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

By Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

ISBN-10: 0321685857

ISBN-13: 9780321685858

Utilizing agile equipment and the instruments of visible Studio 2010, improvement groups can convey higher-value software program speedier, systematically cast off waste, and elevate transparency during the complete improvement lifecycle. Now, Microsoft visible Studio product proprietor Sam Guckenheimer and major visible Studio implementation advisor Neno Loje convey the best way 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 sleek software program engineering practices utilizing visible Studio 2010. You’ll how to use visible Studio 2010 to empower and have interaction multidisciplinary, self-managing groups and supply the transparency they should maximize productiveness. alongside the way in which, Guckenheimer and Loje assist you triumph over each significant obstacle that ends up in stakeholder dissatisfaction—from mismatched schedules to terrible caliber, blocked builds to irreproducible insects, and know-how “silos” to geographic “silos.”

Coverage includes
• Accelerating the “flow of value” to consumers 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 minimize or dispose of “no repro” bugs
• Automating deployment and virtualizing try out labs to make non-stop builds deployable
• utilizing attempt effect research to quick opt for the ideal checks in line with contemporary code changes
• operating successfully with resources, branches, and backlogs throughout disbursed teams
• Sharing code, construct automation, try out, undertaking and different info 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, disbursed organizations

Whatever your self-discipline, this e-book may help you utilize visible Studio 2010 to target what rather concerns: construction software program that gives you unprecedented price quicker and retains shoppers chuffed some distance into the future.

Foreword through Ken Schwaber
It is my honor to write down a foreword for Sam’s booklet, 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, equivalent to what because the syntax and association of the Product Backlog, the engineering practices that grew to become Product Backlog goods right into a almost certainly shippable increment, and the magic that may create self-organizing groups. Sam has fantastically defined a method of filling in those holes in his booklet. He describes the thoughts and tooling, in addition to the explanation of the method that he prescribes. He does this intimately, with scope and humor. on the grounds that i've got labored with Microsoft considering 2004 and Sam considering that 2009 on those practices and tooling, i'm thrilled. Our first release used to be a path, the pro Scrum Developer .NET direction, that taught builders how one can use strong increments utilizing sleek engineering practices on VS 2010 — operating in self-organizing, cross-functional groups. Sam’s e-book is the bible to this path and extra, laying all of it out intimately and philosophy. while you are on a Scrum group construction software program with .NET applied sciences, this is often the e-book for you. while you're 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 procedures and tools.” good, we've got the techniques and instruments nailed for the Microsoft surroundings. In Sam’s booklet, we've got anything builders, who're additionally humans, can use to appreciate the strategy and cost of the approaches and instruments. Now the particularly exertions, humans. After two decades of being taken care of as assets, turning into responsible, artistic, in charge humans is difficult. Our first problem may be the those that deal with the builders. they can use the metrics from the VS 2010 tooling to micro-manage the procedures 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 artistic and effective position. this can be the problem of any instrument. it can be very good, yet the way it is used will make certain its success.

Thanks for the ebook, Sam.

Praise for Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio
“Agile dominates tasks more and more from IT to product and enterprise improvement, and Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje supply pragmatic context for clients looking readability and specifics with this ebook. Their wisdom of previous background and present perform, mixed with acuity and information about visible Studio’s agile services, allow an actual route to execution. but their voice and recommendation stay non-dogmatic and clever. Their examples are transparent and appropriate, allowing a necessary viewpoint to these looking a large and deep historic historical past besides a definitive figuring out of how during which visible Studio can comprise agile approaches.”
—Melinda Ballou, application Director, program Lifecycle administration and government thoughts provider, foreign info company (IDC)

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have forgotten extra approximately software program improvement procedures than such a lot improvement ‘gurus’ ever knew, and that’s a superb factor! In Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio, Sam and Neno distill the essence of years of hard-won event and 1000's of pages of procedure idea into what quite matters—the ideas that prime functionality software program groups use to get stuff performed. via combining those severe recommendations with examples of the way they paintings in visible Studio, they created a de-facto consumer advisor that no visible Studio developer might be without.”
—Jeffrey Hammond, important Analyst, Forrester Research

“If you use Microsoft’s workforce beginning Server and are contemplating Agile initiatives, this article is going to provide you with a legitimate starting place of the foundations at the back of its agile template and the alternatives it is important to make. The insights from Microsoft’s personal event in adopting agile aid illustrate demanding situations with scale and the problems past natural performance crew must take care of. This publication pulls jointly into one situation a large set of information and practices to create a superb beginning to lead the choices and potent transition, and should be a worthwhile addition to any group manager’s bookshelf.”
—Thomas Murphy, study Director, Gartner

“This ebook offers software program practices you need to are looking to enforce in your group 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 someone inquisitive about software program improvement. it will likely be obligatory studying for all our consultants.”
—Claude Remillard, President, InCycle

“This publication is the right instrument for groups and enterprises enforcing agile practices utilizing Microsoft’s software Lifecycle administration platform. It proves disciplined engineering and agility usually are not at odds; every one wishes the opposite to be actually effective.”
—David Starr,

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have written a really sensible booklet 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 inducement and context for lots of of the services supplied within the platform. when you are utilizing Agile and visible Studio, this ebook can be a required learn for everybody at the crew. while you are no longer utilizing Agile or visible Studio, then analyzing this booklet will describe a spot that maybe you need to get to together with your strategy and tools.”
—Dave West, Analyst, Forrester Research

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje are major professionals on agile equipment and visible Studio. The booklet you're preserving on your hand is the authoritative approach to deliver those applied sciences jointly. while you are a visible Studio consumer doing agile, this e-book is a needs to read.”
—Dr. James A. Whittaker, software program Engineering Director Google

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

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Measurement theory tells us the rules, laying the groundwork for developing and reasoning about all kinds of measurement. This rule-based approach is common in many sciences. For example, recall that mathematicians learned about the world by defining axioms for a geometry. Then, by combining axioms and using their results to support or refute their observations, they expanded their understanding and the set of rules that govern the behavior of objects. In the same way, we The Basics of Measurement ◾ 27 can use rules about measurement to codify our initial understanding, and then expand our horizons as we analyze our software.

Yet, we wish to be able to predict which parts of the software system are likely to be less reliable, more difficult to test, or require more maintenance than others, even before the system is complete. As a result, we measure structural attributes of representations of the software that are available in advance of (or without the need for) execution; then, we try to establish empirically predictive theories to support quality assurance, quality control, and quality prediction. These representations include control flow graphs that usually model code and various unified modeling language (UML) diagrams that model software designs and requirements.

But we also need models even before we begin the measurement process. Let us consider more carefully the role of models in measurement definition. Previous examples have made clear that if we are measuring height of people, then we must understand and declare our assumptions to ensure unambiguous measurement. For example, in measuring height, we would have to specify whether or not we allow shoes to be worn, whether or not we include hair height, and whether or not we specify a certain posture.

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