Book: The Business Value of Agile Software Methods

Maximizing Roi With Just-in-time Processes and Documentation

The Business Value of Agile Software Methods offers a comprehensive methodology for quantifying the costs and benefits of using agile methods to create innovative software products and shows a complete business value comparison between traditional and agile methods. It provides a roadmap for linking agile methods to major industry standards such as the project management, systems, and software engineering bodies of knowledge and identifies a set of critical factors for succeeding with agile methods every time.

Key Features:

--Identifies the major types and kinds of agile methods, along with the major forms of best practices, as a pretext for mixing and matching them to create super-hybrids
--Introduces a complete family of metrics, models, and measurements for estimating the costs, benefits, return on investment, and net present value of agile methods, and includes numerous how to examples
--Provides the first comprehensive compilation of cost and benefits data on agile methods from an analysis of hundreds of research studies, and introduces and illustrates the industrys first top-down parametric models for estimating agile methods costs and benefits
--WAV offers numerous free downloadable training and consulting briefings, cost and benefit spreadsheets, release planning templates, metrics for agile methods, and an ROI/business value calculator available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at

Published: October 6, 2009

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