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Being Agile free pdf Being Agile introduces eleven breakthrough techniques for transforming typical software engineering teams from merely "doing" agile to actually "being" agile - and thereby helping them achieve agile's full benefits. Complementing any other agile guide, it shows how to break old "waterfall" habits that unintentionally hinder agile success - and then drive the real, sustained continuous improvement that agile makes possible. Reflecting the authors' combined years of experience in coaching enterprise software teams throughout IBM, Being Agile covers all this, and more: * Evaluating how agile you really are right now - and identifying opportunities for improvement * Deepening your team's agile mindset, and unlearning old non-agile "reflexes" that no longer work * Improving the way you interact with and among stakeholders * Getting cadence and task sizes right * Understanding what "working code" and "release often" really means * Preparing stories with just enough detail (and not too much) * Knowing when to "stop the line" * Achieving multiple small improvements - and skipping the "silver bullet" Throughout, the focus is on simple, practical, proven techniques for gaining real benefits from agile more quickly - so you can start building on and leveraging success. Even if you've worked with agile for years, Being Agile will make you more effective -- in any role, team, or environment.

About Leslie Ekas

Leslie Ekas has worked in software development for over 20 years as a developer, manager, and agile coach. Her industry experience ranges from a startup, to a mid-sized company, and now IBM. She has led multiple products to market successfully over the years. She has managed teams of all sizes and many disciplines and across broad geographies. Leslie helped start the IBM Software Group Agile Center of Competence after her team's early success transforming to agile. After coaching for several years, she returned to development to lead the worldwide Rational ClearCase team. In her new job as the Smarter Infrastructure Portfolio Manager, she is helping the business team adopt an agile operational approach. Scott Will has been with IBM for more than 22 years, the last six as an agile consultant. His experience ranges from providing consulting for small, co-located teams to teams with hundreds of engineers scattered across the world. Previously Scott was a successful programmer, tester, and customer support team lead, and he was in management for years. He is a contributing author to the book Agility and Discipline Made Easy, an IBM Master Inventor with numerous patents, a former Air Force combat pilot, and a graduate of Purdue University with a triple-major in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Numerical Analysis. He also completed his MBA while in the Air Force.

Details Book

Author : Leslie Ekas
Publisher : IBM Press
Data Published : 31 October 2013
ISBN : 0133375625
EAN : 9780133375626
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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