|About the Book|
If you have ever worked on an Agile software development project, you know theimportance of face-to-face communication. Having both business and ITprofessionals working together in the same room can become the critical successfactor. Can Agile beMoreIf you have ever worked on an Agile software development project, you know theimportance of face-to-face communication. Having both business and ITprofessionals working together in the same room can become the critical successfactor. Can Agile be successful though when team members are scattered acrossrooms, buildings, regions, or even countries?Yes! By following the Design forHybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A) approach, framework and set of templates and toolsexplained in this book, you can implement successful Agile projects. Afterreading this book, you will master these ten objectives:Assess your projectscapability in adopting the DH2A MethodologyKnow how to apply the tools todetermine whether your project will achieve the benefits promised by the DH2AMethodologyLearn how the DH2A Methodology solves the traditional problem of Agileto estimate in a fixed price modelCalculate the ratio of resources dividedbetween different distributed locationsLeverage DH2A Tools to adopt thedifferent Engineering Practices in a distributed environmentApplycollaboration techniques to make distributed Agile successfulUse metrics tomeasure success of your distributed Agile projectsKnow which types of meetingsare needed to make Agile successful in a distributed environmentAssign theroles to make distributed Agile successful and to avoid redundant rolescurrently existing in todays Agile methodologiesRollout the DH2A Methodologyacross your entire organizationDistributed Agile contains three sections. Section I provides the basics of distributedAgile and DH2A, compares collocated with distributed Agile, and shares the rewards of following a distributed Agile approach. Section II dives into the DH2A methodology, with entire chapters dedicated to the Appraisal Segment, Estimation Segment, Planning Segment, and Implementation Segment. In addition there is a chapter in Section II on the roles required to make DH2A a success. Section III focuses on the DH2A framework, with an emphasis on Project Management Office and Governance. Actual case studies are used to illustrate the many useful tools within this text.