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The Agile Pocket Guide: A Quick Start to Making Your Business Agile Using Scrum and Beyond

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The Agile Pocket Guide: A Quick Start to Making Your Business Agile Using Scrum and Beyond

Peter Saddington

ISBN: 978-1-118-46180-8 November 2012 192 Pages

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The Agile Pocket Guide explains how to develop products, services, and software quickly and efficiently, without losing the main components of the framework so effective in streamlining the creating of these products and for making positive change within a company. It includes
  • The basic tennets of the Scrum framework
  • How to apply the processes and steps required to become agile
  • The dynamics of a successful agile environment
  • The very basics of Scrum and how to employ them quickly
  • Practical questions to ask the Team Leader as well as the Team
  • How to build an environment of communication and collaboration for the entire organization

About the Author vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction Team Tribes: A Story xix

1 Servant Leadership 1

2 What the Business Wants from You—Managing Requirements 5

3 Your Agile Team 9

4 The High-Performance Team 13

5 Everyone around the Campfire 17

6 Daily Stand-Up, or Daily Scrum 25

7 Introducing the Product Owner, or Value Driver 31

8 Discoveries from the Product Backlog 37

9 The Sprint Backlog and Release Planning 43

10 Sprint Planning Meeting 49

11 User Stories and Estimation 55

12 Timeboxed Sprints (Iterations) and the Meaning of Done 67

13 Tracking Flow and Information Radiators 73

14 Demonstration of the Product 79

15 The Retrospective 85

16 Wash, Rinse, Repeat, Win! 89

17 Team and Business Cultural Dynamics—Team ScienceTM 95

18 Scrum of Scrums 101

19 Thirty-Second Scrum Elevator Pitch 105

20 Understanding Requirements 109

21 Paired Programming—Team Kaizen 115

22 Measuring a Working Product 121

23 Technical Debt Is a Progress Killer! 127

24 Oh Kanban! 131

25 Personal Kaizen—More on Servant Leadership 137

26 Team Kaizen—Practicing Agile 143

27 Product Kaizen—The Value Driver for Your Product 147

28 Cultural Kaizen—Leadership in Dynamic Team Cultures 155

29 Conclusion 159

Index 161