent transition, and should be a helpful addition to any crew manager’s bookshelf.”
—Thomas Murphy, learn Director, Gartner
“This ebook offers software program practices you might want to are looking to enforce in your staff and the instruments to be had to take action. It paints an image of the way top notch groups can paintings, and in my view, is a needs to learn for an individual all in favour of software program improvement. will probably be vital examining for all our consultants.”
—Claude Remillard, President, InCycle
“This ebook is the ideal device for groups and businesses imposing agile practices utilizing Microsoft’s software Lifecycle administration platform. It proves disciplined engineering and agility should not at odds; every one wishes the opposite to be really effective.”
—David Starr, Scrum.org
“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have written a truly functional ebook on how Agile groups can optimize their practices with visible Studio. It describes not just how Agile and visible Studio paintings, but additionally the incentive and context for lots of of the services supplied within the platform. when you are utilizing Agile and visible Studio, this publication could be a required learn for everybody at the workforce. while you are no longer utilizing Agile or visible Studio, then examining this e-book will describe a spot that maybe you must get to together with your method and tools.”
—Dave West, Analyst, Forrester Research
“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje are best professionals on agile tools and visible Studio. The e-book you're keeping on your hand is the authoritative technique to deliver those applied sciences jointly. while you're a visible Studio consumer doing agile, this booklet is a needs to read.”
—Dr. James A. Whittaker, software program Engineering Director Google
“Agile improvement practices are a middle a part of sleek software program improvement. Drawing from our personal classes in adopting agile practices at Microsoft, Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje ...
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