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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)

Software Technical Practices are the Foundation of Incremental Software Delivery

Delivering working software in small increments every sprint requires a different way of working. To reduce overhead, teams will often look to technical practices to enhance their ability to deliver.

Choosing the right technical practices will increase our team's agility by giving them the confidence that what they are delivering is well-designed, tested, and meets expectations. By improving the team's confidence, we will speed up our ability to deliver.

In this chapter, we'll look at some of those technical practices and how they work with incremental software delivery approaches.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Building the thing right versus building the right thing
  • Test-driven development
  • Refactoring
  • Pair programming
  • Emergent design
  • Continuous Integration...