To lead change, you need to expand your toolkit, and this book gives you the tools you need to make the transition from agile practitioner to agile coach. Agile Coaching is all about working with people to create great agile teams. You´ll learn how to build a team that produces great software and has fun doing it. In the process, you´ll grow a team that´s self-sufficient and skillful. This book provides you with deeper knowledge of how agile practices work and how to inspire your team to improve. Discover how to coach your team through the agile lifecycle, from planning to writing software. Learn the secrets of running effective agile meetings and how to get your team following a consistent approach to creating software. You´ll find chapters dedicated to introducing Test-Driven Development, designing Retrospectives, and making progress visible.Find out what works and what to avoid when introducing agile practices to your team. Throughout the book the authors share their personal coaching stories from experience with real teams, giving you insights into what works and what to avoid. Each chapter also covers hurdles that you and your team may face and what to do to clear them.
Dieses Buch zeigt, wie Sie erfolgreich agile Teams bilden und führen. Sie werden lernen, wie agile Vorgehensweisen funktionieren, wie Sie Ihr Team inspirieren und verbessern können und wie Sie es optimal durch den kompletten agilen Lebenszyklus begleiten - von der Projektplanung bis zum Entwickeln der Software. Sie erfahren darüber hinaus, was Sie vermeiden sollten, wenn Sie agile Vorgehensweisen in Ihrem Team einführen wollen und welche Wege effektiv zum Ziel führen. Am Ende jeden Kapitels finden Sie eine Checkliste typischer Hürden mit praktischen Tipps, wie Sie diese erfolgreich meistern können. Aus dem Inhalt: Was macht ein agiler Coach? Mit Menschen arbeiten Den Wandel einleiten Ein agiles Team aufbauen Das tägliche Standup Meeting Der Lebenszyklus einer User Story Vorausplanen Das Teamboard Fertig werden Die Entwicklung mit Tests unterstützen Sauberer Code Ergebnisse vorstellen Änderungen mit Retrospektiven unterstützen Entwickeln Sie sich
Everything You Need to Know and Do to Coach Your Agile Project Team to Success! As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile development, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence. More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. However, the role of coach is a challenging one that often doesn´t exist in traditional application development. Migrating from ´´command and control´´ to agile coaching requires new skills and a whole new mindset. In Coaching Agile Teams, leading agile coach Lyssa Adkins helps you master both so you can guide your agile teams to extraordinary performance. This practical book is packed with ideas, best practices, and checklists you can start using immediately. All of it reflects Adkins´s own hard-won experience transitioning to agile coaching from traditional, large-scale project management, including the remarkable lessons she´s learned from the teams she´s worked with. You´ll gain deep insight into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn´t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from the fields of professional coaching and mentoring. Coverage includes * Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach * Mastering all of the agile coach´s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach * Moving from agile team member or project leader to coach * Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge * Coordinating collaboration * Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes * Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth * Operating in failure, recovery, and success modes * Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey Whether you´re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?
Scrum ist ein sehr einfaches Framework für die agile Softwareentwicklung, dennoch ist es mitunter schwer einzuführen. Die Praxis hat gezeigt, dass Unternehmen, die Scrum in ihren Entwicklungsabteilungen umsetzen wollen, immer wieder vor den selben Herausforderungen stehen. Dieses Buch gibt zunächst eine ausreichend kurz gefasste Einführung und beschreibt das Wesen von Scrum, beschränkt auf den Kern. Basierend auf mehrjährigen Coaching- und Trainingserfahrungen gibt Andreas Wintersteiger eine Starthilfe, um einfach mal loslegen zu können. Dabei werden jene Gesichtspunkte nicht vernachlässigt, auf die es ankommt, um mit Scrum erfolgreich zu werden. Neben Hinweisen auf gute und etablierte Praktiken gibt das Buch auch Antworten auf häufig gestellte Fragen. Die kompakte Form wurde absichtlich gewählt, um auch mit wenig Zeitaufwand die relevanten Informationen für einen Start mit Scrum zu erfassen, zum Beispiel an einem Wochenende. Das Buch zeigt damit nicht die gesamte Welt von Scrum auf, sondern vermittelt, gemäß den agilen Prinzipen, den kleinsten gemeinsamen Nenner an Wissen und Hinweisen, um mit Scrum zu starten. Das erfolgreiche Buch liegt in der zweiten aktualisierten und erweiterten Auflage vor.
