Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger

Real agilists do not weigh themselves down with libraries of books, they retain their vital details convenient with them always. Jeff and Tim pack over twenty years of expertise training and doing agile into Agile in a Flash, a distinct deck of index playing cards that healthy smartly on your pocket and tack simply onto the wall. Agile in a Flash playing cards run the gamut of agile, overlaying shopper, making plans, group, and developer techniques that will help you be successful on agile tasks. you should use playing cards from the deck in lots of methods: as references, reminders, instructing instruments, and dialog items. Why no longer get units on your whole staff or organization?

This finished set of playing cards is an critical source for agile groups. The deck of Agile in a Flash playing cards teaches management, teamwork, fresh programming, agile techniques to challenge fixing, and information for training agile groups. group contributors can use the playing cards as reference fabric, ice breakers for conversations, reminders (taped to a wall or monitor), and assets of worthwhile suggestions and hard-won knowledge. The playing cards are:

Bite-sized! learn one perform or element at a time in a number of minutes.

shrewdpermanent! every one card has years of sensible event in the back of it.

transportable! playing cards healthy simply on your pocket or backpack.

An imperative instrument for any agile workforce, and essential for each agile trainer or Scrum Master.

The Agile in a Flash deck is damaged into 4 parts: making plans, workforce, coding, and agile ideas. front of every card is a brief record - a precis of the stuff you need to know and bear in mind. The again offers additional element on all of the bullet issues, and gives sage nuggets of data in response to vast expert event. Tape the playing cards for your wall, stick them in your video display, and get agile fast.

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