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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)

Bootstrap Teams with Liftoffs

The aim of this chapter is to show our software team how to get the best possible start by using an Agile liftoff. This approach sets the mission objectives for the team and gives you the opportunity to determine how we're going to work together. The aim is to set our team up for success and get us up-and-running as quickly as possible. We will cover:

  • What are team liftoffs and why do they work?
  • The importance of good vision
  • Working agreements and team chartering
  • Activities for team liftoff