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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)

Organizational styles for flatter structures

In this final section, we'll look at where an Agile transformation might lead in the organization you work for; it might lead to a very different way of working compared to where you currently are. Of course, you might not be there yet in terms of your Agile journey, and so this section is merely food for thought.

You'll know when you are ready for organizational transformation because thoughts of going down this road will seem entirely sensible and will not trouble you.

We've seen that by delegating some of the decision making and responsibility to cross-functional teams, we increase the chances of building a useful and successful product.

This results in two things happening within our organization:

  • Those that have direct contact with Agile teams become infected with their ideas. They recognize that some aspects...