Real agilists don´t weigh themselves down with libraries of books, they keep their important information handy with them at all times. Jeff and Tim pack over two decades of experience coaching and doing agile into Agile in a Flash, a unique deck of index cards that fit neatly in your pocket and tack easily onto the wall. Agile in a Flash cards run the gamut of agile, covering customer, planning, team, and developer concepts to help you succeed on agile projects. You can use cards from the deck in many ways: as references, reminders, teaching tools, and conversation pieces. Why not get sets for your entire team or organization? This comprehensive set of cards is an indispensable resource for agile teams. The deck of Agile in a Flash cards teaches leadership, teamwork, clean programming, agile approaches to problem solving, and tips for coaching agile teams. Team members can use the cards as reference material, ice breakers for conversations, reminders (taped to a wall or monitor), and sources of useful tips and hard-won wisdom. The cards are: Bite-sized! Read one practice or aspect at a time in a couple of minutes. Smart! Each card has years of practical experience behind it. Portable! Cards fit easily in your pocket or backpack. An indispensable tool for any agile team, and a must-have for every agile coach or Scrum Master. The Agile in a Flash deck is broken into four areas: planning, team, coding, and agile concepts. The front of each card is a quick list - a summary of the things you want to know and remember. The back provides further detail on each of the bullet points, and offers sage nuggets of knowledge based on extensive professional experience. Tape the cards to your wall, stick them on your monitor, and get agile fast.
´´As Agile methods have entered the mainstream, we´ve learned a lot about how the testing discipline fits into Agile projects. Lisa and Janet give us a solid look at what to do, and what to avoid, in Agile testing.´´ -Ron Jeffries, www.XProgramming.com ´´An excellent introduction to agile and how it affects the software test community!´´ -Gerard Meszaros, Agile Practice Lead and Chief Test Strategist at Solution Frameworks, Inc., an agile coaching and lean software development consultancy ´´In sports and music, people know the importance of practicing technique until it becomes a part of the way they do things. This book is about some of the most fundamental techniques in software development-how to build quality into code-techniques that should become second nature to every development team. The book provides both broad and in-depth coverage of how to move testing to the front of the development process, along with a liberal sprinkling of real-life examples that bring the book to life.´´ -Mary Poppendieck, Author of Lean Software Development and Implementing Lean Software Development ´´Refreshingly pragmatic. Chock-full of wisdom. Absent of dogma. This book is a gamechanger. Every software professional should read it.´´ -Uncle Bob Martin, Object Mentor, Inc. ´´With Agile Testing , Lisa and Janet have used their holistic sensibility of testing to describe a culture shift for testers and teams willing to elevate their test effectiveness. The combination of real-life project experiences and specific techniques provide an excellent way to learn and adapt to continually changing project needs.´´ -Adam Geras, M.Sc. Developer-Tester, Ideaca Knowledge Services ´´On Agile projects, everyone seems to ask, ´But, what about testing?´ Is it the development team´s responsibility entirely, the testing team, or a collaborative effort between developers and testers? Or, ´How much testing should we automate?´ Lisa and Janet have written a book that finally answers these types of questions and more! Whether you´re a tester, developer, or manager, you´ll learn many great examples and stories from the real-world work experiences they´ve shared in this excellent book.´´ -Paul Duvall, CTO of Stelligent and co-author of Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk ´´Finally a book for testers on Agile teams that acknowledges there is not just one right way! Agile Testing provides comprehensive coverage of the issues testers face when they move to Agile: from tools and metrics to roles and process. Illustrated with numerous stories and examples from many contributors, it gives a clear picture of what successful Agile testers are doing today.´´ -Bret Pettichord, Chief Technical Officer of WatirCraft and Lead Developer of Watir Testing is a key component of agile development. The widespread adoption of agile methods has brought the need for effective testing into the limelight, and agile projects have transformed the role of testers. Much of a tester´s function, however, remains largely misunderstood. What is the true role of a tester? Do agile teams actually need members with QA backgrounds? What does it really mean to be an ´´agile tester?