New PDF release: Agile Performance Improvement

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By Bob Winter

ISBN-10: 1484208935

ISBN-13: 9781484208939

Agile functionality development demonstrates the mutual advantages that accrue to the worlds of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement whilst the values and ideas of either are mixed synergistically less than the information of practitioners expert in either. The agile functionality development version blends the rules of human functionality know-how with the frameworks and practices of Agile. the result's an process that maximizes the worth of interactions one of the advisor, the paintings staff, and the client. in contrast to conventional end-to-end waterfall techniques, agile functionality development promises price consistently and in small increments, relentlessly targeting results of price to the buyer. development on buildings of Agile which are utilized in software program improvement, reminiscent of Scrum, the agile functionality development version considers the human element of holistic strategies in developing a continuing move of value.

Bob iciness, a functionality advisor, used to be the product proprietor for the company schooling scrum assisting an agile transition initiative for thousands of engineering groups. From this cross-disciplinary event, he came upon that the 2 cultures, languages, and methodologies of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement are—far from being incongruent, incompatible, or beside the point to every other—in truth perfect to counterpoint and help one another. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the functionality advisor, and employing the teachings of human functionality expertise improves the effectiveness of software program improvement teams.

In Agile functionality development, iciness teaches functionality specialists tips on how to practice agile ideas, values, and strategies usefully to the initiatives of optimizing human functionality in components of perform not just adjacent but in addition well past the world of software program and IT engineering, reminiscent of company studying recommendations, human assets structures, and non-software items. Conversely, he exhibits engineering groups immersed in an agile atmosphere easy methods to increase their functionality utilizing the foundations and strategies taught and cultivated through functionality experts. the writer, who has labored widely on either side of the normal divide, recounts entertainingly yet informatively how either sparks and fur can fly while geeks come across humans people.

What you’ll learn

After interpreting this e-book, enterprise executives, crew contributors, agile practitioners, and function consulting practitioners might be in a position to do the following:

practice agile engineering practices to the layout and improvement of studying suggestions and non-software products
observe the analytical concepts of human functionality know-how to the answer of any company challenge related to human features, together with software program development
Leverage the agile functionality development version to maximise the price of interactions between product proprietors, paintings groups, and shoppers in any product or approach area
stay away from the typical pitfalls confronted by way of groups transitioning from conventional paintings easy methods to Agile

Who this e-book is for

The readerships for this publication include:

functionality consulting practitioners, from the fields of human assets, company studying, and inner and exterior consulting
Agile practitioners, together with software program builders, agile coaches, and different professionals
enterprise executives together with normal managers, useful managers, leader details officials, leader studying officials, and leader humans Officers
scholars majoring in any of those topic parts: machine technology, educational know-how, place of work studying, human assets administration, company management, commercial and organizational psychology, organizational improvement, business and hard work relations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Agile and Human functionality know-how: The Twain Shall Meet

Chapter 2. the fundamentals of Human functionality Improvement

Chapter three: The functionality Consultant’s Toolkit

Chapter four. the fundamentals of Agile

Chapter five. The Agile software program Engineer’s Toolkit

Chapter 6. Agile functionality Improvement

Chapter 7. Proving Value

Chapter eight. non-stop development Lore

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Figure 2-6. Donald L. Kirkpatrick, inventor of the Kirkpatrick Model of learning evaluation. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Kirkpatrick and Kirkpatrick Partners) 39 40 Chapter 2 | The Basics of Human Performance Improvement In a dark and smoke-filled office at a place called Chemical Bank, near Wall Street in Manhattan, I was first told of Kirkpatrick. It was in my first months as a training person, after my stint as a school teacher. A senior member of the training staff explained his expectations for me to design the evaluation of a new hire training program.

I looked up Bunky as well after I got your email, and the training looked like it should be pretty good. Will: Excellent. I’m glad you like it as well. Bob:Tell me more about the audience. Which roles or teams or whatever need to take the training? How many different sites are we talking about? And so it goes. I’m supportive and helpful, and we haven’t yet discussed whether the training is a good idea. I continue along this discussion thread for some time until I see an opening to shift from talking about the training situation to talking about the business situation.

What if the fryolator machine does not maintain the oil at the appropriate temperature? What if the oil is dirty and the deep fryer splatters and smokes when fries are down, annoying the employee and putting him in harm’s way? What if following the menu specifications yields unpleasing fries? Incentives: What are the rewards for making consistently excellent fried food? What are the consequences of not consistently producing high-quality output? 35 36 Chapter 2 | The Basics of Human Performance Improvement We might also look at other factors in the work environment that are under management’s purview.

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