Dokumentation in agilen Projekten

Lösungsmuster für ein bedarfsgerechtes Vorgehen


dpunkt.verlag (2013)

1. Einleitung

2. Einstieg in ein agiles Vorgehen

3. Infrastruktur und Werkzeuge

4. Planung der Dokumentation

5. Auswahl der richtigen Inhalte

6. Gestaltung einzelner Dokumente

7. Umgang mit der Dokumentation

8. Zusammenfassung


During the last couple of years agile methods have gained a lot of significance in the IT practice. Agile methods represent a straightforward and pragmatic approach that reacts to real requirements and adapts its processes accordingly. Especially Scrum has become quite popular and has been applied successfully in many development projects.

Agile methods maintain a rather critical view of documentation. Most importantly, agile methods emphasise that documentation is just one of many different forms of knowledge exchange among teams and that it cannot replace face-to-face communication.

On the other hand, agile methods do not consider documentation to be completely redundant. This book (in German language) presents a number of patterns that take on a balanced approach towards documentation. The book explains what kind of documentation is justified in agile projects, how documentation can be managed, what tools are useful, and how documents can be designed.

The organisation of this book follows the iterative style favoured by agile methods and so represents the lifecycle of documents in an agile context. In addition, the book includes a number of examples taken from Scrum projects.

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