Being Agile is your roadmap to successfully transforming your organization to an Agile culture. Veteran agile coach Mario Moreira teaches new adopters how to implement a robust Agile framework to derive from it the maximum business benefit in terms of customer value, revenue, and employee engagement.
Agile is a ubiquitous watchword in the corporate world, but only a minority of companies understand and practice what they pay lip service to. Too many content themselves with half-baked approximations such as Fragile (fragile Agile), ScrumBut (Scrum but not the practices), and Scrum Fall (mini-waterfalls in the sprints). Moreira shows maturing early adopters how to bridge the chasm between going through the motions of doing Agile and genuinely being Agile.
After a high-level synopsis of Agile's values and principles, methodologies (including Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, Leam, VFQ, and XP), and roles, Moreira plunges into the nitty-gritty of how to apply the ready, implement, coach, and hone (RICH) deployment model to all phases of a project in such a way as to embody and inculcate agile values and principles at the team level and promote agile transformation across your organization's culture.
Crossing the Agile Chasm
Business Benefits of Being Agile
Importance of Customer Engagement
Importance of Employee Engagement
Foundations of Agile
Ready, Implement, Coach, Hone (RICH) Deployment Framework
Motivations for Moving to an Agile Culture
Achieving an Agile Mindset
Evaluating Executive Support and Team Willingness
Treating Agile as a Transformation Project
Adapting to Agile Roles and Responsibilities
Evaluating Agile, Engineering, and Team Capability
Establishing Agile Measures of Success
Constructing a Scalable Agile Framework
Establishing an Agile Education Program
Creating a Customer Validation Vision
Writing User Stories and Grooming the Backlog
Working with Story Points, Velocity, and Burndowns
Constructing Done Criteria to Promote Quality
Considering Agile Tools within an ALM Framework
Implementing, Coaching, and Honing Activities
Adapting Governance and Performance Reviews
Three Case Studies in Adopting Agile
Über den Autor
Mario E. Moreira is a writer for Agile Journal and a columnist for CM Crossroads Journal. He has worked in the Configuration Management field since 1986 and in the Agile field since 1998, serving successively as Vice President of Architecture and Methods at Fidelity Investments and Senior Director for Agile and CM at CA Technologies. He is a certified ScrumMaster through Ken Schwaber (co-founder of Scrum) and a certified Scrum Professional. Moreira is the author of Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams, Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap, and Agile for Dummies.
- Getting Started
- Crossing the Agile Chasm
- Business Benefits of Being Agile
- Importance of Customer Engagement
- Importance of Employee Engagement
- Foundations of Agile
- Ready, Implement, Coach, Hone (RICH) Deployment Framework
- Motivations for Moving to an Agile Culture
- Achieving an Agile Mindset
- Evaluating Executive Support and Team Willingness
- Treating Agile as a Transformation Project
- Adapting to Agile Roles and Responsibilities
- Evaluating Agile, Engineering, and Team Capability
- Establishing Agile Measures of Success
- Constructing a Scalable Agile Framework
- Establishing an Agile Education Program
- Creating a Customer Validation Vision
- Writing User Stories and Grooming the Backlog
- Working with Story Points, Velocity, and Burndowns
- Constructing Done Criteria to Promote Quality
- Considering Agile Tools within an ALM Framework
- Implementing, Coaching, and Honing Activities
- Adapting Governance and Performance Reviews
- Three Case Studies in Adopting Agile
- This book presents an Agile adoption model and practical techniques for applying and adapting the model in a wide variety of real situations.
- Being Agile is timely because the software industry has entered a phase in which the "early majority" of the adopters of Agile is becoming ready to commit fully to Agile methods .
- A veteran ScrumMaster with decades of CM and Agile experience as an executive and as a coach provides project managers and senior managers with metrics and diagnostics for identifying incipient deviations from best Agile practices, scope drift, team-member role confusions, and top-down intrusions.