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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)

Choosing the right framework

It's no surprise that most Agile transformations start at the team level. Agile is a grassroots movement led by a bunch of software developers who knew, through their trials and tribulations, that there had to be a better way to build software.

In choosing the right framework for your team it will depend a lot on where you are on your journey.

If you're a product/project team, Scrum is the place to start. Especially if you're new to Agile, or if you have a mix of Agile understanding in your team members.

Scrum is simple to pick up because the framework gives you everything you need to get started. Plus, once you begin to master some of the basics of Scrum, it's easy to add practices which enhance your agility.

This is the path that we will follow in this book, in it we will give clear guidance on how to build up our team's...