By Ken Howard
“In my opinion, this is often the instruction manual for Agile groups. i've been wishing for this e-book due to the fact we applied Agile numerous years in the past. in lots of Agile technique books, the group element of Agile has been glossed over in desire of the technical elements; this ebook is a welcome change.” --Sarah Edrie, Director of caliber Engineering, Harvard company tuition “Cloud Computing, disbursed structure, attempt pushed Development...these are uncomplicated to grasp in comparison to construction an agile, effective, and top-performing staff. the trail from expert developer/tester to winning supervisor, group chief, and past is now extra simply possible with the insights, wisdom, and suggestions supplied through Ken Howard and Barry Rogers in contributors and Interactions: An Agile Guide.” --R.L. Bogetti, www.RLBogetti.com, Lead approach dressmaker, Baxter Healthcare “This e-book offers exceptional perception on how members act and relate as a workforce. Ken and Barry provide nice examples and workouts to aid the reader comprehend behaviors of every person and use this information to accomplish greater as a team.” --Lisa Shoop, Director Product improvement, Sabre-Holdings “Individuals and Interactions is a masterfully crafted must-read for someone who's fascinated about realizing and using the human-centered values of Agile improvement. it really is like Patrick Lencioni meets the Poppendiecks to write down ‘Agile throughout the Looking-Glass.’ the following the ‘Looking-Glass’ is the robust DISC framework, and we see it used to permit diverse type of TDD (Team-Driven improvement) by utilizing tales, examples, types, and guidance.” --Brad Appleton, Agile coach/consultant in a Fortune a hundred telecom corporation; coauthor of software program Configuration administration styles “This ebook is vital interpreting for any engineering group that’s excited about Agile improvement. Its chapters on workforce dynamics and improvement lay the root for studying all the components that let a group to remodel itself into an Agile luck story.” --Bernard Farrell, advisor software program Engineer at EMC company nice emphasis is usually put on the “mechanics” of agile development--its approaches and instruments. It’s effortless to put out of your mind that the Agile Manifesto values contributors and interactions prior to methods and instruments. you could achieve robust advantages by means of refocusing at the humans part of agile improvement. This e-book will express you ways. It’s your useful user’s consultant to fixing the issues agile groups come upon, filled with tales, top practices, workouts, and information you possibly can use. step-by-step, you’ll tips on how to get groups to actually paintings as groups, no longer as disconnected participants. alongside the way in which, you’ll locate profoundly reasonable suggestion on verbal exchange, motivation, collaboration, swap, team dynamics, and masses extra. no matter if you're an agile undertaking supervisor, ScrumMaster, product proprietor, developer, coach, or advisor, this publication can assist you're making your agile surroundings extra effective, better, and extra individually gratifying.
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