eXtreme Programming is an ideal many software shops would love to reach, but with the constant pressures to produce software quickly, they cannot actually implement it. The Agile software process allows a company to implement eXtreme Programming quickly and immediately-and to begin producing software incrementally in as little as 30 days! Implementing eXtreme Programming is easier said than done. The process can be time consuming and actually slow down current software projects that are in process. This book shows readers how to use SCRUM, an Agile software development process, to quickly and seamlessly implement XP in their shop-while still producing actual software. Using SCRUM and the Agile process can virtually eliminate all downtime during an XP implementation.
A deceptively simple process called Scrum, a new approach to systems development projects, is described here. Application development managers will learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes with Scrum, how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper, how to understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes, and why Agile processes work and how to manage them. Material is of interest to the software development community at large. Schwaber is president of a software development consultancy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)