Why do some companies excel with agile and others see virtually no improvement? The difference is culture and an understanding that agile is a framework for deep cultural change instead of a process or set of practices to increase efficiency. Why Agile Works: The Values Behind the Results focuses on why and how agile works and where agile should take organizations in terms of values.
This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year’s time.
Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach Jim York says: Scrum is Simple. Doing Scrum is Hard. One more thing remains certain: you will never become better at doing Scrum (or any Agile method) without practicing. So what are you waiting for? Just go and do it!
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.
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.