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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)

The team player

As technology advances and our use of it becomes more prevalent, the type and size of problems we are asked to solve have become larger and more complex.

It's unusual for a single person to have all the necessary skills to complete the work, or have the time to do so. We, therefore, have to work in teams to get the job done.

When hiring, we often pay attention to the technical abilities of the candidates because we usually need a particular skill set, but we pay little attention to how an individual might work within a team. And hiring someone based on the words such as "is a good team player" in their CV or cover letter is not enough in this age of communication and close collaboration.

With an increasing emphasis on needing skills other than just technical abilities, we need to be able to recognize the characteristics of a good team player so that...