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Faced with a software project of epic proportions Tired of over committing and under delivering Enter the dojo of the agile samurai where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to k. For some context I m writing this in 2017 This book was written at the height of the Agile fad in 2010 Naturally a lot has changed since then and somewhat unsurprisingly this book hasn t aged that well Most people have either moved on or improved upon many of the practices described in this book If you ve never worked in an Agile environment before which is highly unlikely by now but still possible this book is uite a good resource for seeing where many of the modern practices evolved from and how the old folk used to work That s not to say that there aren t any problems in the way software development is handled that this book actually addresses Some issues like an overreliance on specification documents and treating estimates as anything other than a rough guess are still common frustrations that come up often than they should Even the way it suggests starting a new project with the use of an inception deck has some good ideas that I m surprised aren t used often even if a lot of the steps themselves are unnecessary The book does mention that every team is different and should take and adjust the practices and ideas as they need to which is another thing I find managers tend to forget thinking implementing certain practices will result in overnight improvementsThe main issue I have with Agile and even modern approaches to software development is that it treats it like menial labour which can be reasonably accurately estimated and has almost no mental fatigue cost So tools like velocity and burn down charts are a nice visual representation of how work has been progressing but using them to extrapolate future progress is naive and overly optimistic in most cases and is why I almost never hear of anyone using them any The one major thing that this book did remind me of is that Agile is actually a project management tool and not techniues to make actual software development easier efficient or productive There are some practices that try to improve on software uality but they re either overly optimistic about their benefits like TDD was or get uickly sacrificed in favour of faster turnaround time like refactoring and to some extent unit testing Some other issues I had with the book were things like the amount of unnecessary admin it advocates for the lack of emphasis on team dynamics implying that these practices in themselves are enough to deliver good software and calling certain statements truths when they re far from that This isn t a bad book by any means it s just outdated and maybe a tad too optimistic There s still a few things that one can gain from it but I suspect there are newer books out there that are a lot beneficial in getting the most out of delivering great software

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The Agile Samurai How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

Very week and make rolling software into production a non event You’ll see how agile software delivery really works and how to help your team get agile fast while having fun along the wa. With Agile methodology there s basically a template of ideas rather than a set process that has to be followed I do find Agile books are often a boring read or have deviated from the subject and I have to say this is the best one so far The content is good and it is presented in a fun easy to read style I found myself whizzing through it I also found it refreshing that some of the examples were situations that didn t go well for the author rather than boasting about his achievements like authors often do I ve never heard of an Inception Deck but I think there is great value in this techniue

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Ick start execute and deliver your agile projects Combining tools core principles and plenty of humor The Agile Samurai gives you the tools and the attitude to deliver something of value e. One of the best books on Agile software development that I have read Its beauty lies in its simplicity clear down to earth guide through the Agile principles planning estimating analysis development communication with clients and testing Some overall principles like honest communication with clients as early as possible just in time and just enough analysis visualising your project and your pace of development are covered well throughout the bookThe book is also well illustrated graphs and cartoons are helpful and make the point of the author even clearerThe general story wrapper of the book that a novice student is learning the Agile principles from a Samurai was not very insightful yet not disturbing It could by and large just be ignored


10 thoughts on “The Agile Samurai How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

  1. says:

    A very interesting read I've been looking for ways to better manage my workload and get out the door uickly; my mom's workplace has been agile from the start while my own follows a traditional waterfall methodology This is by design; when your software mistakes might mean lives at risk or losses to a business in the hundreds of thousands you tend to be cautious It's also a product of a software company that's 30 years old we hav

  2. says:

    For some context I'm writing this in 2017 This book was written at the height of the 'Agile' fad in 2010 Naturally a lot has changed since then and somewhat unsurprisingly this book hasn't aged that well Most people have either moved on or improved upon many of the practices described in this book If you've never worked

  3. says:

    Really enjoyed the simplicity of the explanations of what needs to be done to be agile and whyOne mostly knows these things but there are key points that was spot onThings like When you say work is done it is done Tested Ready for production You take ownership of your own work Writing tests to avoid things breaking and to know that

  4. says:

    I went through this book as a professional development effort to obtain a greater understanding of Agile I myself am not in an Agile environment thankfully but I do have counterparts that I work with who are As such I wanted to give this a go to learn about it I really have mixed feelings about the Agile development process One thing this bo

  5. says:

    I uite enjoyed this It gave me some background to Agile processes that I haven't had beforeThe master student thing was really cheesy but I managed to look past that

  6. says:

    One of the best books on Agile software development that I have read Its beauty lies in its simplicity clear down to earth guide through the Agile principles planning estimating analysis development communication with clients and testing Some overall principles like honest communication with clients as early as possible

  7. says:

    With Agile methodology there's basically a template of ideas rather than a set process that has to be followed I do find Agile books are often a boring read or have deviated from the subject and I have to say this is the best one so far The content is good and it is presented in a fun easy to read style; I found myself whizzing through it I also found it refreshing that some of the examples were situations that didn't

  8. says:

    I can see the value from some of the agile methodologies The continual focus on the customer is a necessary component of any product development and is vital to ensuring you don’t get stuck in “solving irrelevant problems” land unit tests are great and save a lot of time preventing problems and with identification when things go wrong A couple of the things I’m not so sure about Fluidity of roles It s

  9. says:

    lots of interesting tidbits as somebody using agile it was interesting to see how it 'should' be implemented and which things aren't 'really' part of it but my teams may have made up It seemed mainly geared towards though who go through shorter project lifecycles How to apply agile to consulting

  10. says:

    Super Valuable Fun With Agile Samurai you can have a really fun precious introduction on Agile and also really nice resources to explore What I really enjoyed was the cool writing technical books don't need to be b