Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum
This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled exp ...more
You can read the book cover to cover but depending on your background and situation you can also cherry pick the chapters you need. Each chapter is packed with handy tips ('things to try now'), typical 'objections' (and counter arguments) and clear diagrams.
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It is very recommended for a project manager rather than a developer or a team leader!
The book is focusing on only one thing "How to adapt Agile development (successfully)"! It is business oriented book, so don't expect so much for a cut through plan for agile deve ...more
If you are looking to introduce Scrum in your organisation or to improve the way it is implemented, you should read this book and keep it close at hand. If you do not already have a working knowledge of Scrum, some Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Product Owner training, say, you should get that first, and then read this book.
Often when reviewing books I condense my key findings, but this is hard in this case. The book is just too expansive, but in a good way. It is to Scrum what Code Complete...more
This book was published in 2009 (nearly ten years ago) and was one of the most authoritative works on how to adopt scrum at the time. I wanted to read it to see the context of one of the first mentions of the testing pyramid. These approaches (scrum and testing pyramid) have become the bedrock of current Dev(Sec)Ops development techniques. I rate it 3 out of 5 now because even though modern-day techniques have evolved, it is still worth ...more
I would have liked a more comprehensive list of resources to dig deeper, specially in the second part of the book regarding team work, one of the main challenges in scrum.
Summing up, this is a excellent starting point to implement scrum.
That is not the case in this book, Cohn describes the agile soft ...more
Advice for the harder stuff - how to introduce and spread Scrum, how to get people to let go of doing by design at the start of the project, how to deliver software that works by the end of each sprint, what managers do, and more.
It also shows that this book is targeted at people who are looking to migrate a company's practices over to scrum or are in the process of a transition and gives a lot of advice and techniques that the author has used to perform such transitions in the past.
I've put this back to my 'to-read' pile so I can pick it up again once I've got ...more
This book is most applicable to organisations that are just starting out with Scrum (although a basic understanding of the artifacts / roles / etc. is assumed), or are having problems adapting it. There are lots of examples for organisations of any size (including entire chapters on adapting Scrum to massive projects, dealing with non-colocated teams, etc.), although the primary focus seems to be on midsized colocated companies ( ...more
Understanding the mechanics of an agile process is just not enough. The quest of transitioning a company to agile is hard, full of mysteries, and also never ending :-).
This book is a distillation of everything Mike Cohn has learned over the years working with many many companies that are trying to become more agile.
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