Agile and Iterative Development:
a Manager's Guide

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by Craig Larman download a PDF brochure Download Event Brochure


This practical, information-packed one-day seminar summarizes the key research, ideas, and practices of Iterative development, aimed at executive and project leadership. This is a high-impact guide for Managers and students to Agile and Iterative development methods: what they are, how they work, how to implement them - and why you should.
Using statistically significant research and case studies, noted methods expert Craig Larman presents a convincing case for iterative development. Mr. Larman offers a concise, information-packed summary of the key ideas that drive all Agile and Iterative processes, with the details of several noteworthy Iterative methods: Scrum, XP, Lean Development, and UP.
Coverage includes:

  • Compelling evidence that Iterative methods reduce project risk
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Agile and Iterative values and practices
  • Dozens of useful Iterative and Agile practice tips
  • New Management skills for Agile/Iterative Project Leaders
  • Key practices of Scrum, XP, Lean Software Development, and an Agile UP

Each student receives a copy of Larman's book "Agile and Iterative Development: a Manager's Guide".

Main Topics

  • Iterative and Evolutionary Methods
  • Agile Methods
  • An Agile Project Scenario
  • Motivation
  • Evidence
  • Scrum
  • Extreme Programming
  • An Agile Unified Process
  • Lean Development
  • Practice Tips