Kanban and Scrum Making the Most of Both
Scrum and Kanban are two flavours of Agile software development - two deceptively simple but surprisingly powerful approaches to software development. So how do they relate to each other? The purpose of this book is to clear up the fog, so you can figure out how Kanban and Scrum might be useful in your environment. Part I illustrates the similarities and differences between Kanban and Scrum, comparing for understanding, not for judgement. There is no such thing as a good or bad tool - just good or bad decisions about when and how to use which tool. This book includes: - Kanban and Scrum in a nutshell - Comparison of Kanban and Scrum and other Agile methods - Practical examples and pitfalls - Cartoons and diagrams illustrating day-to-day work - Detailed case study of a Kanban implementation within a Scrum organization Part II is a case study illustrating how a Scrum-based development organization implemented Kanban in their operations and support teams.
User Story Mapping
User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product features. Author Jeff Patton shows you how changeable story maps enable your team to hold better conversations about the project throughout the development process. Your team will learn to come away with a shared understanding of what you’re attempting to build and why. Get a high-level view of story mapping, with an exercise to learn key concepts quickly Understand how stories really work, and how they come to life in Agile and Lean projects Dive into a story’s lifecycle, starting with opportunities and moving deeper into discovery Prepare your stories, pay attention while they’re built, and learn from those you convert to working software
Twelve Years a Slave
Describes the life in slavery of Solomon Northup from Saratoga, N.Y., born a free Black man.
Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugged, beaten, and sold to a slave trader in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was shipped to New Orleans, where he was purchased by a planter in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years Northup lived as a chattel slave under several masters. He might well have died a slave, except for another set of bizarre circumstances which enabled him to get word to his family and finally regain his freedom. These elements alone -- the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue -- are sufficient for a sensational story. But Northup provides more. He was a shrewd observer of people and events. His memory was remarkable. He described cultivation of cotton and sugar in the Deep South. He detailed the daily routine and general life of the Negro slave. Indeed, he vividly portrayed the world of slavery -- from the underside. Originally published in 1853, Northup's autobiography is regarded as one of the best accounts of American Negro slavery ever written by a slave. It is reprinted in full here for the first time, as the initial volume in The Library of Southern Civilization. Northup's account has been carefully checked by the editors and has been found to be remarkably accurate. To his own narrative of a long and tragic adventure, Professors Eakin and Logsdon have added significant new details about Northup and the plantation country where he spent most of his time as a slave. Heretofore unknown information about the capture and trial of Northup's kidnappers has been included, adding still another fascinating episode to an already astounding story.
Scrum and XP from the Trenches
This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year's time. Covering: Practical tips and tricks for most Scrum and XP practices. Typical pitfalls and how they were addressed. Diagrams and photos illustrating day-to-day work. Testing and test-driven development. Scaling and coordinating multiple teams. Dealing with resistance from inside and outside the team. Planning and time estimation techniques
The Limbreth Gate The Ki and Vandien Quartet Book 3
A reissue of classic backlist titles from the author of the best selling Farseer Trilogy and The Liveship Traders books. THE LIMBRETH GATE is book three in THE WINDSINGERS series, which introduced her popular gypsy characters, Ki and Vandien.
Jonquils for Jax
Jacqueline Jax Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful but that doesn t mean she s lucky in love: she s dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who ve all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she s on a self-imposed hiatus from love when she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbor s gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Lenox. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can t be charmed, but something about Gard intrigues her, and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she also might find a love that won t let her down. "
Lois Lane is the new girl at East Metropolis High, and her instinct to ask questions brings her and her online friend, Smallville Guy, into conflict with some bullying video gamers called the Warheads, who are being used in a dangerous virtual reality experiment.
Excel 2013 avanc
Mettre en oeuvre les fonctions avancées d'Excel 2013 dans vos documents professionnels Ce manuel d'autoformation est destiné aux utilisateurs ayant une bonne pratique des fonctions de base d'Excel et souhaitant découvrir et maîtriser les fonctionnalités avancées de la version 2013 du logiciel. La première partie présente sous forme de fiches pratiques les fonctions avancées d'Excel 2013 : calculs et simulations, outils graphiques, analyse des données, import-export de données, etc. La seconde partie propose vingt-deux cas pratiques consistant à réaliser des documents d'entreprise complets intégrant les fonctions avancées étudiées dans la première partie. L'ouvrage décrit comment effectuer les tâches Excel 2013 aussi bien avec la souris qu'à l'aide de l'écran tactile d'un ordinateur ou d'une tablette. Une annexe fournit les équivalences entre les commandes de l'ancienne version Excel 2003 et celles du Ruban d'Excel 2013. Une autre annexe recense les nouveautés, améliorations et modifications d'Excel 2013 par rapport à la version Excel 2010.
Small Engines is a comprehensive textbook that presents small engine operation and service principles using concise text, detailed illustrations, and practical applications. The content is based on technician requirements put forth by Briggs & Stratton. The textbook explains the why of engine design and the how of operation as well as basic repair.