About the Bundle
All Allan Kelly's LeanPub books in one package
A Little Book about Requirements and User Stories
Heuristics for requirements in an agile world
User Stories and more - well, a bit about requirements and backlogs actually.
- How to Write Small Stories That Still Have Value
- They Can Help You Write Better User Stories
- Are systems systems role?
- Stories, Epics, and Tasks: Organizing Agile Requirements
- Defining Acceptance Criteria for Agile Requirements
- Acceptance criteria, Specifications and tests
- Definition of Done
- Non-functional requirements and what we can learn from them
- Managing dependencies between stories
- Assigning value
- Forward planning
- Backlog management
Team Centric Agile Software Development
Xanpan is… a cross between XP and Kanban… is an example of a roll-your-own method… is team centric agile software development... is distilled from Allan Kelly’s own experiences running development teams and then helping multiple teams adopt Agile working methods and practices. Xanpan draws ideas from Kanban and Lean, XP and Scrum, Product Management and Business Analysis, and many other places.
Allan tells the Xanpan story through a series of boards which tell the story of different teams. In between he fills in the principles, practices and thinking which together constitutes Xanpan.
Update: Project Myopia is now on Amazon.
Project Myopia is no long available on LeanPub.
Electronic and physical version of Project Myopia are now on Amazon. (That link is to Amazon UK, Project Myopia is also available on Amazon USA, Germany, Japan, etc. etc.)
About Project Myopia #NoProjects
Consider the well known success troika for projects:
- On schedule delivery
- On budget delivery
- On quality delivery
Think about this list of criteria, can you see identify a problem with these criteria?
This particular project success troika dominates project thinking. But something is missing: value. These “success” criteria do not consider the importance of the value created by the project.
An agile alternative to projects
In a digital world business must develop software, the business must grow and the software must grow. The project model doesn't reflect this world because projects end. In the digital world both software and business are continual. So management needs a new model.
This books sets out the Continuous model of software development based on continuous work streams. Continuous Digital is a logical continuation of agile software development which enables continuous delivery.
The #NoProjects movement has successfully set out the problems with project thinking over the last three years but has rightly been criticised for not elaborating on what should replace the project model. This volume sets out to address that problem. This book focused on describing an alternative to projects and for completeness contains a critique of the project model.
This volume is divided four parts:
Part 1: An alternative
1. Omni present software
2. Software as an Asset
3. Higher purpose
4. Team-centric development
5. Work to be done
7. Summarizing the alternative model
Part 2: Interlude
8. Diseconomies of scale
9. Diseconomies and risk
10. Living with diseconomies
12. Time-value profiles and elastic deadlines
13. I need it yesterday!
14. Theory X,Theory Y and strategy
16. Piecemeal growth
Part 3: Teams
17. Devolved decision-making
18. Team strategy
19. Stable teams
20. Team life cycle
21. Team life cycle – another example
Part 4: Money
22. Real options and venture capital
23. Continuous governance
25. Assets and accounting
26. Money trouble
The individual parts of Continuous Digital are (or will soon be) available as individual publications.
6 reader testimonials
Xanpan appendix - Management and team
Team Centric Agile Software Development
- Management heuristics
- Team heuristics
- Nature of the team
- Constaining laws for teams
- Team composition
- Bug management strategies
So much has been written about Agile that is sometimes seems there is little new to say. The essays in this mini-book attempt to get under the skin of Agile and look at how it works in real life, they attempt to help those new to Agile make it work.
This mini-book is intended to supplement courses offered by Software Strategy Ltd, hence the title "Agile Reader." The essays have been selected to support the course material and provide additional information.
Succeeding with OKRs in Agile
How to create & deliver Objectives Key Results for teams
OKRs are about goals bigger than the next story. OKRs prioritise purpose and strategy over backlogs. Objectives are big goals; key results are smaller goals that build towards the objective.
Does your agile team get lead astray by burning fires? Do you struggle to keep your agile team focused?
Do you feel the need for more than just doing the top of the backlog every two weeks?
Are you using, or want to use, OKRs with an agile team?
