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Agile Software Development with HP Agile Manager

Book Description

Agile development practices have been widely adopted in a variety of organizations, yet only a few tools are available to help make the practical process of managing agile teams less painful and more successful.

HP Agile Manager is a purpose-built SaaS-based Agile planning tool. HP Agile Manager provides a simpler, smarter way to manage collaborative development.

Liran Tal provides a practical, concise approach to using Agile Manager in a variety of settings to better plan, conduct, and manage software releases within development teams. His step-by-step approach will show you how to plan your product’s features, streamline the agile sprint process, work with user stories, and track defects throughout the development process.

Agile Manager can work for small startups, mid-sized teams, as well as scale up for bigger organizations as a cost-effective and flexible tool to apply agile techniques to improve your software development process.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. About the Technical Reviewer
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: The Agile World
    1. Introducing Agile Software Development
      1. Origins of Waterfall Model
      2. The Agile World of Software Development
      3. Agile Flavors
    2. Practicing Scrum Agile Development
      1. Scrum Artifacts
      2. Scrum Roles
      3. Scrum Sprints
    3. Avoiding Agile Pitfalls
    4. Summary
  11. Chapter 2: Getting Started with Agile Manager
    1. Introducing HP’s Agile Manager
      1. Application Setup
      2. Release and Sprint Planning
      3. Kanban and Scrumban Storyboard
      4. Streamlining the Sprint Workflow
      5. Dashboard
      6. Build and SCM Integration
    2. Signing Up for HP’s Agile Manager
      1. SaaS-Based Agile Manager
    3. Getting Acquainted with Agile Manager
      1. Navigation Menu
      2. Contextual Filters
      3. Page Widgets
      4. The Grid
      5. Item Page
      6. Configuration Mode
    4. Summary
  12. Chapter 3: Setting Up Agile Manager for Release
    1. Setting Up a Site
      1. Managing Workspaces
      2. Customizing Fields
      3. Setting Up Users
    2. Setting Up a Workspace
      1. Workspace Preferences
      2. Workspace Templates
      3. Workspace Notifications
      4. Workspace Applications
      5. Workspace Users
    3. Setting Up the Release
      1. Creating a New Release
      2. Managing Release Sprints
      3. Managing Release Teams
      4. Release Configuration
    4. Summary
  13. Chapter 4: Building the Product Backlog
    1. The Product Backlog
    2. Themes
      1. Adding a Theme
      2. Managing Themes
    3. Features
      1. Adding Features
      2. Ordering the Features Grid
      3. Filtering the Features Grid
      4. Sorting the Features Grid
      5. Ranking Features
      6. Managing the Features Backlog
    4. Backlog Items
      1. Breaking User Stories
      2. Converting User Stories to Features
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 5: Streamlining Work in the Release Backlog
    1. Working in the Release Backlog
    2. Working with User Stories
      1. Adding a User Story
      2. Viewing and Editing a User Story
    3. Working in the Sprint Backlog
      1. Contextual Filters
      2. Sprint Widgets
      3. Sprint Panels
      4. Grid Layout
      5. Managing and Viewing a Member’s Sprint Capacity
      6. Actions in the Grid Toolbar
    4. Managing Defects
      1. Adding Defects
      2. Editing Defects
      3. Linking Defects
      4. Watching Backlog Items
    5. Working in the Sprint Closure
      1. Sprint Backlog Status
      2. Backlog Planning and Delivery
      3. Defect Cumulative Flow Diagram
      4. Acceptance Tests
      5. Retrospective Feedback
    6. Summary
  15. Chapter 6: The Engineering Manager’s Dashboard
    1. Working in the Dashboard
      1. Dashboard Layouts
    2. Managing Widgets
      1. Adding Widgets
      2. Customizing Widgets
    3. Managing Custom Widgets
      1. Adding Custom Widgets
      2. Deleting Custom Widgets
    4. Reviewing Common Widgets
      1. Tracking Team Workload
      2. My Defects and My User Stories
      3. Release Backlog Cumulative Flow Diagram
    5. Summary
  16. Chapter 7: Helpful Resources and Support
    1. Support and the HP SaaS Account
    2. Helpful Resources for Agile Manager
      1. Agile Manager Community
      2. Agile Manager Video Resources
      3. Agile Manager Help Center
    3. Summary
  17. Index