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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)

Adopting Lean Startup methods to validate ideas

The Lean Startup method was devised based on the company start-up experiences of its author, Eric Rees. It aims to shorten product development times by using a hypothesis-driven incremental delivery approach, which is combined with validated learning.

In the following section, we'll provide a brief introduction to Lean Startup thinking and how this might apply generally, not just to organizations that are in their start-up phase.

Build, Measure, Learn

We mentioned just now that Lean Startup is a hypothesis-driven approach; let's pull this apart a little for more understanding. The hypothesis-driven approach involves setting up an experiment to test out if a theory...