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Dependency-Oriented Thinking: Volume 1 – Analysis and Design By Ganesh Prasad
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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a somewhat disappointing technology buzzword from the last decade, associated with expensive and heavyweight technology that does not provide as much of a... More > return on investment as was hyped - or is it? Has the industry just failed to understand and exploit the power of SOA? Ganesh Prasad, an industry veteran with over a decade's worth of SOA experience at varied organisations, has discovered the secret to unlocking SOA's wasted potential. He aims to reignite SOA practice with a fresh, lightweight yet rigorous method based on the single most important element that underlies all types of system interactions - the notion of dependencies. "Dependency-Oriented Thinking" is the book that reveals these secrets for the first time. Volume 1 is aimed at business analysts, solution architects, designers and developers. It provides them with a formal method to develop agile, cost-effective and low-risk solutions to meet business requirements - the goals of SOA.< Less
Dependency-Oriented Thinking: Volume 2 – Governance and Management By Ganesh Prasad
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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a somewhat disappointing technology buzzword from the last decade, associated with expensive and heavyweight technology that does not provide as much of a... More > return on investment as was hyped - or is it? Has the industry just failed to understand and exploit the power of SOA? Ganesh Prasad aims to reignite SOA practice with a fresh, lightweight yet rigorous method based on the single most important element that underlies all types of system interactions - the notion of dependencies. "Dependency-Oriented Thinking" is the book that reveals these secrets for the first time. Volume 2 is aimed at business executives, heads of IT, enterprise architects and project managers. It provides them with a formal method to direct and manage the development of systems that deliver business agility, sustainably reduce cost and minimise operational risk - the goals of SOA.< Less
Scrum and XP from the Trenches - 2nd Edition By Henrik Kniberg
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This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they... More > continuously improved their process over a year’s time. Under the leadership of Henrik Kniberg they experimented with different team sizes, different sprint lengths, different ways of defining “done”, different formats for product backlogs and sprint backlogs, different testing strategies, different ways of doing demos, different ways of synchronizing multiple Scrum teams, etc. They also experimented with XP practices – different ways of doing continuous build, pair programming, test driven development, etc, and how to combine this with Scrum. This second edition is an annotated version, a “director’s cut” where Henrik reflects upon the content and shares new insights gained since the first version of the book.< Less
The Cynefin Mini-Book By Greg Brougham
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We all recognise that world is inherently complex but what does this mean? From a theory perspective it means that it is an open system where the agents and the environment coevolve and influence... More > each other. This means that traditional approaches that are based on analysis no longer have agency and will not allow us to make sense of the world. It is not about throwing the old out but understanding where existing practices are applicable and where we need to think a new. This mini-book started out as a series of papers that were experiential in nature and which were intended to provide an introduction to complexity theory, the Cynefin framework in particular and some of its related practices. These are simple practices that allow us to make sense of a complex world and allow us to establish what actions are appropriate and how we should act.< Less
Leading Self-Organising Teams By Siegfried Kaltenecker
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What are self-organising teams? Why do we need them? How can we effectively lead in a self-organising environment? This workbook provides practice-based answers to these questions. Focused on... More > helping lean and agile professionals to improve, these answers offer a clear understanding of what self-organisation is about and why we need it to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The author gives an overview on the cornerstones of so-called leadership as a team sport and wants to encourage you to make good use of the broad collection of proven tools he offers.< Less
Agile with Guts By Nicolas Gouy
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The first principle of the Agile Manifesto is about “valuable software”. Value is subjective; it’s the perceived benefit we get from something. Imagine you are working for an IT... More > department in a large organization. You want to deliver valuable software with iterative delivery. There might be dozens of stakeholders with dozens of definition of value. How do you ensure you are both “building the right thing” and “building the thing right”? Suppose you are increasing your productivity, you might be building the wrong product faster. This book describes how a large organization uses techniques to focus on the right product and to deeply anchor the idea that less output can deliver more outcomes.< Less
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises By Luis Gonçalves, Ben Linders
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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives helps you and your teams to do retrospectives effectively and efficiently. It's a toolbox with many exercises for facilitating retrospectives, supported with... More > the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they bring, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives. If you are a Scrum master, agile coach, project manager, product manager or facilitator then this book helps you to discover and apply new ways to do Valuable Agile Retrospectives with your teams. With plenty of exercises you can develop your own personal Retrospectives Toolbox to become more proficient in doing retrospectives and get more out of them.< Less
Identity Management on a Shoestring By Ganesh Prasad, Umesh Rajbhandari
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This book is aimed at Security and IT practitioners (especially architects) in end-user organisations who are responsible for implementing an enterprise-wide Identity and Access Management (IAM)... More > system. It is neither a conceptual treatment of Identity (for which we would refer the reader to Kim Cameron's excellent work on the Laws of Identity) nor a detailed technical manual on a particular product. It describes a pragmatic and cost-effective architectural approach to implementing IAM within an organisation, based on the experience of the authors.< Less
An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide By Michael Sahota
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This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread... More > adoption failure. In particular, you will learn how to use culture to work more effectively with your organization. It is called a survival guide since so many people have found the concepts to be invaluable in understanding their experiences when working with Agile. This book includes: Identification of causes of the widespread Agile adoption failure A model for understanding Agile, Kanban, and Software Craftsmanship culture An outline of key adoption and transformation approaches A framework to help guide when to use these these approaches with your organization Real-life case studies of what has worked and what hasn’t< Less
Good Relationships - The Spring Data Neo4j Guide Book By Michael Hunger, David Montag, Andreas Kollegger
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With Spring Data, the ever popular Spring Framework has cultivated a new patch of ground, bringing Big Data and NOSQL technology like Neo4j to enterprise developers. This guide introduces you to... More > Spring Data Neo4j, using the fast, powerful and scalable graph database Neo4j to enjoy the benefits of having good relationships in your data. Written by the project lead, Good Relationships provides all the practical details you need for developing enterprise applications with Spring Data Neo4j. The book starts with a narrative tutorial about implementing Cineasts.net, a full social web-app for movie enthusiasts. Then, a thorough reference part details core Neo4j concepts, querying, and the simple annotated POJO programming model of Spring Data Neo4j.< Less