BOOK: The Software Requirements (Memory Jogger)

A handy guide by Ellen Gottesdiener.   This inch-thick “pocket book” is easy to carry around and browse through when a busy requirements analyst has a few minutes to spare.

Ellen addresses all aspects of the requirements engineering process:

  • elicitation,
  • analysis,
  • specification,
  • validation, and
  • management.

Each chapter contains a wealth of practical techniques that can help any software team improve how it deals with requirements.  She describes a plethora of requirements “models,” ways to represent different types of requirements-related information.

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BOOK: Get FREE chapters from “Succeeding with Agile” by Mike Cohn

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Mike Cohn’s NEW book hit the streets Nov 7, 2009.

“Succeeding with Agile” shows both how to get started and then how to get good at Scrum. The author illuminates all teaching points with helpful tips, advice on overcoming common objections, exercises to try, and anecdotes drawn from over a decade of experience helping companies succeed with Scrum. The result is a book that will be reached for and referenced again and again by all stakeholders in an agile organization.

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BOOK: Making Things Happen (update to “Art of Project Management”)

makethingshappen1Project Management is NOT boring !!!  Is it?

Did you ever want to know the secrets to Strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects.  Berkun explains what it takes to lead critical projects from start to finish.

O’Reilly’s review mentions…this book “offers a lively, inspiring, and practical approach to managing projects that draws on Berkun’s own lessons learned in more than a decade of work in the industry.”

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