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Agile ALM: Lightweight tools and Agile strategies by Michael Hüttermann

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Chapter 4. Task-based development

 

This chapter covers
  • Approaches and different tools for implementing task-based development
  • Lightweight tools for planning and tracking tasks
  • Example toolchains, including JIRA/GreenHopper, Bamboo, Eclipse, FishEye, Mylyn, Trac, for planning and tracking tasks

 

Traditionally, work items (or tasks) are spread across artifact types and tools. Tasks are an abstraction level for coping with the general information overload and the challenges of parsing information from many different sources. A task is a fine-grained, measurable unit of work, extracted from a broader scope, like a use case or a feature. Leffingwell states “for more detailed tracking of the activities involved in delivering stories, teams typically ...

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