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Agile Noir

Agile Noir

by Lancer Kind (9 reviews, add another)
Type: Print Book
Genre: Computers & Internet, Information Technology
Language: English
Price: Rs.412.00 + shipping
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Description of "Agile Noir"

Kartar Patel
. . . a savvy project manager who is determined, disciplined, and and above all, handsome. He’s got a high profile project for a Vegas casino and puts his heart and soul into delivering the Winner. But when timelines are slipped, stakeholders want a pound of flesh for every ounce of letdown. He’s being followed . . . discovers tracking devices on his car . . . his meetings are bugged . . . he gets a gun. A mysterious stranger tells him he’ll never succeed without transforming his project to an Agile process. Kartar discovers that not only his career and life are on the line, but so is his immortal soul.

Learn Agile and Scrum software development in an enjoyable and memorable way. The following concepts are covered in this dramatic story: Agile Manifesto values and principals, the Scrum framework, history of Waterfall, User Stories, Planning Poker estimation, cross–team dependencies, Scrum of Scrums, and the challenges of organizational change.

Agile Noir contains afterwords written by industry organizational change experts Ebin John Poovathany, Deepak Dhananjaya, and Gunjan Zutshi.

Author Lancer Kind is an Agile consultant with more than twenty years of experience in IT. As a writer he utilizes craftsmanship developed through writing science fiction for over fifteen years.

Watch for more Agile Noir news and learn more about Agile at AgileNoir.biz.

About the author(s)

Lance(r) Kind lives in China, and the USA, and places in between. He started his IT career in 1995 then after four years of Waterfall his team was introduced to eXtreme Programming by Kent Beck and achieved the ability to make a “ship or no-ship” within four hours through the use of automated unit and system tests. Four years of TDD, Pair Programming, and System Testing later, he worked at SolutionsIQ delivering projects with Scrum + XP. In 2006 he began Agile coaching and training technical practices. For the last seven years he has delivered consulting services in China as well as the USA, and has spoken at Agile conferences in the US, China, and India. He's a publishing author of science fiction and a project management comic series called Scrum Noir which was the #1 selling project management book on Amazon for a week.

Book Details
Publisher: 
A-Noir Consulting
Number of Pages: 
391
Dimensions: 
5 inch x 7 inch
Interior Pages: Black & White
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)
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Re: Agile Noir by thesmartest
7 November 2016 - 11:19pm

Truth is out.Read Kartaar'story to find out. Such a fantastic way to learn agility.Author has done research needed and has presented it in a readable style.Anyone can be Kartaar...and in fact there are many kartaars out there.Go and read this enthralling story of software development....the agile way!

Re: Agile Noir by banuprakashurs
3 November 2016 - 7:03pm

Agile is best learnt thru experience than just reading some book.. Its remarkable that the author has brought that learning thru experience in this book which is a rarity, also what a novel way to learn something, thru an curious story with fun and in the process learn and get sound fundamentals of what Agile is in its true essence. Author's hold on story telling and deep knowledge, experience and passion about Agile clearly stands out. A must read for everyone in IT!

Re: Agile Noir by Dwine
2 November 2016 - 9:35pm

Super... I had no idea what agile is. Now the picture is clear to me. What a nice way to understand agile. I like the writing style as well. It is also interesting to know the perspective about how agile is real fun!
I recommend this book to all my friends....

Re: Agile Noir by gneena
1 November 2016 - 10:44pm

Fantastic read. I like the presentation style, very impressive. Very interesting way to learn some great concepts! It is a must read.... I recommend this book to everyone.

Re: Agile Noir by Little Kuan
1 November 2016 - 11:41am

With a talent for writing in a wonderful way, this is a satisfying book full of surprises! I enjoy reading Agile Noir and definitely will introduce it to my friends.

Re: Agile Noir by deepak.dhananjaya
14 October 2016 - 9:52am

apart from information about agile software development process, what stands out is the fictional style of writing. Fictionally depicting the process of organizational transformation and its challenges! Interesting and informative read!

Re: Agile Noir great book by Hiker
2 October 2016 - 11:12pm

It was great seeing Donny, Kartar, and Theckla figure out solutions to problems which apply to most companies facing Agile changes. Kartar reminds me of managers I have had in the past.

Oh my Agile! by Dano5
2 October 2016 - 10:42am

It's all here! agile manifesto, scrum, even a little xp with tdd. The agile consultant is a godman wearing color who tries to reform kartar to do agile and not be a command and control manager. I learned so much through reading this story. I highly recommend. I don't know why there aren't more books like this. I hear there is a comic.

Re: Agile Noir by AgileGeneral
2 October 2016 - 9:56am

Loved reading this! I'll sharing it with all my team. It's perfect as we are going through our own Agile adoption. The work environment is similar to ours except auditors aren't so sexy. The way this is written, it's so interesting to read.

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