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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)

Introducing Scrum to your Software Team

This chapter aims to get your new team up and running with an Agile delivery approach as quickly as possible. To do this, we'll use the Scrum framework to show how you can successfully transition a new-to-Agile team to this method of working. We’ll use a pragmatic approach, based on real-world examples, offering the steps that you'll need to take.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Why Scrum is an excellent place to start
  • How to efficiently transition to Scrum from Waterfall
  • Visible workspaces for managing software delivery
  • Measuring and reporting progress with visualization
  • Removing impediments
  • Managing delivery as a team sport
  • The importance of team retrospectives

In the last two chapters there was a lot of theory, now; it's time for the practical guide to begin, and for the navel-gazing to stop...