´´ Two of the industry´s most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions and many others. In Agile Testing, Crispin and Gregory define agile testing and illustrate the tester´s role with examples from real agile teams. They teach you how to use the agile testing quadrants to identify what testing is needed, who should do it, and what tools might help. The book chronicles an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester and explains the seven key success factors of agile testing. Readers will come away from this book understanding How to get testers engaged in agile development Where testers and QA managers fit on an agile team What to look for when hiring an agile tester How to transition from a traditional cycle to agile development How to complete testing activities in short iterations How to use tests to successfully guide development How to overcome barriers to test automation This book is a must for agile testers, agile teams, their managers, and their customers. Product Description Te>Two of the industry?s most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive
The authors are renowned experts on the topic of testing in agile environments. They have remained very active and accessible in both the agile and testing communities since the publication of their first book. This shorter book supplements the lessons of its predecessor, and provides even more practical advice on how to successfully implement and manage a testing program in an agile setting. The book further defines agile testing and illustrates the tester?s role with contemporary examples from real agile teams. This book is another must for agile testers, agile teams, their managers, and their customers. Product Description Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing . Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they?ve learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about. Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You?ll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices. You?ll come away understanding ? How to clarify testing activities within the team ? Ways to collaborate with business experts to identify valuable features and deliver the right capabilities ? How to design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance ? How agile team members can improve and expand their testing skills ? How to plan ?just enough,? balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system ? How to use testing to identify and mitigate risks associated with your current agile processes and to prevent defects ? How to address challenges within your product or organizational context ? How to perform exploratory testing using ?personas? and ?tours? ? Exploratory testing approaches that engage the whole team, using test charters with session- and thread-based techniques ? How to bring new agile testers up to speed quickly?without overwhelming them The eBook edition of More Agile Testing also is available as part of a two-eBook collection, The Agile Testing Collection (9780134190624). Features + Benefits Codifies the latest thinking on testing for agile projects and builds upon the feedback received from the authors´ previous book Readers will come away from this book understanding how to get testers engaged in the agile development process Shows where testers and QA managers fit into the equation, and how the development and testing teams can work hand-in-hand on an agile project Another addition to the highly successful Mike Cohn Signature Series Foreword by Elisabeth Hendrickson xvii Foreword by Johanna Rothman xix Preface xxi Acknowledgments xxix About the Authors xxxiii About the Contributors xxxv Part I: Introduction 1 Chapter 1: How Agile Testing Has Evolved 3 Summary 6 Chapter 2: The Importance of Organizational Culture 7 Investing Time 8 The Importance of a Learning Culture 12 Fostering a Learning Culture 13 Transparency and Feedback Loops 15 Educating the Organization 17 Managing Testers 19 Summary 20 Part II: Learning for Better Testing 21 Chapter 3: Roles and Competencies 23 Competencies versus Roles 24 T-Shaped Skill Set 28 Generalizing Specialists 33 Hiring the Right People 36 Onboarding Testers 37 Summary 39 Chapter 4: Thinking Skills for Testing 41 Facilitating 42 Solving Problems 43 Giving and Receiving Feedback 45 Learning the Business Domain 46 Coaching and Listening Skills 48 Thinking Differently 49 Organizing 51 Collaborating 52 Summary 53 Chapter 5: Technical Awareness 55 Guiding Development with Examples 55 Automation and Coding Skills 56 General Technical Skills 59 Development Environments 59 Test Environments 60 Continuous Integration and Source Code Control Systems 62 Testing Quality Attributes 65 Test Design Techniques 67 Summary 67 Chapter 6: How to Learn 69 Learning Styles 69 Learning Resources 72 Time for Learning 77 Helping Others Learn 79 Summary 83 Part III: Planning?So You Don?t Forget the Big Picture 85 Chapter 7: Levels of Precision for Planning 87 Different Points of View 87 Planning for Regression Testing 97 Visualize What
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