By Dean Leffingwell
“We desire higher techniques to knowing and dealing with software program standards, and Dean presents them during this ebook. He attracts rules from 3 very necessary highbrow swimming pools: classical administration practices, Agile equipment, and lean product improvement. by way of combining the strengths of those 3 ways, he has produced anything that works greater than anybody in isolation.” –From the Foreword by way of Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & affiliates; writer of dealing with the layout manufacturing facility; and prime professional on fast product improvement potent specifications discovery and research is a serious most sensible perform for critical program improvement. before, even though, specifications and Agile tools have infrequently coexisted peacefully. for plenty of organisations contemplating Agile ways, the absence of powerful and scalable Agile requisites methods has been a showstopper for Agile adoption. In Agile software program requisites, Dean Leffingwell indicates precisely tips on how to create powerful necessities in Agile environments. half I provides the “big photograph” of Agile specifications within the company, and describes an total strategy version for Agile requisites on the venture staff, application, and portfolio degrees half II describes an easy and light-weight, but finished version that Agile undertaking groups can use to regulate standards half III exhibits the best way to increase Agile necessities for advanced platforms that require the cooperation of a number of groups half IV publications companies in constructing Agile necessities for ever-larger “systems of systems,” program suites, and product portfolios This ebook may also help you leverage some great benefits of Agile with out sacrificing the worth of potent standards discovery and research. You’ll locate confirmed options you could observe correct now–whether you’re a software program developer or tester, govt, project/program supervisor, architect, or workforce chief.
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Extra info for Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Agile Software Development Series)
Understand and exploit variability. Reduce batch sizes. Apply work-in-process (WIP) constraints. Control flow under uncertainty—cadence and synchronization. Get feedback as fast as possible. Decentralize control. Because these provide much of the underlying lean philosophy in this book, we’ll describe each here. Take an economic view: Take an economic view to establish the decision framework for your specific context, whether it is at the team, program, or enterprise level. Understand the full value chain.
Optimizing the behavior of any one function, such as requirements management or of a role such as the product owner or product manager or even an entire agile team or business unit—will not produce an optimum, system-level result. Rather, we must look beyond the project team and recognize and optimize all the facets of our requirements process in a comprehensive and systematic way. For example, we must understand how our new agile requirements model impacts the definition and development of the enterprise-class systems architectures that are necessary to host the new value proposition.
It appears to be extremely logical and prescriptive. Understand requirements. Design a system that conforms. Code it. Test it. What could be more sensible and logical than that? It worked to a point (we did and still do ship a lot of software using the model). As a result, companies built their project and program governance models, including business case and investment approvals, project review and quality assurance milestones, and the like, around its flawed software life cycle. It reflects a continuing market reality—customers still do impose fixed-date/ fixed-requirements agreements on suppliers, and they will likely continue to do so for years to come.
Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Agile Software Development Series) by Dean Leffingwell