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The Agile Developer's Handbook

By : Paul Flewelling
Book Image

The Agile Developer's Handbook

By: Paul Flewelling

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Stage 1 – forming

The forming stage is the getting-to-know-you phase of team development.

There will be a high degree of relationship building during this stage, and our team will also start to get familiar with their team mission.

For some, there will be excitement; for others, there will be a sense of trepidation. Either way, expect there to be a lot of questions.

Helping our team process this phase

The key activities in the forming phase center around the team liftoff. This will help each team member understand the team process, the team mission, and how each individual will contribute to the successful outcome of that mission.

In Chapter 5, Bootstrap Teams with Liftoffs, we looked at how to give our team a structured...