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An Executive’s Guide to Software Quality in an Agile Organization

A Continuous Improvement Journey

Authors: Nader-Rezvani, Navid

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  • Takes a 360-degree view of quality rather than looking solely at testing or establishing Agile teams
  • First book to focus on a holistic quality view—what it is and how it links to overall business enhancements
  • Changes the perception that quality is the sole responsibility of QA engineers, resulting in improved outcomes across teams
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About this book

Utilize a set of practical guidelines to help your Agile organization elevate software design quality as an important business driver to achieve customer satisfaction and, ultimately, higher revenue for your company. This is the first book to focus on a holistic quality view—what it is and how it links to overall business enhancements.

The real-world examples used in this book allow you to learn and apply similar strategies and guidelines to help create a quality blueprint for your organization. Five pillars of quality are defined that can be used for any industry and, once internalized, can serve as a set of tools to continuously improve and measure the key factors impacting quality.

What You’ll Learn

  • Be aware of the key elements in any transformation that involves culture
  • Link quality and business outcomes
  • Understand quality and its holistic definition and why continuous improvement is still a relevant approach in enhancing quality
  • Follow guidelines with specific examples that can be applied to any product release in any type of industry to improve quality and enhance Agile processes
  • Utilize relevant metrics to measure and continuously improve to make incremental positive changes

Who This Book Is For

Individuals at various levels in organizations—from Agile scrum teams, all the way up to executive leadership

About the authors

Navid Nader-Rezvani is a passionate executive engineering leader with a proven track record as a change agent, results oriented, and a customer advocate. She has successfully led multiple global Development and Agile Quality organizations and has spent her career breaking down silos, reducing redundant effort, and building collaborative teams. She has a rare set of leadership skills and a unique way of working across organizations and time zones to achieve productivity. Navid has been instrumental in delivering releases on time, on budget, with high-quality outcomes. She has a strong passion for diversity, mentoring, and volunteering activities and has presented at various conferences. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from VA Tech, is a certified Scrum Master, a SAFe Program Consultant, and is PMP certified. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3751-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3750-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Executive’s Guide to Software Quality in an Agile Organization
Book Subtitle
A Continuous Improvement Journey
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
CA
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3751-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3751-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3750-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 183
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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