Then this is the book for you. Acclaimed author Allan Kelly has written a short guide to OKRs, writing them, organizing to deliver and the pitfalls.
Allan is the author of multiple books on agile and has given advice and training for over 10 years. Now he turns his attention to OKRs.
In this book he doesn't try to sell OKRs - others can tell you why OKRs are great. Allan describes his practical experience working with an agile team adopting OKRs, day-by-day, quarter-by-quarter.
Allan’s advice includes: be really specific in setting goals, involve the whole team in setting OKRs, think broad when setting then execute narrowly, set analogue not binary OKRs and, most controversially, throw away your backlog and let OKRs drive everything you do.
Initially sceptical about OKRs Allan found them a good fit with agile; OKRs became an effective means of focus teams, exposing problems, communicating with senior managers and a powerful means of asking bigger questions about product strategy and value.
OKRs and agile work well together because they are both outcome oriented and results focused. When used right OKRs give power and authority to teams - one could even say OKRs create test first management.
Yet OKR can be a double edge-sword, used poorly they can re-introduce command-and-control and hinder agile working. Allan addresses problems with predictability, aspirations, culture, targets and annual reviews.
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C++ Best PracticesJason Turner
Level up your C++, get the tools working for you, eliminate common problems, and move on to more exciting things!
OpenIntro StatisticsDavid Diez, Christopher Barr, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, and OpenIntro
A complete foundation for Statistics, also serving as a foundation for Data Science.
Leanpub revenue supports OpenIntro (US-based nonprofit) so we can provide free desk copies to teachers interested in using OpenIntro Statistics in the classroom and expand the project to support free textbooks in other subjects.
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Functional Design and ArchitectureAlexander Granin
Software Design in Functional Programming, Design Patterns and Practices, Methodologies and Application Architectures. How to build real software in Haskell with less efforts and low risks. The first complete source of knowledge.
R Programming for Data ScienceRoger D. Peng
This book brings the fundamentals of R programming to you, using the same material developed as part of the industry-leading Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization. The skills taught in this book will lay the foundation for you to begin your journey learning data science. Printed copies of this book are available through Lulu.
C++20 is the next big C++ standard after C++11. As C++11 did it, C++20 changes the way we program modern C++. This change is, in particular, due to the big four of C++20: ranges, coroutines, concepts, and modules.
I am a Software Engineer and I am in ChargeAlexis Monville and Michael Doyle
I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge is a real-world, practical book that helps you increase your impact and satisfaction at work no matter who you work with.
In the book, we will follow Sandrine, a fictional character who learns to think in a new way enabling her to take a different course of action.
Invest In Digital Health - The Medical Futurist's GuideDr. Bertalan Mesko
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health are booming. In this book, we explain why now it's a good time to invest in Digital Health and give recommendations on where to invest by looking at the top 24 technological trends we find the most promising.
Atomic KotlinBruce Eckel and Svetlana Isakova
For both beginning and experienced programmers! From the author of the multi-award-winning Thinking in C++ and Thinking in Java together with a member of the Kotlin language team comes a book that breaks the concepts into small, easy-to-digest "atoms," along with exercises supported by hints and solutions directly inside IntelliJ IDEA!
The Hundred-Page Machine Learning BookAndriy Burkov
Everything you really need to know in Machine Learning in a hundred pages.
Discrete Mathematics for Computer ScienceAlexander Shen, Alexander S. Kulikov, Vladimir Podolskii, and Aleksandr Golovnev
This book supplements the DM for CS Specialization at Coursera and contains many interactive puzzles, autograded quizzes, and code snippets. They are intended to help you to discover important ideas in discrete mathematics on your own. By purchasing the book, you will get all updates of the book free of charge when they are released.
Software Architecture for Developers: Volumes 1 & 2 - Technical leadership and communication
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The Future of Digital Health
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Cisco CCNA 200-301 Complet
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CCDE Practical Studies (All labs)
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Modern Management Made Easy
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Programming with Ease
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Growing Agile: The Complete Coach's Guide
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