Agile ALM: Lightweight tools and Agile strategies by Michael Hüttermann

By Michael Hüttermann

Summary

Agile ALM is a consultant for Java builders who are looking to combine versatile agile practices and light-weight tooling alongside all levels of the software program improvement technique. The booklet introduces a brand new imaginative and prescient for dealing with switch in requisites and strategy extra successfully and flexibly. It synthesizes technical and sensible components to supply a finished method of software program development.
About the Technology
Agile program Lifecycle administration (Agile ALM) combines versatile approaches with light-weight instruments in a entire and functional method of development, trying out, integrating, and deploying software program. Taking an agile method of ALM improves product caliber, reduces time to marketplace, and makes for happier developers.
About the Book
Agile ALM is a advisor for Java builders, testers, and unlock engineers. by means of following dozens of experience-driven examples, you'll learn how to see the full program lifecycle as a suite of outlined initiatives, after which grasp the instruments and practices you must accomplish these projects successfully. The publication introduces cutting-edge, light-weight instruments that may greatly enhance the rate and fluidity of improvement and indicates you the way to combine them into your processes.

The instruments and examples are Java-based, however the Agile ALM ideas follow to all improvement platforms.
What's Inside* an intensive creation to Agile ALM
* construct an built-in Java-based Agile ALM toolchain
* Use Scrum for free up management
* Reviewed by way of a workforce of 20 Agile ALM experts

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Table of Contents<ol><h5>PART 1 creation TO AGILE ALM</h5> * Getting begun with Agile ALM
* ALM and Agile techniques <h5>PART 2 sensible AGILE ALM</h5>
* utilizing Scrum for unlock administration
* Task-based improvement <h5>PART three INTEGRATION AND unencumber MANAGEMENT</h5>
* Integration and unencumber administration
* making a effective improvement atmosphere
* complicated CI instruments and recipes <h5>PART four OUTSIDE-IN AND BARRIER-FREE DEVELOPMENT</h5>
* necessities and attempt administration
* Collaborative and barrier-free improvement with Groovy and Scala
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Keep track of the changes Easily revert to a prior version No loss of data Reliability Continuous integration process? Concentrate on developing software Early feedback Integrate with code from others Get high-quality production code Fewer errors Repeatable process Faster and shorter release cycle Early feedback Working software Automated build? No loss of valuable time Everything is coordinated by a script Prevents mistakes Fast feedback cycles * For example, deployment, delivery, maintenance 8 In The Art of Project Management (O’Reilly, 2005), Scott Berkun talks about three different perspectives: the business perspective, the technology perspective, and the customer perspective (chapter 3).

All of these points make it a lot harder to align tools and processes. Let’s summarize the key issues in how ALM was commonly organized before the next evolutionary step occurred: ■ ■ ■ Alignment of tools, roles, and organizational borders—The approach was mainly aligned at organizational borders and roles. As a result, there often was a single tool for each role or business unit. For example, let’s consider a big integration project that has a central build/config/release business unit. In another business unit, the test management runs in isolation, starting its main activities only after the software is released.

That leads to concrete, positive business outcomes. Agile ALM’s integrated approach leads to the protection of software assets, improved reuse, better requirements traceability, cleaner code, and improved test results. A high level of automation, seamless integration, and service orientation leads to a successful project and better team awareness. An Agile ALM enriches a traditional ALM with Agile values and strategies. With a focus on communication and collaboration, ALM processes already have the prerequisites to support Agile software development.

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