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Traditional software lifecycle models, such as waterfall, have declined in popularity in recent years due to the increasing demands on projects to accommodate changing business requirements, to control ever-larger and more complex requirements, and to reliably deliver the expected business results. The rapidly changing business climate is placing new and even more stringent constraints on projects with respect to time, cost and quality.
In order to deal with these recent changes new software lifecycle models have emerged that promise to keep pace with the industry. Agile is one such emerging methodology that is providing: better project transparency, better requirement trade-offs, faster time to market, and improved quality and reduced defects. While Agile approaches have clearly seen judicious success in recent years, these have primarily been associated with collocated teams. Unfortunately, collocation is not an option for all Agile teams. In fact, collocation is an approach which, in some cases, has moved the industry paradigm decades back defeating the overall advantages and cost controls of off-shoring and out-sourcing.
Overcoming these challenges, "Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A)", is a framework defined to successfully execute agile projects in a distributed and out-sourced environment. A very systematic and authoritative approach has been demonstrated by Upadrista Venkatesh (Upadrista) via his new framework called "DH2A" (Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption) on how to make agile successful in a distributed environment. Not limited to a single project, an extension to the DH2A framework called as e-Dh2A (enterprise DH2A Rollout) is part of this reading material which defines a framework to roll-out DH2A across an organization. It provides the enduring benefits of definite cost savings and the most qualitative software for project development.
The framework is being introduced into the industry via the authors new book called "Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption - An enterprise agile framework for Distributed Teams" and will be into the market by August 2011.
The book is divided into three sections where the author in the first section specifically speaks about the evolution of DH2A and the advantage distributed agile brings, as compared to the collocated agile approaches. The author also speaks about how different methodologies in the industry today fail to provide the enduring benefits of distributed development combined with agile techniques which leads into developing the framework called "Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption".
The second section of this book defined the life cycle of " Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A) " framework which evolved from the author's vast experience of successfully executing agile projects in a distributed and outsourced environment. This has created a new paradigm in the software development industry regarding the success of distributed agile.
The final section of this book defines a Framework to roll-out DH2A across an enterprise called the e-DH2A framework. Introducing the concepts of Program Management Office, e-DH2A marries both the worlds of a PMO setup and DH2A to make DH2A roll-out consistent and successful across the organization.
You can contact Upadrista on his email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive some complimentary chapters of the book.
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