Dr. Sandra Walsh Introduces 'The OpenXP Solution'

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New book discusses how novel solution bridges gap between business, technology domains.

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Author and business technology innovator Dr. Sandra Walsh observed that there is a communication gap between business and technology domains. To address this concern, she develops "The OpenXP Solution" (published by Xlibris UK). This smart, practical approach paves the way for gradual change in organisation culture by underpinning collaborative stakeholder interaction with effective communication on agile software projects.

"The OpenXP Solution" offers a unique and lightweight evolutionary approach to the purposeful elimination of waste in the communication process during requirements elicitation on projects. This is achieved by linking software development with effective stakeholder interaction. This is the first framework to take advantage of the benefits of engaging potentially large groups of multiple diverse stakeholders by embracing existing business concerns as opportunities for change, and positively nurturing the early identification and resolution of potential conflict. This contribution is among the first to attempt to detect, nurture and channel unpredictability during elicitation surrounding the set of human related factors that affect the communication of requirements between stakeholders on software projects.

OpenXP is relevant to software practitioners including business analysts who need to define a complex business problem that must involve the expertise of a diverse set of stakeholders, where the potential for conflict exists and quick decisions are required. However, OpenXP is not for every development effort - instead it is designed to tackle complex business problems, serious technical issues and pertinent unknowns on projects. It is specifically recommended when these conditions emerge 1) at the start of projects in ill-defined business situations; 2) during the testing phase (including identifying and resolving persistent defects); and 3) when it is necessary to determine the full impact of integrating a change to be made to an existing system.

Explaining in detail the integrative scope of this innovative solution, the book seeks to reconcile both ends of the business-technology rift and provide a better avenue to support consistently changing priorities, increased team productivity and improved project visibility for a smoother business flow between diverse cross-functional roles.

“The OpenXP Solution”
By Dr. Sandra Walsh
Hardcover | 8.5x11in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781514447284
Softcover | 8.5x11in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781514447307
E-Book | 238 pages | ISBN 9781514447291
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Sandra Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.) in Computing in Internet Technologies. OpenXP, Walsh’s evolutionary framework, was recently accepted as a valuable contribution to the software engineering body of knowledge, and she is credited with a Ph.D. in Computer Science awarded from Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in Ireland.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.co.uk or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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