Free eBook from Seapine Software Explores Agile Basics

Cincinnati – April 12, 2011 – Seapine Software is offering a free 158-page eBook primer on Agile software development. Exploring Agile: The Seapine Agile Expedition gives readers a fun, easy introduction to the elements of Agile methods—from product backlogs and user stories to sprint reviews and retrospectives. Along the way, readers will discover how to avoid common development pitfalls and empower Agile teams—and ultimately, their customers—through timely communication and collaboration. The eBook also covers how to reliably estimate the amount of effort needed to complete a project successfully. Learn how to respond to change, reduce risk, and deliver what you promise—on time, every time. Exploring Agile contains:

  • Backlogs: The Foundation to Your Agile Success
  • The Art and Science of Reliable Agile Estimating
  • Mapping the Journey: Release and Sprint Planning
  • Marching Along: Daily Activities
  • Automated Testing and Agile
  • Are We There Yet? Doneness Criteria
  • It’s Showtime: The Sprint Review
  • Look Back in Agile: The Sprint Retrospective
  • Measuring Up: Progress Metrics
  • Mixing Methodologies
"Agile methods are highly effective for raising the level of quality in a software development organization,” says Rick Riccetti, Seapine’s president and CEO, “but Agile is still relatively new, often mischaracterized, and sometimes intimidating to adopt. With that in mind, we created this eBook to help everyone involved in the development of software learn the basics of Agile in a fun, accessible way." The eBook is available free for download at

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a privately held technology company whose application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions help companies manage the process of developing high-quality complex products—often in regulated industries. Our award-winning ALM solutions drive the creation of recognized brands, life-saving medical devices, even games of the year.

Founded in 1995, Seapine has headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa with over 8,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit

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