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The Agile Developer's Handbook

By : Paul Flewelling
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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)


In this chapter, we looked at how the shift in where knowledge resides in an organization and how the necessary specialist skills to process that information now lie at the team level.

It has meant a shift in our team dynamics due to the complexity of the problems that software teams solve. We can no longer afford to work as the individual cogs in a machine; collaboration and communication are fundamental to a team's high performance.

Much of the work our software teams carry out requires improvisation and the use of judgment in situations that are often ambiguous. The problems we work on are complex, often requiring novel solutions and an empirical (scientific) approach to solving them.

The role of our job as leaders is to be agents of this change and to provide support and a high-enough level of comfort to the team so that they are more able to assimilate all of...