The Agile Developer's Handbook

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Learn
  • Create a solid foundation that gives your team an Agile jumpstart
  • Understand how to select and evolve practices to increase your team’s agility
  • Use experiments to accelerate your team’s understanding
  • Fine-tune your approach by incorporating aspects of Lean and Lean Startup
  • Know how to foster an environment of continuous improvement and learning that will become self-sustaining
About

This book will help you overcome the common challenges you’ll face when transforming your working practices from waterfall to Agile. Each chapter builds on the last, starting with easy-to-grasp ways to get going with Agile. Next you’ll see how to choose the right Agile framework for your organization. Moving on, you’ll implement systematic product delivery and measure and report progress with visualization. Then you’ll learn how to create high performing teams, develop people in Agile, manage in Agile, and perform distributed Agile and collaborative governance.

At the end of the book, you’ll discover how Agile will help your company progressively deliver software to customers, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the level of efficiency in software development teams.

Features
  • Make your team Agile by implementing industry-standard Agile techniques
  • Assess scope, scale up efficiently
  •  Create the correct roles and identify the right candidates for your team
  • Finish your projects faster and stay ahead of the curve
Page Count 398
Course Length 11 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781787280205
Date Of Publication 27 Feb 2018
Why the software industry needed to change
Incremental – adaptive versus waterfall – predictive
Agile is a mindset
Summary
Understanding Scrum
XP - Extreme Programming
Kanban and Lean Software Development 
Choosing the right framework
Summary
How to create high-performing teams
The stages of team formation
Stage 1 – forming
Stage 2 – storming
Stage 3 – norming
Stage 4 – performing
Stage 5 – adjourning/mourning
Learning by practicing
Summary

Authors

Paul Flewelling

Paul Flewelling began looking for a better way to build software after one fateful project that ticked all the boxes, yet failed to deliver what the customer needed. That search led him to help grow one of NZ's first Agile software teams. As word of the team's success spread, he also began training others. He currently coaches the product teams who are transforming NZ's largest newspaper company for the digital economy. He speaks nationally and internationally on all things Agile, shares coaching insights on his blog, co-hosts monthly meet-ups, and is often seen wisely stroking his beard.