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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)

Implementing incremental delivery in Agile

In Chapter 1, The Software Industry and the Agile Manifesto, we discussed the Agile values and principles. One principle, in particular, has relevance:

Deliver working software frequently, every couple of weeks to every couple of months, with a preference for the shorter timescale.

Working software is a term we use to describe software that is working as it was intended, that is, it has met all of its acceptance criteria and our Definition of Done (DoD) and is either waiting to be shipped or already has been. The concept of working software is intended to solve several problems we often run into in the software industry:

  • It moves the focus from documentation and other non-functional deliverables to what we're being paid for, software. The intention of the Agile value working with software over comprehensive documentation isn&apos...