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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 modern Agile movement is the coming together of three different timelines from the software industry's industrial heritage: Product Development, Engineering, and Lean Manufacturing.

We looked at the three most popular Agile methods, and how they represent each of these timelines.

We discussed how all three methods have a degree of crossover or similarity. For instance, Scrum encourages a high degree of transparency, and Scrum teams often communicate this using a visible workspace. This is very similar to the concept in Kanban of making work visible.

We also discussed how many companies are improving their results by mixing and matching from two or more approaches.

In the next chapter, we're going to give a practical overview of how to get our team started with Scrum.