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. . . a savvy project manager who is determined, disciplined, and above all, handsome. He’s got a high profile project for a Vegas casino and puts his heart and soul into delivering the Winner. But when timelines are slipped, stakeholders want a pound of flesh for every ounce of letdown. He’s being followed . . . discovers tracking devices on his car . . . his meetings are bugged . . . he gets a gun. A mysterious rishi tells him he’ll never succeed without transforming his project to an Agile process. Kartar discovers that not only his career and life are on the line, but so is his immortal soul.
Learn Agile and Scrum software development in an enjoyable and memorable way. The following concepts are covered in this dramatic story: Agile Manifesto values and principals, the Scrum framework, history of Waterfall, User Stories, Planning Poker estimation, cross–team dependencies, Scrum of Scrums, and the challenges of organizational change.
Agile Noir contains afterwords written by industry organizational change experts Ebin John Poovathany, Deepak Dhananjaya, and Gunjan Zutshi.
Author Lancer Kind is an Agile consultant with more than twenty years of experience in IT. As a writer he utilizes craftsmanship developed through writing science fiction for over fifteen years.
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Lance(r) Kind lives in China, and the USA, and places in between. He started his IT career in 1995 then after four years of Waterfall his team was introduced to eXtreme Programming by Kent Beck and achieved the ability to make a “ship or no-ship” within four hours through the use of automated unit and system tests. Four years of TDD, Pair Programming, and System Testing later, he worked at SolutionsIQ delivering projects with Scrum + XP. In 2006 he began Agile coaching and training technical practices. For the last seven years he has delivered consulting services in China as well as the USA, and has spoken at Agile conferences in the US, China, and India. He's a publishing author of science fiction and a project management comic series called Scrum Noir which was the #1 selling project management book on Amazon for a week.