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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)

Kanban and Lean Software Development

In this section, we look at Lean Software Development and its origins in Lean Manufacturing. We'll first discuss the thinking that led to significant breakthroughs in responsiveness and quality on the Toyota production line. We'll then look at how we can apply those to software development.


The following timeline shows a brief history of Lean and Kanban:

Lean Software Development and Kanban have their history in manufacturing and the work done by one company, in particular, Toyota Motor Corporation. In its effort to economically mass-produce affordable motor vehicles for people after the Second World War, Toyota made profound changes to the way it organized its production...