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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)


In this chapter, we've looked at the somewhat inevitable shift that is taking place from project to product thinking as technology becomes core to our business. Information technology is no longer a cost center; it's either our operational backbone or our critical money-making channel, or both. Without it, our business likely wouldn't exist, and without constant evolution, we wouldn't remain competitive.

To keep our products competitive, we shouldn't think in terms of time, budget, and scope. Instead, our thinking needs to shift to the return on investment of each feature that we develop. This mindset leads us to the unceasing endeavor of seeking value.

By linking our objectives to vision and mission, we align our purpose and provide the context for our team from an organizational perspective.

If we then explain why we're doing something and...