• دانلود رایگان کتاب Agile Information Security: Using Scrum to Survive In and Secure a Rapidly Changing Environment

    In Agile Information Security, James Fitzer provides sound guidance and examples on working agility into your information security process, using Scrum as a framework, and lessons learned from the Northern Border Integration Demonstration, a high-profile U.S. Border Security project. You will find advice, examples, and team-building concepts designed to make your information security program more effective by trimming the fat from your security process and learning to thrive on change. More importantly, you’ll find ways to return your information security program to the basics: protecting your organization's assets and supporting the enterprise. In a world of increasing bloat and bureaucracy, the simple approach to a “working product” is a welcome breath of fresh air.
    تعداد صفحات کتاب 112
    Author Bio:
    James Fitzer is an infrastructure engineer for Microsoft’s SharePoint Online service, a 15 year veteran of the United States Army, and a freelance author and security enthusiast. Prior to his work with Microsoft, he was the lead system engineer for the U.S. Navy’s Northern Border Integration Demonstration project, a three year demonstration of system integration and rapid development technologies for the Department of Homeland Security.
    ISBN : 978-1511804240
    Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition
  • دانلود رایگان کتاب Agile Performance Improvement: The New Synergy of Agile and Human Performance Technology

     

    "1+1=3. That is the equation that summarizes the theme of this book. The book’s message is to integrate the developmental principles of Agile with the result-focused approaches integral to performance consulting. Your outcomes in shaping human performance will be significant--and greater than if you only used one of these models. This is a book for anyone who seeks to work collaboratively with leaders to bring about continuously improving and sustainable organizational change." --Dana Gaines Robinson, coauthor of Performance Consulting

    Agile Performance Improvement demonstrates the mutual benefits that accrue to the worlds of performance consulting and agile software development when the values and principles of both are blended synergistically under the guidance of practitioners skilled in both. The agile performance improvement model blends the principles of human performance technology with the frameworks and practices of Agile. The result is an approach that maximizes the value of interactions among the consultant, the work team, and the customer. Unlike traditional end-to-end waterfall processes, agile performance improvement delivers value continuously and in small increments, relentlessly focusing on outcomes of value to the customer. Building on structures of Agile that are used in software development, such as Scrum, the agile performance improvement model considers the human component of holistic solutions in establishing a continuous stream of value.

    Bob Winter, a performance consultant, was the product owner for the corporate education scrum supporting an agile transition initiative for hundreds of engineering teams. From this cross-disciplinary experience, he discovered that the two cultures, two languages, and two methodologies of performance consulting and agile software development are—far from being incongruent, incompatible, or irrelevant to each other—in fact ideally suited to complement and support each other. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the performance consultant, and applying the lessons of human performance technology improves the effectiveness of software development teams.

    In Agile Performance Improvement, Winter teaches performance consultants how to apply agile principles, values, and methods usefully to the tasks of optimizing human performance in areas of practice not only adjoining but also well beyond the realm of software and IT engineering, such as corporate learning solutions, human resources systems, and non-software products. Conversely, he shows engineering teams immersed in an agile environment how to boost their performance using the principles and techniques taught and cultivated by performance consultants. The author, who has worked extensively on both sides of the traditional divide, recounts entertainingly but informatively how both sparks and fur can fly when geeks encounter people people.

     

    What you’ll learn

     

    After reading this book, business executives, team members, agile practitioners, and performance consulting practitioners will be able to do the following:

    • Apply agile engineering practices to the design and development of learning solutions and non-software products
    • Apply the analytical techniques of human performance technology to the solution of any business problem involving human capabilities, including software development
    • Leverage the agile performance improvement model to maximize the value of interactions among product owners, work teams, and customers in any product or process area
    • Avoid the common pitfalls faced by teams transitioning from traditional work methods to Agile

    Who this book is for

    The readerships for this book include:

    • Performance consulting practitioners, from the fields of human resources, corporate learning, and internal and external consulting
    • Agile practitioners, including software developers, agile coaches, and other professionals
    • Business executives including general managers, functional managers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Learning Officers, and Chief People Officers
    • Students majoring in any of these subject areas: computer science, instructional technology, workplace learning, human resources management, business administration, industrial and organizational psychology, organizational development, industrial and labor relations

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Agile and Human Performance Technology: The Twain Shall Meet

