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Agile Work Cheatsheets Posted

| by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on Jul 14, 2006. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |
Scrum Trainer Mishkin Berteig of AgileAdvice.com has updated his useful one-page cheatsheets to help teams and leaders in this inspect-adapt approach to process improvement.  The new versions cover many aspects of Agile teamwork and management.  Berteig also uses Agile with non-software teams, so his cheatsheets focus on teamwork and process, and contain no software terminology at all!  The cheat sheets are:
  • Agile Work Cheat Sheet
  • Cheat Sheet for Agile Work Process Factilitators
  • Cheat Sheet for Agile Work Retrospectives
Although Agile work can be summarized quickly, practitioners know that the challenges are endless.  The work of software itself requires application and discipline. In addition, the Agile empirical approach to process requires constant attention to many factors: individuals, teamwork, customers, management, space, tools, information flow. 

This empirical approach takes place on many scales, wherever expectations are set before the work is done and verified after it is done; summed up by Berteig as "Test Everything".  Test-Driven Design (TDD) applies it at the atomic level of unit-tests, daily status meetings apply it on work-day cycle, iteration and project retrospectives keep teams on track, and management tests align project participants and lets the team knows their success criteria.   These rhythms are a key aspect of the Agile approach.

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Cool! by Mishkin Berteig

Thanks for featuring my stuff on the front page!

I'm very interested in feedback people might have. These cheatsheets assume some prior knowledge of agile methods (such as Scrum, XP, Lean, etc.) so I'm not trying to cram _everything_ onto a single page. But if you notice any glaring errors, omissions, or malapropisms, please let me know!

More Cheatsheets about/related to agile: by Mishkin Berteig

Stuff other people have done:

Scrum: www.contrado.com.au/images/src.gif
TDD: www.testdriven.com/files/doshi/TDDRhythmReferen...
"Smells to Refactorings": www.industriallogic.com/papers/smellstorefactor... (2pages)
Extreme Programming: www.jera.com/techinfo/xphandout.pdf
30 Technical Cheat Sheets: www.petefreitag.com/item/455.cfm

I wish there were more out there about agile specifically! Anyone want to collaborate on more?

Re: More Cheatsheets about/related to agile: by Geoffrey Wiseman

In the spirit of full disclosure, wouldn't hurt to point out that Deb is listed as a consultant on the Berteig Consulting website.

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