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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.



Chapter 1. The Agile World

To begin your journey with managing agile teams and using Agile Manager for streamlining an agile workflow, you’ll dive into the agile world by learning about the concepts, terminology, and the agile software development methodology.
Liran Tal

Chapter 2. Getting Started with Agile Manager

In the previous chapter, you learned about the agile software development methodology and some concepts from this philosophy. To streamline the management of a software project’s development life cycle, HP introduced Agile Manager (AGM).
Liran Tal

Chapter 3. Setting Up Agile Manager for Release

In the previous chapter, you learned about Agile Manager’s origins and got acquainted with its capabilities and user interface. You also explored the various pages and screen components that make up for the navigation and page information. You also signed up for a trial Agile Manager account on HP’s software as a service (SaaS) cloud to begin working on your agile software project.
Liran Tal

Chapter 4. Building the Product Backlog

In the previous chapter, you learned how to set up and configure Agile Manager’s site settings, how to manage users, and how to create workspaces. You reviewed how to assign users to workspaces, customize the workspace settings, and add your applications. You also learned how a release is created and managed through Agile Manager’s configuration mode and explored how to manage release sprints and set up teams.
Liran Tal

Chapter 5. Streamlining Work in the Release Backlog

In the previous chapter, you learned how to prepare the product backlog from the themes and features perspective. You also reviewed briefly how to create user stories, but this was merely for the purpose of learning to create group stories and convert stories to features.
Liran Tal

Chapter 6. The Engineering Manager’s Dashboard

Now that you know your way through Agile Manager and have learned how to plan your product backlog and your release backlog, it is essential to track the progress of releases and sprints to move in an agile way and diminish any unplanned surprises.
Liran Tal

Chapter 7. Helpful Resources and Support

In the previous chapters, you learned how to use Agile Manager. You learned how to sign up and create an online account, set up an application instance for managing agile software development for your team, and streamline the agile workflow for your team.
Liran Tal


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