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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)

Understanding Scrum

Scrum is the most popular framework among Agile teams; 58% of respondents to VersionOne's 11th Annual State of Agile Report use pure Scrum. A further 10% are using a Scrum/XP hybrid.


The following timeline shows a brief history of Scrum:

The first mention of Scrum in the context of product development was in The New New Product Development Game-Takeuchi, Hirotaka, and Ikujiro Nonaka, Harvard Business Review 64, no. 1 (January–February 1986).

In the paper, the two professors describe efforts by companies to try to speed up their product development life cycles to decrease their time to market. They observed that companies that were successfully doing this were employing some interesting...