About the Book
"128 Agile Dad Jokes - The Silliest Inspirational Book on Agile" is more than just a collection of jokes (and insane explanations based mainly on LinkedIn folk wisdom). It's an exploration of Agile through the lens of humor. Agile can sometimes seem intimidating or overly complex, especially to those new to its principles and methods. This book takes those complex ideas and breaks them down into easily digestible, laugh-out-loud moments, ensuring you'll remember them long after you've put the book down.
The Agile approach, in its most popular (and, by far, the easiest to fake) version, is about adapting to change, creating value, and making progress in small, manageable steps. Each of these jokes is an embodiment of these principles, offering a lighthearted yet poignant commentary on various Agile aspects. You'll encounter jokes about everything from backlogs to burndown charts, and stand-up meetings to sprint planning. Our jokes span the entire Agile universe, making this book a comprehensive, albeit unconventional, guide to the Agile world.
(Yes, I also mention the most abused of metrics - velocity.)
Whether you're an Agile practitioner looking for a fun way to reinforce your knowledge, a team leader wanting to inject some humor into your meetings, or a newcomer wanting to understand the essence of Agile, this book is for you. "128 Agile Dad Jokes" will make you laugh, think, and appreciate the Agile(-ish) processes in a way you never expected. It's a fun-filled tour de force that encapsulates the Agile spirit in a genuinely unique and delightful way.
Get ready to transform your Agile journey with laughter and wisdom combined.
About the Author
You could say I’m into IT for three decades – that is, if geek kid pushing BASIC code into his Atari counts.
I struggled when choosing college, so I needed to make a wise choice. I flipped a coin and ended up being programmer. Then manager. Then the Agile began and (following achieving mastery over two days of training) I became the worst Scrum Master I’ve ever seen. Then (hopefully) a somewhat better Product Owner. Then Agile Coach.
Now I run a small strategic consulting agency, focused on actual business outcomes, not means to an end.
I’m an introvert, yet I love to go on stage and boldly challenge all the misconceptions, myths, and legends that arose around Agile on numerous conferences.
I’m a philosopher of stoicism and essentialism. By pure coincidence (or not), these two streams of thought actually combine to create what I mean by Agile.
I lived in nineteen different places, before deciding to settle in Gdynia, Poland. For now.
As a passionate petrol-head, I believe jogging to be reserved for lunatics only – which explains why you can see me jogging a few early mornings each week.