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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)


We've looked at a few different practices that specifically target increasing our confidence when using an incremental delivery approach.

Refactoring helps us keep our software in a healthy and easy to maintain state. Using the analogy of the field, it's essential that we keep the weeds down because before we know it, we may be dealing with thickets or bushes. To do this, we regularly garden our code as we enhance or add to existing areas of functionality.

We can think of Test-Driven Design (TDD) or specification driven approach because it changes our thought processes regarding how we write software compared to a test-after pattern.

Refactoring and TDD support an emergent approach to designing our software. So, although we still require some architectural design upfront, we require less big-design thinking overall.

Also, the resulting TDD automated test suite...