Broken Agile: Second Edition by Tim J. Brizard

By Tim J. Brizard

This short ebook comprises tales from years of genuine global event on Agile groups and tasks. It comprises either solid and undesirable examples of ways Agile may be followed. The tales in each one bankruptcy are either academic and will even be pleasing. every one bankruptcy specializes in particular Agile values and rules. The tales in each one bankruptcy are used to demonstrate how Agile values and rules are often misunderstood or utilized on Agile groups and tasks. In damaged Agile, moment version, you are going to learn how Agile is utilized in the genuine global and the results of negative diversifications of the Agile software program improvement technique. additionally, you will learn examples of the way a few businesses were winning in adopting Agile. The target is to percentage tales that may support Agile groups of their trip to undertake Agile software program development.

What you will Learn
  • What are sturdy and undesirable examples of the way Agile may be adopted
  • What are a few particular Agile values and principles
  • How a few of these are misunderstood or utilized - competently or incorrectly
  • How Agile is utilized in the true world 
  • What are the implications of negative variations of the Agile software program methodology
  • What are examples of the way a few businesses were profitable in adopting Agile
Audience
This ebook is for knowledgeable software program builders of their trip to undertake Agile software program improvement. it's very priceless for these contemplating implementation of Agile processes.

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Use Sprint 0 or Spikes to talk with these teams and find out what they have that can be leveraged based on your platform needs. Story 2: Rigid Rules Sometimes even the best of intentions can lead to very bad results. I saw an example of this on an Agile project where the architecture team put in place the quality gates for the client, which was on a LAMP stack. One of the mandates was that all PHP code had to have code coverage. That sounds great on the surface. But there were a few issues: (1) the web developers were not used to writing unit tests and (2) the code coverage number was a blanket number and did not take into account complexity, maintainability, or if the tests actually achieved anything.

Not surprisingly, after about a year in Production there was talk of doing major rewrites of portions of the application. As you might imagine, the morale of the developers was not that great after the practice of mandating Sprint commitments began. It is only empirical, but I would say productivity did go down. Every project has deadlines, and that is not going away. But if you tell teams that you are adopting Scrum and that they can have a better work-life balance by using velocity as a measure, then live up to that promise.

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