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Agile Technical Practices Distilled

By : Pedro M. Santos, Marco Consolaro, Alessandro Di Gioia
Book Image

Agile Technical Practices Distilled

By: Pedro M. Santos, Marco Consolaro, Alessandro Di Gioia

Overview of this book

The number of popular technical practices has grown exponentially in the last few years. Learning the common fundamental software development practices can help you become a better programmer. This book uses the term Agile as a wide umbrella and covers Agile principles and practices, as well as most methodologies associated with it. You’ll begin by discovering how driver-navigator, chess clock, and other techniques used in the pair programming approach introduce discipline while writing code. You’ll then learn to safely change the design of your code using refactoring. While learning these techniques, you’ll also explore various best practices to write efficient tests. The concluding chapters of the book delve deep into the SOLID principles - the five design principles that you can use to make your software more understandable, flexible and maintainable. By the end of the book, you will have discovered new ideas for improving your software design skills, the relationship within your team, and the way your business works.
Table of Contents (31 chapters)
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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Chapter 21
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Value Streams and Domain Events

"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."

– William Edwards Deming

A value stream is a notion borrowed from lean manufacturing as the end-to-end sequence of value-adding activities that an organization undertakes in order to produce an overall result for a customer, stakeholder, or end-user, focused on both the production flow from raw material to end-product, and the design flow from concept to realization.

So we can think of it as a slightly more granular explanation of the flow of value of the Business Model Canvas, transposed in a temporal sequence of activities necessary to design, produce, and deliver the value propositions. An organization will usually have many of these values, and they will often have independent, changing pace.

There is a vast amount of literature about value streams and value stream mapping, but we feel that the key concepts to understand...