    Chapter 2. The Basics of Human Performance Improvement

    Chapter 3: The Performance Consultant’s Toolkit

    Chapter 4. The Basics of Agile

    Chapter 5. The Agile Software Engineer’s Toolkit

    Chapter 6. Agile Performance Improvement

    Chapter 7. Proving Value

    Chapter 8. Continuous Improvement Lore

    Glossary

    تعداد صفحات کتاب 260
    Author Bio:
    Bob Winter is Principal Education Consultant and Practice Lead at CA Technologies, responsible for developing and implementing learning strategy in support of agile transformation within a community of 6,000 software engineers and for fostering a performance consulting community of practice within human resources. He previously worked in large-scale instructional design and program management at Fidelity Investments and Bank of America. Winter is a Certified Performance Technologist, a Certified Scrum Product Owner, and a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the ScrumAlliance. Winter took his BA in English from Cornell University and his MA in Education from Seton Hall University. Winter runs the It Aint Training blog and tweets as @TheBobWinter.
    ISBN : 978-1484208939
    Publisher : Apress; 1 edition
  • دانلود رایگان کتاب Agile Software Development with HP Agile Manager

    Agile development practices have been widely adopted in a variety of organizations, yet only a few tools are available to help make the practical process of managing agile teams less painful and more successful.

    HP Agile Manager is a purpose-built SaaS-based Agile planning tool. HP Agile Manager provides a simpler, smarter way to manage collaborative development.

    Liran Tal provides a practical, concise approach to using Agile Manager in a variety of settings to better plan, conduct, and manage software releases within development teams. His step-by-step approach will show you how to plan your product’s features, streamline the agile sprint process, work with user stories, and track defects throughout the development process.

    Agile Manager can work for small startups, mid-sized teams, as well as scale up for bigger organizations as a cost-effective and flexible tool to apply agile techniques to improve your software development process.

     

    What you’ll learn

    • How to apply the concepts of agile management in software development teams to better execute and increase performance and delivery
    • How a software release cycle works, how to manage sprints, set timelines, build a products backlog, and manage day to day team tasks
    • How to leverage agile best practices to guide your team through effective release planning and team collaboration
    • Understand and apply agile software delivery concepts such, estimating and prioritizing user stories. Streamlining sprints planning, execution, and retrospective
    • How to setup, and use HP Agile Manager to effectively manage software lifecycle through agile methodology, and learn how to leverage Agile Manager's flexible workflow to meet your team requirements and processes
    • Using Agile Manager's dashboards for real-time view into the current status of releases, and sprints to gain insights and pro-actively respond to changes, as well as tracking your team progress, work-load, and keeping an eye on tasks burn-down, or cumulative flow

    Who this book is for

    Developers, quality engineers, development team leaders and new managers will find this book to serve them well in learning and applying agile methodologies in their teams.

     

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 – The Agile World

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started with Agile Manager

    Chapter 3 – Setup your Agile Manager

    Chapter 4 – Building the Product Backlog

    Chapter 5 – Streamlining work in the Release Backlog

    Chapter 6 – The Dashboard

    Chapter 7 – Helpful Resources and Support

    تعداد صفحات کتاب 148
    Author Bio:
    نا مشخص
    ISBN : 978-1484210352
    Publisher : Apress; 1 edition
  • دانلود رایگان کتاب Executable Specifications with Scrum: A Practical Guide to Agile Requirements Discovery

    Most books about specifications still assume that requirements can be known up front and won’t change much during your project. In today’s “real world,” however, you must specify and build software in the face of high and continuing uncertainty. Scrum and other agile methods have evolved to reflect this reality. Now, there’s a complete guide to specifying software in agile environments when prerequisites are unclear, requirements are difficult to grasp, and anything about your project could change.

    Long-time agile coach and enterprise architect Mario Cardinal shows how to create executable specifications and use them to test software behavior against requirements. Cardinal shows how to trawl requirements incrementally, step-by-step, using a vision-centric and emergent iterative practice that is designed for agility. Writing for analysts, architects, developers, and managers, Cardinal makes a strong case for the iterative discovery of requirements. Then, he moves from theory to practice, fully explaining the technical mechanisms and empirical techniques you need to gain full value from executable specifications.

    You’ll learn to connect specifications with software under construction, link requirements to architecture, and automate requirements verification within the Scrum framework. Above all, Cardinal will help you solve the paramount challenge of software development: not only to solve the problem right, but also to solve the right problem.

