Succeeding with agile: software development using Scrum [7th print ed.] 9780321579362, 0321579364

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Table of contents :
Cover......Page 1
CONTENTS......Page 12
FOREWORD......Page 18
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS......Page 20
ABOUT THE AUTHOR......Page 24
INTRODUCTION......Page 26
Part I: Getting Started......Page 30
1 Why Becoming Agile Is Hard (But Worth It)......Page 32
Why Transitioning Is Hard......Page 34
Why It's Worth the Effort......Page 39
Looking Forward......Page 46
Additional Reading......Page 47
2 ADAPTing to Scrum......Page 50
Awareness......Page 52
Desire......Page 55
Ability......Page 60
Promotion......Page 63
Transfer......Page 66
Putting It All Together......Page 69
Additional Reading......Page 70
Start Small or Go All In......Page 72
Public Display of Agility or Stealth......Page 76
Patterns for Spreading Scrum......Page 79
Introducing New Technical Practices......Page 84
One Final Consideration......Page 86
Additional Reading......Page 87
4 Iterating Toward Agility......Page 90
The Improvement Backlog......Page 91
The Enterprise Transition Community......Page 92
Improvement Communities......Page 99
Looking Forward......Page 108
Additional Reading......Page 109
Selecting a Pilot Project......Page 110
Choosing the Right Time to Start......Page 113
Selecting a Pilot Team......Page 115
Setting and Managing Expectations......Page 117
Additional Reading......Page 121
Part II: Individuals......Page 124
Anticipating Resistance......Page 126
Communicating About the Change......Page 130
The Hows and Whys of Individual Resistance......Page 133
Resistance as a Useful Red Flag......Page 143
Additional Reading......Page 144
The Role of the ScrumMaster......Page 146
The Product Owner......Page 154
New Roles, Old Responsibilities......Page 163
Additional Reading......Page 164
Analysts......Page 166
Project Managers......Page 168
Architects......Page 171
Functional Managers......Page 173
Programmers......Page 175
Testers......Page 177
User Experience Designers......Page 180
Additional Reading......Page 182
Strive for Technical Excellence......Page 184
Design: Intentional yet Emergent......Page 195
Improving Technical Practices Is Not Optional......Page 200
Additional Reading......Page 201
Part III: Teams......Page 204
Feed Them Two Pizzas......Page 206
Favor Feature Teams......Page 211
Self-Organizing Doesn't Mean Randomly Assembled......Page 218
Put People on One Project......Page 220
Guidelines for Good Team Structure......Page 226
Additional Reading......Page 228
Embrace Whole-Team Resposibility......Page 230
Rely On Specialists but Sparingly......Page 233
Do a Little Bit of Everything All the Time......Page 235
Foster Team Learning......Page 238
Encourage Collaboration Through Commitment......Page 244
All Together Now......Page 246
Additional Reading......Page 247
12 Leading a Self-Organizing Team......Page 248
Influencing Self-Organization......Page 249
Influencing Evolution......Page 256
There's More to Leadership Than Buying Pizza......Page 261
Additional Reading......Page 262
13 The Product Backlog......Page 264
Shift from Documents to Discussions......Page 265
Progressively Refine Requirements......Page 271
Learn to Start Without a Specification......Page 278
Make the Product Backlog DEEP......Page 282
Additional Reading......Page 283
14 Sprints......Page 286
Deliver Working Software Each Sprint......Page 287
Deliver Something Valuable Each Sprint......Page 291
Prepare in This Sprint for the Next......Page 295
Work Together Throughout the Sprint......Page 297
Keep Timeboxes Regular and Strict......Page 305
Don't Change the Goal......Page 308
Get Feedback, Learn, and Adapt......Page 312
Additional Reading......Page 313
15 Planning......Page 314
Progressively Refine Plans......Page 315
Don't Plan on Overtime to Salvage a Plan......Page 316
Favor Scope Changes When Possible......Page 321
Separate Estimating from Committing......Page 325
Additional Reading......Page 334
16 Quality......Page 336
Integrate Testing into the Process......Page 337
Automate at Different Levels......Page 340
Do Acceptance Test–Driven Development......Page 346
Pay Off Technical Debt......Page 349
Additional Reading......Page 352
Part IV: The Organization......Page 354
Scaling the Product Owner......Page 356
Working with a Large Product Backlog......Page 359
Proactively Manage Dependencies......Page 362
Coordinate Work Among Teams......Page 369
Scaling the Sprint Planning Meeting......Page 374
Cultivate Communities of Practice......Page 376
Scrum Does Scale......Page 381
Additional Reading......Page 382
18 Distributed Teams......Page 384
Decide How to Distribute Multiple Teams......Page 385
Create Coherence......Page 388
Get Together in Person......Page 396
Change How You Communicate......Page 401
Meetings......Page 404
Proceed with Caution......Page 415
Additional Reading......Page 416
Mixing Scrum and Sequential Development......Page 418
Governance......Page 423
Compliance......Page 425
Additional Reading......Page 431
20 Human Resources, Facilities, and the PMO......Page 434
Human Resources......Page 435
Facilities......Page 441
The Project Management Office......Page 449
Additional Reading......Page 453
Part V: Next Steps......Page 456
The Purpose of Measuring......Page 458
General-Purpose Agility Assessments......Page 459
Creating Your Own Assessment......Page 466
A Balanced Scorecard for Scrum Teams......Page 467
Should We Really Bother with This?......Page 472
Additional Reading......Page 473
22 You're Not Done Yet......Page 476
Reference List......Page 478
A......Page 494
C......Page 495
D......Page 496
G......Page 497
I......Page 498
O......Page 499
P......Page 500
S......Page 501
T......Page 503
Y-Z......Page 504

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