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A Gentle Introduction to Agile and Lean Software Development

By: Stephen Haunts
Narrated by: Timothy Burke
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Discover what is involved with Agile and Lean Software Development, Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean and Kanban 

Learning new software development processes can be difficult, but switching to Agile and Lean doesn't need to be complicated. Explore the theories behind Agile and Lean Software Development, and learn how to make it work for you. 

In a Gentle Introduction to Agile and Lean Software Development, author Stephen Haunts will guide you to a fuller understanding of Agile, Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, and Kanban. You will learn about the advantages and disadvantages, and how to get the most out of it. 

In this book you will learn:

  • Introduction
  • Waterfall development and its problems
  • What is Agile?
  • Common Agile misconceptions and mistakes
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Extreme programming (XP)
  • Scrum
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean software development
  • Applying lean software development
  • Agile software development vs. lean software development 
  • Software practices to support lean
  • Kanban

About the author:

Stephen Haunts has been a professional software and applications developer since 1996 and as a hobby since he was 10. Stephen has worked in many different industries including computer games, Online banking, retail finance, healthcare & pharmaceuticals and insurance. Stephen started programming in BASIC on machines such as the Dragon 32, Vic 20 and the Amiga and moved onto C and C++ on the IBM PC. Stephen has been developing software in C# and the .NET framework since first being introduced to it in 2003. 

As well as being an accomplished software developer, Stephen is also an experienced development leader and has led, mentored and coached teams to deliver many high-value, high-impact solutions in finance and healthcare. 

Outside of Stephen’s day job, he is also an experienced tech blogger who runs a popular blog called Coding in the Trenches and he is also a training course author for the popular Online training company Pluralsight. 

Stephen also runs several open source projects including SafePad, Text Shredder, Block Encryptor, and Smoke Tester - the post-deployment testing tool.

©2018 Stephen Haunts (P)2018 Stephen Haunts

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