The “Gentle Introduction” series are books designed to be short and easy to read,  yet packed with useful information to help you learn new skills quickly.

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A Gentle Introduction to Social Engineering Attack and Prevention

A Gentle Introduction to Social Engineering Attack and Prevention

Should that delivery man be walking around the office unattended? Has someone just asked you to hold the door and you don’t recognize them? Do you trust that person trying to befriend you in the bar next to the office? These are all potential social engineering plays against you by professional criminals.

In this book, you will learn how to think like a criminal social engineer by learning the process they go through to stage an attack. Then you will learn how to best protect yourself and your companies from being manipulated.

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A Gentle Introduction to Beating Procrastination and Getting Focused

A Gentle Introduction to Beating Procrastination and Getting Focused

Do you have a procrastination problem? Are you easily distracted? If so, then this is the book for you. It will help you identify why you struggle to focus on your work and give you useful tools to help you become more productive.

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A Gentle Introduction to Agile and Lean Software Development

A Gentle Introduction to Agile and Lean Software Development

In this book, you will learn the fundamental principles of Agile and Lean Software Development, so you can better apply these methodologies to your work and products. This book will take you from no or little knowledge of the subject to a level of competence very quickly.

This book is ideal for people new to Agile and Lean through to anyone who wants a refresher on the topic.

This book combines the books, A Gentle Introduction to Agile Software Development, and A Gentle Introduction to Lean Software Development, into one bumper volume.

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A Gentle Introduction to Agile Software Development by Stephen Haunts

A Gentle Introduction to Agile Software Development

Agile Software Development principles have been one of the most significant changes to how organizations design and build products in teams. In this book, you will learn the fundamental principles of the Agile Manifesto, Scrum, and Extreme Programming and how they can all be used together to help you build products more efficiently.

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A Gentle Introduction to Lean Software Development

A Gentle Introduction to Lean Software Development

For many years Lean Principles have been applied to manufacturing, pioneered by companies like Toyota. In this book, you will learn how to apply lean principles to your software development products so you can execute your vision more efficiently. This books will cover the main principles including value stream mapping, identifying waste and Kanban.

This book is ideal for software developers, project managers, and business analysts who are looking how to apply Lean Software Development principles.

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A Gentle Introduction to Speaking in Public by Stephen Haunts

A Gentle Introduction to Speaking in Public

Do you have a fear of speaking in large groups whether in a corporate presentation or on stage at a conference or user group? If so, then this book will help you overcome this fear and teach you techniques to succeed.  This book covers presentation building techniques, rehearsal, and delivery techniques to help you succeed in speaking in public.

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