“But does Agile scale?” Emerging stories and case studies indicate that it certainly does. InfoQ brings you two excerpts from Dean Leffingwell’s book ” Scaling. Best Practices for Large Enterprises, by Dean Leffingwell. Agile software development can be adopted on the enterprise level, and Dean Leffingwell’s “Scaling Software Agility” explains how. This free chapter, “The.

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Dean Leffingwell is a renowned software development methodologist, author, and software team coach who has spent his career helping software teams meet their goals. Leffingwell has applied his experience to the organizational challenge of lleffingwell agile methods at scale with entrepreneurial teams as well as distributed, multi-national corporations.

These experiences form much of the basis for this book.

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Leffingwell is also the lead author of the popular text, Managing Software Requirements Second Edition: Overview of Software Agility 1Chapter 1: Agile Product Management with Scrum: Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: Skickas inom vardagar.

Agiilty have been implementing large agile projects for a number of years, but the stigma of agile only works for small projects continues to be a frequent barrier for newcomers and a rallying cry for agile critics.


What has been missing from the agile literature is a softwzre, practical book on the specifics of developing large projects in an agile way.

Dean Leffingwells book Scaling Software Agility fills this gap admirably.

It offers a practical guide to large project issues such as architecture, requirements development, multi-level release planning, and team organization. Leffingwells book is a necessary guide for large projects and large organizations making the transition to agile development.

Jim Highsmith, director, Agile Practice, Cutter Consortium, author of Agile Project Management Theres tension between building software fast and delivering software scxling lasts, between being ultra-responsive to changes in the market lfefingwell maintaining a degree of stability.

In his latest work, Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell shows how to achieve a pragmatic balance among these forces.

Leffingwells observations of the problem, his advice on the solution, and his description of the resulting best practices come from experience: Grady Booch, IBM Fellow Agile development practices, while still controversial in some circles, offer undeniable benefits: However, agile practices have been defined and recommended primarily to small teams.

In Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell describes how agile methods can be applied to enterprise-class development. Part I provides an overview of the most common and effective agile methods.


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Part II describes seven best practices of agility that natively scale to the enterprise level. Part III describes an additional set of seven organizational capabilities that companies can master to achieve the full benefits of eoftware agility on an enterprise scale.

This book is invaluable to software developers, testers and QA personnel, managers and team leads, as well as to executives of software organizations whose objective is to increase the quality and productivity of the software development process but who are faced with all the challenges of developing software on an enterprise scale. Overview of Software Agility Chapter 1: Introduction to Agile Methods Chapter 2: The Essence of XP Scalinng 4: The Essence of Scrum Chapter 5: The Essence of Agile Chapter 8: The Challenge of Sc Bloggat om Scaling Software Agility: Two Levels of Planning Chapter Mastering the Iteration Iteration: