Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban

Andrew Stellman Jennifer Greene


Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban

Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban

  • Title: Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
  • Author: Andrew Stellman Jennifer Greene
  • ISBN: 9781449331924
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback



Agile revolutionized the way people think about developing software, but there are literally dozens of ways that you can go agile While one team may find a particular agile practice easy to use, another team may find the same practice devilishly difficult This book demystifies agile methodologies why they re designed the way they are, what problems they address, and tAgile revolutionized the way people think about developing software, but there are literally dozens of ways that you can go agile While one team may find a particular agile practice easy to use, another team may find the same practice devilishly difficult This book demystifies agile methodologies why they re designed the way they are, what problems they address, and the values, principles, and ideas they embody.Learning Agile helps you recognize the principles that apply to development problems specific to your team, company, and projects You ll discover how to use that information to guide your choice of methodologies and practices.With this book you ll learn Values that effective software teams possessThe methodologies that embody those valuesThe practices that make up those methodologiesAnd principles that help you bring those values, methodologies, and practices to your team and your company


Recent Comments "Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban"

В ситуации, когда в компании уже в каком-то виде присутствуют гибкие методологии, Agile очень часто отождествляют со скрамом. Эта книжка очень подробно рассказывает, что полагаться исключительно на скрам в деле внедрения гибких подходов нельзя. Если вы оказались в очаге agile-р [...]

“Learning Agile” was an awesome book. It introduces Scrum, XP, lean and kanban nicely with good examples an narratives. This was not your serious “animal series” O'Reilly book. In addition to numerous cartoons and diagrams, I even spotted a Head First style image and two xkcd comics.What's called Chapter 1 introduces agile followed by what would traditionally be the introduction.Interesting seeing those two reversed. It works though as it shows the points of view of different readers. I [...]

I already have some experience with agility, but this book added some value to me.I liked the following topics/ideas:- The importance of agile values, and principles in achieving astonished results- We can still see agile "better-than-nothing" results if we follow practices only without having the mindset behind them- Coaching tips everywhere in the book- Kanban methods for process improvement- The authors story-telling style of writingI think the book will deserve 5 stars if it contains a secti [...]

Read about half of it, selectively. Good stuff.

In the last 10 years, Agile & associated practices have risen from obscurity to dominate how many businesses manage work. Though written in the early days of Agile, this book gives a thorough explanation of its concepts. Due credit is given in the book to other approaches, and this matters because many companies implement a blend of concepts for their particular workflow. Just after a theoretical concept is covered, there's a mock-runthrough featuring a recurring cast. They show the pure fol [...]

For me it was a well-structured overview of Agile. You can learn things from it whether you are just trying to see what Scrum and XP are all about or you already have some knowledge about that and want to help your team get "better-than-not-doing-it results". A good number of external pointers can help you get even more information, should you want to dig deeper. This book helped me fill some gaps and made me think more about my company's current process. Definitely worth the read :)

I think it was a very good introduction to Agile and the most common methodologies, and also made a good case for going Agile in the workplace. It also points the reader to additional resources for further learning.

Learning Agile covers every framework that falls underneath the Agile umbrella. Very insightful and informative!

Being a first book on Agile development, I found it to be quite interesting. Definitely recommended.

Simply excellentHonestly, I thought I knew Scrum. Had vague ideas about XP. Turns out I knew the practices but not the values that let you know when you've implemented them properly. The book covers all of that very well - and common pitfalls when you don't implement properly! Highly recommended.Only exception was the Lean area. Simultaneously felt repetitive yet shallow. I have sympathy - it's a tough subject. What I did like was that the Kanban section did an excellent job of relating human-or [...]

This book gives you an overview of all the agile concepts.I think the most important keyword of this book is MINDSET. It uses a lot of narratives as well as FAQs to show you that agile mindset is much important than agile practices. Without agile mindset, a daily scrum will be as same as a normal ritual, XP will never work because programmers treat unit test as a burden. you can only receive Better-Than-Not-Doing-It results.Here're some other important keywords mentioned in this book which impre [...]

An excellent distillation of a broad but thoughtfully-curated selection of Agile topics and methodologies. I thought the authors did a particularly good job of interleaving different approaches to the subject matter, and were more careful in their use of repetition to reinforce key points and/or similarities across methodologies than other books I've read on similar subjects. Feels like a very useful reference manual in addition to being an interesting read through.

Excellent explanation of agile concepts and an effective way for teams to learn them.

Every programmer that works with at least 2 other programmers should have to read this book.

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One of the best book for introduction to agile project management

Great book on agile software development, though maybe the authors should have done one final iteration on the last couple of chapters. The stringent format with a "use case" deteriorates.


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