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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 growth mindset

Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and a researcher from Stanford University, has devoted her time to researching why some people seem to thrive when solving complex problems.

She discovered that people with a growth mindset "believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work; brains and talent are just a starting point."

When we develop a growth mindset, instead of trying to control our environment to suit our abilities, we're more likely to explore it and try to overcome the challenges it presents.

In the following section, we'll take a look at the key differences between a growth mindset and fixed mindset. We'll also take a look at how to cultivate a growth mindset in our team.