Becoming Agile: In an Imperfect World
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Becoming Agile: In an Imperfect World

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Many books discuss Agile from a theoretical or academic perspective. Becoming Agile takes a different approach and focuses on explaining Agile from a case-study perspective. Agile principles are discussed, explained, and then demonstrated in the context of a case study that flows throughout the book. The case study is based on a mixture of the author's real-world experienc...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Manning Publications (first published December 15th 2008)
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Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike CohnPMI-ACP® Exam Prep, Premier Edition by Mike GriffithsLean-Agile Software Development by Alan ShallowayThe Art of Agile Development by James ShoreBecoming Agile by Greg       Smith
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Ben Linders
Great book on how to introduce agile practices into organisations. The book breathes agile, as it uses agile to become more agile. It supports using agile techniques to continuously improve your organisation, and deliver more value to customers.

I would recommend to anybody who is interested in applying agile, and who dares to eat his/her own dogfood by using agile techniques to become more agile.
Greg Cohoon
I read this book because I recently started a new job that uses Agile, and I wanted to come up to speed with the methodology as quickly as possible. Coming from a development background focused on variations of the waterfall method, this book was a good introduction to using Agile in real-world situations.

Instead of a book of theory, this book presents a fictional case study of a team moving to Agile processes. I liked how by doing that, the book shows how to bring Agile processes to a team in a...more
Mike Aragona
Anyone looking to implement Agile within their organization could do worse than turning to this book for help. It has a solid plan and walks you through the many possible pitfalls to avoid while giving you the information you need to implement using best practices that will "stick".[return][return]I particularly enjoyed the approach of Adapting what exists with what already works for you - which is somewhat against what too many purists are preaching. I also believe in the adapting process since...more
Eduardo
Interesting read that shows one step at a time, how can we make the transition from traditional methodologies - or software developments without any methodology at all - to agile. The book is very focused on Scrum and Extreme Programming, basing its examples on the case study consisting of the fictitious company "Acme Media". Leaving out some minor quirks, I highly recommend this book for the exposed content, and the ease with which certain concepts are explained; whereas other publications desc...more
Andrew Doran
Brilliant book. I have a feeling that I am going to keep this within easy reach for some time to come and it may end up being one of those rare books that I re-read. Takes agile concepts and makes them practical. I feel like I can now see a way forward as to how we make a start on becoming agile within my department and will be putting this into practice over the next few months.
gramakri
Highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to transition from the traditional way of software engineering to a more agile way.
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