Agile Productivity Unleashed: Proven approaches for by Jamie Lynn Cooke

By Jamie Lynn Cooke

Winner of the 2011 Axiom company e-book Award bronze medal for Operations Management/Productivity/TQM books.

In modern hard economy, businesses confronted with constrained budgets and frozen staffing degrees desire confirmed, commonsense ways to maximise their productiveness. Agile techniques are enterprise practices with a confirmed tune list for assisting enterprises in achieving better potency, higher-quality outputs and elevated buyer pride. they allow organisations to prevent the trimmings of intensive up-front making plans and up-front finances commitments by way of encouraging employees to regularly produce high-value company outputs; and via basing ongoing monetary and source commitments at the introduced results. This specialise in responsive planning according to tangible results is why Agile methods were effectively utilized in chosen industries for over decades.

Agile productiveness Unleashed: confirmed techniques for attaining actual productiveness earnings in any organization introduces every region to the Agile techniques that experience dramatically greater the IT, product improvement and production sectors during the last 20 years. The ebook basically explains how the most important rules of Agile techniques can be utilized to seriously elevate productiveness, caliber and buyer delight in each enterprise job at your company. Written in non-technical language in particular for enterprise pros, this e-book is an essential device for a person whose task it truly is to bring top quality effects on time and on finances.

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Since the original requirements discussion was held. In traditional approaches, the signed-off specification is the “bible” – any changes to the approved requirements are likely to involve extensive document reviews, delays in authorization and frustration for the team affected by these 42 A Case Study: Traditional versus Agile Approaches changes, especially if they are requested at the last minute. In Agile approaches, changes to requirements are not only accommodated in the process; they are welcomed.

One week into product testing, the Traditional Approaches quality assurance team finds a significant problem with the website. The identity confirmation function slows down to a halt if more than 100 people are trying to submit the sample request form at the same time. In some cases, this delayed response is causing the user’s system to crash. The quality assurance team knows that the website cannot be released without the identity confirmation function. An urgent resolution meeting is called. The website development team members offer their IT Director three options to resolve the problem: 1 Replace the automated identity confirmation function with a pop-up screen that asks users to verify that they are at least 18 years old before continuing.

34 A Case Study: Traditional versus Agile Approaches 2 Rebuild the identity confirmation function, so that there is a queue to hold confirmation requests until the system is ready to receive them. 3 Increase performance by adding extra servers and network bandwidth, so that each identity confirmation can be processed in 20% of the original time. The IT Director knows that something must be done to resolve this issue. Postponing the website launch is not an option. The first two suggested resolutions require programming changes that could jeopardize the integrity of the sample request form functionality overall (especially as there will be little time to test the changes once they are done).

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