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Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results

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This text explains how agile software development methods produce better business results. It aims to help managers combat the biggest business complaints about software (for example, late, doesn't deliver as promised, over-budget and so forth).
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2003 by Prentice Hall
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Rick Austin
This is a very good book if you want to learn the concepts of theory of constraints and how to use those concepts in software development. Fantastic content on the unfortunate use of cost accounting which drives non-optimal behavior in software development. He spends a lot of time showing you how to apply these principles. It is clear that, at the time of writing, he is a huge fan of FDD and his coverage of FDD was helpful to me. He does cover a wide range of methodologies and shows you how they ...more
Collin Rogowski
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Very thorough book about applying the theory of constraints to agile processes. It's becoming a bit dated (which shows e.g. in the choice of agile process presented), but everything in it is still valid. The reasoning/argumentation is very rigid and formal which is not that common in agile literature. In this regards it (still) fills a gap, IMO.
gramakri
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one of the first few books on Agile which goes beyond presenting the anecdotal benefits of Agile and discusses the business metrics which can be used to quantify the ROI.
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Jack Vinson
Aug 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Good stuff. More software development methodology than I need, but I really enjoyed the connections between Theory of Constraints and Agile. And I blogged a review, of course. http://blog.jackvinson.com/archives/2...
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