The most widely adopted Agile methods in software development have been shown to: improve time to mission value; reduce project risk; reduce cost; improve visibility and better adapt to changing needs. For many organizations that are considering Agile approaches, the need to understanding the absence of detailed requirements as in the waterfall methodology and the presence of user stories and acceptance criteria development is overemphasized. In Agile Software Development, Anthony Baah shows clear evidence of the benefits for using the agile software development concept and the Quality Assurance involvement in the transformation. - PART I: Overview: Transitioning into Agile Transformation - Chapter 1 Practical Experience Gained in Agile Software ...... - Chapter 2 Agile Software Development Approach Transformation - Chapter 3 Choosing Between Agile Methodologies - Chapter 4 Agile Tips - Chapter 5 Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Process - PART II: Agile Methodology: QA Team Involvement - Chapter 6 QA team's involvement in the agile transformation - Chapter 7 Case Study: Application Testing - Chapter 8 Reasons for Many Production Defects - Chapter 9 Case Study 2: The Acceptance Criteria Issues Initiative - Chapter 10 Accomplishment This book will help you clearly understand the benefits obtained from implementing Agile. You will find proven solutions you can apply to manage changing priorities, improved project visibility, improved team morale, incremental delivery, faster time to market, better team and business collaboration, software quality enhancement, development process simplification, risk and cost reduction, software maintainability and extensibility enhancement. Whether you're a developer, tester, QA analyst, scrum master, IT project or program manager, executive, product owner, IT/Business instructor or student, you will find this book very useful.