About the Book
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.
About the Author
Allan Kelly calls himself an Agile Guide. He helps software professionals enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying work by improving the way work is organised and requests are made. Happier people and better ways of working make for more effective companies, greater value and competitive advantage.
His wide experience of the challenges faced in software development underpins his advice, coaching, training and writing. He is the author of seven books including "Xanpan - team centric Agile Software Development", "Business Patterns for Software Developers" and "Continuous Digital". He has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. His blog is at https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/blog/