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Change is hard. Changing culture is even harder. Adopting Agile and Scrum requires a change of culture. Many organizations and Teams have made many Agile and Scrum implementation mistakes during this transition. By reading this book, you will be standing on the shoulders of those who failed before you.
You need a team that's self-organized, energetic, and flexible, even in tough situations, but the human side of Agile is tricky. With this book, establish yourself as a confident, capable leader who adds value; build and lead an engaged team that's up to any challenge; cultivate collaboration and continuous improvement; and reap the full benefits of Agile in the real world with real people.
An application of military warfighting concepts to Agile development.
I have been applying & evangelizing Agile practice for a long time. Last year, I decided to write down some notes flavored with experimentations as per my humble experiences.
Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice.
Find out how the Swedish police combined XP, Scrum, and Kanban in a 60-person project. From start to finish, you’ll see how to deliver a successful product using Lean principles.
You’ll walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the daily “cocktail party,” test, cross-team synchronization, and version control.
Too many projects? Want to organize them and evaluate them without getting buried under a mountain of statistics? This book will help you collect all your work, decide which projects you should do first, second—and never. You’ll see how to tie your work to your organization’s mission and show your board, your managers, and your staff what you can accomplish and when. You’ll get a better view of the work you have, and learn how to make those difficult decisions, ensuring that all your strength is focused where it needs to be.
See how to mine the experience of your software development team continually throughout the life of the project. The tools and recipes in this book will help you uncover and solve hidden (and not-so-hidden) problems with your technology, your methodology, and those difficult “people issues” on your team.
by Danijel Arsenovski. Visual Basic programmers are often considered pariah of programming community and have become synonym for quickly delivered but poorly written code. With this book, Arsenovski embarks on a monumental task of bringing this “lost tribe” back to the mainstream and even forefront of programming community. An excellent source for any .NET team that wishes to embark on agile path.
by Henrik Kniberg. This book provides a detailed, down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people, and how they continuously improved their process over a year’s time.
By Allan Kelly. Explains why software development is an exercise in change management and organizational intelligence. An underlying belief is that change is learning and learning creates knowledge. By blending the theory of knowledge management, developers and managers will gain the tools to enhance learning and change to accommodate new innovative approaches such as agile and lean computing.