Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

By Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

Utilizing agile tools and the instruments of visible Studio 2010, improvement groups can convey higher-value software program quicker, systematically get rid of waste, and bring up transparency during the complete improvement lifecycle. Now, Microsoft visible Studio product proprietor Sam Guckenheimer and best visible Studio implementation advisor Neno Loje exhibit tips to utilize Microsoft’s new visible Studio 2010 software Lifecycle administration (ALM) instruments on your environment.

This booklet is the definitive advisor to the applying of agile improvement with Scrum and glossy software program engineering practices utilizing visible Studio 2010. You’ll how one can use visible Studio 2010 to empower and interact 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 expertise “silos” to geographic “silos.”

Coverage includes
• Accelerating the “flow of value” to clients in any software program venture, irrespective of how huge or complex
• Empowering high-performance software program groups and removal overhead in software program delivery
• Automating “burndowns” and utilizing dashboards to realize a real-time, multidimensional view of caliber and progress
• utilizing visible Studio 2010 to lessen or get rid of “no repro” bugs
• Automating deployment and virtualizing try labs to make non-stop builds deployable
• utilizing attempt effect research to fast select the best checks in accordance with fresh code changes
• operating successfully with resources, branches, and backlogs throughout allotted teams
• Sharing code, construct automation, try out, undertaking and different information throughout .NET and Java teams
• Uncovering hidden architectural styles in legacy software program, so that you can refactor alterations extra confidently
• Scaling Scrum to giant, allotted organizations

Whatever your self-discipline, this e-book can help you utilize visible Studio 2010 to target what fairly issues: development software program that gives you unparalleled price and retains clients satisfied a long way into the future.

Foreword by way of Ken Schwaber
It is my honor to put in writing 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 student. i've got labored with Sam for the final years to merge Scrum with smooth 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 don't need Scrum to be prescriptive. I left many holes, resembling what because the syntax and association of the Product Backlog, the engineering practices that grew to become Product Backlog goods right into a most likely shippable increment, and the magic that will create self-organizing groups. Sam has beautifully defined a technique of filling in those holes in his ebook. He describes the recommendations and tooling, in addition to the explanation of the method that he prescribes. He does this intimately, with scope and humor. considering the fact that i've got labored with Microsoft given that 2004 and Sam due to the fact 2009 on those practices and tooling, i'm overjoyed. Our first release was once a direction, the pro Scrum Developer .NET direction, that taught builders find out how to use sturdy increments utilizing sleek engineering practices on VS 2010 — operating in self-organizing, cross-functional groups. Sam’s booklet is the bible to this path and extra, laying all of it out intimately and philosophy. while you're on a Scrum workforce development software program with .NET applied sciences, this can be the publication for you. while 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 techniques and tools.” good, we've got the tactics and instruments nailed for the Microsoft surroundings. In Sam’s ebook, we've anything builders, who're additionally humans, can use to appreciate the strategy and price of the techniques and instruments. Now the rather labor, humans. After two decades of being taken care of as assets, changing into liable, artistic, dependable humans is tough. Our first problem would be the those that deal with the builders. they can use the metrics from the VS 2010 tooling to micro-manage the approaches 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 cause them to 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 make sure its success.

Thanks for the ebook, Sam.

Praise for Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio
“Agile dominates initiatives 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 e-book. Their wisdom of earlier historical past and present perform, mixed with acuity and information about visible Studio’s agile services, allow an exact route to execution. but their voice and recommendation stay non-dogmatic and clever. Their examples are transparent and proper, allowing a priceless standpoint to these looking a large and deep ancient history besides a definitive realizing of ways within which visible Studio can include agile approaches.”
—Melinda Ballou, application Director, software Lifecycle administration and government concepts carrier, overseas information company (IDC)

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have forgotten extra approximately software program improvement approaches than such a lot improvement ‘gurus’ ever knew, and that’s an exceptional factor! In Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio, Sam and Neno distill the essence of years of hard-won adventure and 1000's of pages of strategy conception into what quite matters—the suggestions that top functionality software program groups use to get stuff performed. via combining those severe suggestions with examples of the way they paintings in visible Studio, they created a de-facto person consultant that no visible Studio developer will be without.”
—Jeffrey Hammond, vital Analyst, Forrester Research

“If you utilize Microsoft’s crew starting place Server and are contemplating Agile tasks, this article will provide you with a valid beginning of the rules at the back of its agile template and the alternatives it is very important make. The insights from Microsoft’s personal adventure in adopting agile support illustrate demanding situations with scale and the problems past natural performance workforce must take care of. This e-book pulls jointly into one place a large set of data and practices to create an outstanding starting place to steer the choices and potent transition, and may be a helpful addition to any group manager’s bookshelf.”
—Thomas Murphy, learn Director, Gartner

“This booklet provides software program practices you have to are looking to enforce in your workforce and the instruments to be had to take action. It paints an image of ways firstclass groups can paintings, and for my part, is a needs to learn for somebody focused on software program improvement. will probably be obligatory interpreting for all our consultants.”
—Claude Remillard, President, InCycle

“This publication is the fitting device for groups and businesses enforcing agile practices utilizing Microsoft’s program Lifecycle administration platform. It proves disciplined engineering and agility should not at odds; every one wishes the opposite to be really effective.”
—David Starr,

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have written a really functional e-book on how Agile groups can optimize their practices with visible Studio. It describes not just how Agile and visible Studio paintings, but in addition the incentive and context for plenty of of the capabilities supplied within the platform. while you are utilizing Agile and visible Studio, this publication can 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 along with your procedure and tools.”
—Dave West, Analyst, Forrester Research

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje are top specialists on agile tools and visible Studio. The booklet you're conserving on your hand is the authoritative technique to convey those applied sciences jointly. while you are a visible Studio consumer doing agile, this ebook is a needs to read.”
—Dr. James A. Whittaker, software program Engineering Director Google

“Agile improvement practices are a center a part of glossy software program improvement. Drawing from our personal classes in adopting agile practices at Microsoft, Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje ...

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