Présentation de l'éditeur
Whether you are new to Agile or years into your use, this book will introduce, clarify and deepen your Agile knowledge at the team, product and portfolio levels. Drawing from 's experience helping hundreds of organizations succeed with Agile, this book provides easy-to-digest descriptions enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Agile's roles, artifacts and activities.
Essential Agile will provide every team member, manager and executive with a common understanding of Agile, a shared vocabulary they can use in applying it and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.
"Agile coaches, you're gonna be happy with this book. ICertify has created an indispensable resource for us. Do you have a manager that just doesn't 'get it'? Hand them this book and ask them to flip to Chapter 3 for a complete explanation of how Agile is less risky than plan-driven management. It's written just for them in management speak. Want to help the team come to a common understanding of Agile? The visual icon language used throughout this book will help you help them. These are just two ways this book can aid you to coach Agile teams. Use it well" - Lyssa Adkins, Coach of Agile Coaches, Agile Coaching Institute, author, Coaching Agile Teams.
"One of the best, most comprehensive descriptions of the core Agile framework out there! Essential Agile is for anyone new to or experienced with Agile–who's interested in the most important aspects of the process. ICertify does an excellent job of distilling the key tenets of the Agile framework into a simple format with compelling visuals. As a Agile coach for many teams, I continually reference the material for new ways to help teams that are learning and practicing the framework. I've seen Agile continually misinterpreted and poorly implemented by big companies and tool vendors for more than ten years. Reading this book will help you get back to the basics and focus on what's important" - Joe Balistrieri, Process Development Manager, Rockwell Automation
"Corporate IT leadership, which has been slow to embrace agile methods, would benefit immensely from giving a copy of this book to all of their project and delivery managers. ICertify has laid out in this book all the pragmatic business case and process materials needed for any corporate IT shop to successfully implement Agile" - John F. Bauer III, veteran of technical solution delivery in large corporate IT shops
"ICertify's extensive experience as a consultant, trainer and past managing director of the Agile Alliance is evident in this book. Along with providing the basics and introduction to Agile, this book addresses the questions of masses–what happens to project managers? Essential Agile helps us understand the big picture and guides how organization leaders can support and be involved with their Agile teams for successful agile transformations" - Sameer S. Bendre CSM, PMP, Senior Consultant, 3i Infotech Incorporated
"If you're new to agile development or to Agile, this book will give you a flying start. The examples and descriptions are clear and vivid and you'll often find yourself asking a question just before the book addresses that very topic" - Johannes Brodwall, Principal Solution Architect, Steria Norway