    You will learn how to
    •    Establish more effective agile roles for analysts and architects
    •    Integrate and simplify the best techniques from FIT, ATDD, and BDD
    •    Identify “core certainties” on which your project team should rely to ensure requirements discovery
    •    Manage uncertainty by discovering stakeholder desires through short feedback loops
    •    Specify as you go while writing small chunks of requirements
    •    Use storyboarding and paper prototyping to improve conversations with stakeholders
    •    Express stakeholder desires that are requirements with user stories
    •    Refine your user stories, and plan more effective Scrum sprints
    •    Confirm user stories by scripting behaviors with scenarios
    •    Transform scenarios into automated tests that easily confirm your software’s expected behavior as designs emerge and specifications evolve
    •    Ensure higher-quality software by specifying nonfunctional requirements
     
    تعداد صفحات کتاب 192
    Author Bio:
    Known for many years as an agile coach specialized in software architecture, Mario Cardinal is the co-founder of Slingboards Lab, a young start-up that brings sticky notes to smartphones, tablets and the web for empowering teams to better collaborate. A visionary and an entrepreneur, he likes to seize the opportunities that emerge from the unexpected. His friends like to describe him as someone who can extract the essence of a complicated situation, sort out the core ideas from the incidental distractions, and provide a summary that is easy to understand. For the ninth consecutive year, he has received the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft. MVP status is awarded to credible technology experts who are among the very best community members willing to share their experience to help others realize their potential.
    ISBN : 078-5342784138
    Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition
  • دانلود رایگان کتاب Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Training Scrum (Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide Series Book 1)

    Part of the ScrumMaster role is to ensure that everyone on their team is educated about Scrum and to evangelise Scrum to their organisation. Over the past few years we have come across many ScrumMasters who have great intentions of running training but then get bogged down in the planning and preparation and don't ever get round to actually doing it.

    We have been training teams in Scrum for about three years. Over the past year we have trained Certified ScrumMaster classes worldwide. During this time we have spent many hours preparing training plans and creating workbooks, flipcharts and slides. Our materials have been continually refined from feedback after each course. All our training uses Training from the Back of the Room principles.

    This book is a collection of all of our materials. It will help you plan and deliver interactive, fun Scrum training for anything from a short workshop on a particular topic to a full two-day course. If you buy the book you will also get access to our slides, participant workbook, exercise handouts and training plans.

    This book is part of a series, please take a look at the other books here: https://leanpub.com/b/coachsguide/
    تعداد صفحات کتاب 177
    Author Bio:
    نا مشخص
    ISBN : نا مشخص
    Publisher : Growing Agile; 1 edition
  • دانلود کتاب آموزشی Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes از کمپانی Springer

    Manufacturing includes various types of processes and today’s manufacturing processes are caught between the growing needs for quality, high process safety, minimal manufacturing costs, and short manufacturing times. In order to meet the demands, manufacturing process setting parameters have to be chosen in the best possible way. The selection of optimum process parameters plays a significant role to ensure quality of product, to reduce the manufacturing cost and to increase productivity in computer controlled manufacturing process. For such optimization it is necessary to represent the manufacturing process in a model. However, the primary challenge for manufacturing process optimization often stems from the fact that the procedure is typically highly constrained and highly non-linear.

  • دانلود کتاب آموزشی Agile Culture, The Leading through Trust and Ownership از کمپانی Addison Wesley

    What do you want? Delighted customers. How do you get them? By rapidly delivering innovative, exciting products and services your customers will love to use. How do you do this? By uniting talented people around shared ideas and purpose, trusting them, helping them take ownership, and getting out of their way.

  • دانلود کتاب آموزشی Agile Innovation, The Revolutionary Approach to Accelerate Success Inspire Engagement and Ignite Creativity

    Praised by business leaders worldwide, Agile Innovation is the authoritative guide to survival and success in today's "innovate-or-die" business world. This revolutionary approach combines the best of Agile with the world's leading methods of Innovation to present a crisp, articulate, and proven system for developing the breakthrough capabilities every organization must master to thrive today and tomorrow.

  • دانلود کتاب آموزشی Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition

    Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK 5. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.

  • دانلود کتاب آموزشی User Story Mapping از کمپانی O'Reilly

    User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product features.

  • معرفی مدرک CCNP Security

    مدرک Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)Security به منظور محک توانایی های مهندسین امنیت شبکه در امن سازی روترها ، سوییچ ها و دستگاه ها و ابزارهای شبکه می باشد.
    پس از گذراندن آزمون های مرتبط و کسب این مدرک مهارت هایی از قبیل پیاده سازی ، پشتیبانی و عیب یابی فایروال ها ، شبکه های خصوصی مجازی و IDS/IPS در محیط عملیاتی را خواهید آموخت.