A set of techniques used to stimulate creative or "out of the box" thinking. Applying Lateral Thinking techniques is a deliberate strategy to interrupt normal, linear thought patterns, to facilitate the transition between patterns, and to widen the range of possibilities.
In today's work world, a leader capable of galvanizing a team to produce superlative results is invaluable. This book shows new team leaders the way to avoid costly trial-and-error approaches. It inspires seasoned team leaders to leverage the "Coach Approach" to make their team experiences lighter, more synergistic and infinitely more productive.
A combined "Lean-Agile" approach can dramatically improve both developer productivity and the software's business value.In this book, three expert Lean software consultants draw from their unparalleled experience to gather all the insights, knowledge, and new skills you need to succeed with Lean-Agile development. The book shows how to extend Scrum processes with an enterprise view based on Lean principles. The authors present crucial technical insight into emergent design, and demonstrate how to apply it to make iterative development more effective. They also identify several common development "anti-patterns" that can work against your goals, and they offer actionable, proven alternatives.
Linkers and loaders are relatively obscure, minimally documented parts of program compilers and operating systems. A linker connects the object files created by the compiler into an executable, while a loader loads the program into memory when the executable is run. Programmers routinely tap into these processes but generally lack the detailed understanding required to use them to the greatest possible advantage. Linkers and Loaders fills an enormous, longstanding void, providing software engineers in every category with knowledge they need to improve the speed with which they work and the quality of what they produce. This book, by a well-known programming author and expert, should quickly emerge as the authoritative reference-an essential guide for practitioners and a key supplementary text in compiler and operating systems courses. Read on for the SDTimes "Book Watch" review .
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