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Authors: James Shore, Shane Warden
ISBN-13: 9780596527679, ISBN-10: 0596527675
Format: Paperback
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: October 2007
Edition: 1st Edition

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Author Biography: James Shore

Chromatic lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a freelance writer and programmer. He is a frequent contributor to Slashdot and to Slash itself and wrote the Everything Bible for the Everything Development Company.

Book Synopsis

For those considering Extreme Programming, this book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience. While plenty of books address the what and why of agile development, very few offer the information users can apply directly.

Table of Contents

PrefaceGetting Started

  • Chapter 1: Why Agile?
  • Chapter 2: How to Be Agile
  • Chapter 3: Understanding XP
  • Chapter 4: Adopting XP
Practicing XP
  • Chapter 5: Thinking
  • Chapter 6: Collaborating
  • Chapter 7: Releasing
  • Chapter 8: Planning
  • Chapter 9: Developing
Mastering Agility
  • Chapter 10: Values and Principles
  • Chapter 11: Improve the Process
  • Chapter 12: Rely on People
  • Chapter 13: Eliminate Waste
  • Chapter 14: Deliver Value
  • Chapter 15: Seek Technical Excellence
ReferencesColophon

James Shore, signatory number ten to the Agile Manifesto, has been coaching agile teams large and small before they were called agile. He brings both breadth and depth to his discussion of agile development. In 2005, the Agile Alliance recognized James with their most significant award, the Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice. James is an internationally recognized speaker who consults for companies interested in agile development. He writes about agile development on his top-ranked blog, jamesshore.com.

Shane Warden manages Onyx Neon Press, an independent publisher. His areas of expertise include agile software development, language design, and virtual machines for dynamic languages. He is also a published novelist. His books include The Art of Agile Development and Masterminds of Programming.

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