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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Second Edition

by Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders on Dec 19, 2013

This pocket book contains many exercises that you can use to do retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.

InfoQ eMag: Lean Startup

by InfoQ.com on Nov 25, 2013

The Lean Startup eMag brings together a selection of popular articles, interviews and news recently published on InfoQ.com. Lean startup can be used to determine customer needs and decide which products to develop or services to provide, helping you to deliver business value to your customers.

InfoQ eMag: Team Collaboration

by InfoQ.com on Oct 14, 2013

The Team Collaboration eMag brings together a selection from the deep content that InfoQ has on the topic to provide a snapshot of what is available as well as to provide a stand-alone resource which will be of value to everyone looking to maximise productivity and collaboration in all sorts of teams, irrespective of their role in the organization.

InfoQ eMag: Application Lifecycle Management

by InfoQ.com on Oct 01, 2013

The InfoQ ALM eMag assembles a collection of popular content recently published on InfoQ.com. Learn strategies for automating your build and deployment processes, implementing a continuous integration system, and how to continuously test your mobile applications. Results from the latest InfoQ Research question also show you what ALM tools organizations are adopting today.

Scrum Checklist 2012

by Boris Gloger on Jan 14, 2013

Scrum, arguably the fastest-growing Agile methodology, is well described in the original Scrum books, which tend to be read once and put aside. Scrum is a framework with simple rules. This Scrum Checklist will help you to remember these simple rules in the heat of daily work and stress. It enable you to create an enjoyable and productive work environment with your Scrum-Team.

The Scrum Primer

by Pete Deemer, Gabrielle Benefield, Craig Larman, Bas Vodde on Dec 17, 2012

Scrum packages proven product-development concepts in a simple framework, including real, cross-functional and self-managing teams, short iterative feedback loops, and lowering cost of change. These concepts increase agility, enable earlier ROI, and reduce risk. There are many concise descriptions of Scrum available online: This primer provides the next level of detail on the practices.

Real Life Scrum

by Jesper Boeg on Dec 04, 2012

Though new Agile approaches, like “Lean startup” and Kanban, are emerging Scrum is still the most popular method used for Agile delivery and transition. "Real Life Scrum" contains the most typical problems teams and organizations encounter when adopting Agile and Scrum. It is NOT about finding THE right answer, but aims to highlight common problems, solutions and tradeoffs teams face.

Agile Transition

by Andrea Tomasini and Martin Kearns on Nov 16, 2012

Written by the agile coaches of Agile42, Agile Transition shares fundamental knowledge to support the observations & conclusions that the authors have identified within organizations transitioning to a more agile approach to work. The authors share their failures and learnings in organizations transitioning to embrace agile, and they share their experiences of what is required to succeed.

The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager

by Daniel Mezick on Oct 22, 2012

THE CULTURE GAME is a tutorial & reference for creating lasting business agility in organizations. This book provides you with specific tools & techniques to help teams (and the entire enterprise) rapidly respond to change, and describes 16 patterns of team-learning behavior, distilled from Agile software development, and provides the tools to socialize these ideas throughout your organization.

The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness

by Troels Richter on Aug 01, 2012

This mini book is for anyone struggling with a high daily workload, often juggling several projects at once. Pillars introduces you to the world of personal effectiveness and through simple steps help you get a better sense of importance, optimize your focus and improve your workflow in order to achieve more value. The tools used are a combination of Personal Kanban and The Pomodoro Technique®.

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

by Michael Sahota on Jul 25, 2012

This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure. In particular, you will learn how to use culture to work more effectively with your organization.

Priming Kanban

by Jesper Boeg on Nov 11, 2011

This mini-book offers an easy to follow 10 step guide to taking the initial plunge and start using Lean principles to optimizing value and flow in your system. Each step consists of a section explaining “why” followed by examples of specific tools, practices and rules that have helped other teams better understand and optimize their system.

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