Tips from the agile trenches
Tips from the agile trenches
for scrummasters & agile coaches
About the Book
In 2001 the first book on Scrum was published. Since delivered ousands of people have been trained in scrum & other agile ways of working. In these 17 years, many people have gathered experience working with agile teams.
This book will collect wisdom of 87 people around the world that have worked with all kind of teams. First version was published at 10 tips and then republished for every new tip arriving. It does not matter when you buy it, you will always get all tips leave your e-mail to get a warning with new publications).
Today the book contains these tips :
Foreword by Jerry Weinberg.
- You will never arrive at THE destination (Naresh Jain)
- Become a continuous learner and model that (Diana Larsen)
- Ask for permission (Michael Sahota)
- The scrum police are coming for you (or are they?) (Mike Cohn)
- Manage the shape of your backlog (Shane Hastie)
- Helping team members to solve impediments over solving impediments themselves (Ben Linders)
- Different Ideas for Defect Management (Katrina Clokie)
- Observe (Henrik Kniberg)
- Why and How to Claim Wins For Personal and Team Power(Christopher Avery)
- Know The Work (Johanna Rothman)
- Question your teams intimacy (Karthik Kamal B)
- Love your customer (Ardita Karaj)
- Are You Really Doing It? (Jutta Eckstein)
- Coaching By Listening (Yassal Sundman)
- Learning is fun but can be painful (Aino Corry)
- Facilitate learning (Clare Sudbery)
- Enable growth (Rashina Hoda)
- Create a high-bandwith work environment (Lisette Sutherland)
- Arrive with your whole heart (Samantha Laing &Karen Graeves)
- How to reduce groupthink in remote meetings (Judy Rees)
- Becoming Better through the Community (Allison Pollard)
- The evolutionary path from authority to agility (Linda Rising)
- You are an informal leader - which leadership skills do you need? (Mina Boström Nakicenovic)
- Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable (Michele Sliger)
- Stop protecting your team (Jenni & Ole Jepsen)
- Care about feedback (Emilie Franchomme)
- Bypassing Binary Thinking for Better Understanding (George Dinwiddie)
- Build Your Netwerk (Siddharta Govindaraj)
- Turn Up the Good (Woody Zuill)
- Be like a good parent (Nicole Belilos)
- Two simple heuristics that will solve (most of) the problems you face as a Scrum Master (Vasco Duarte)
- Processes should enhance people's ability to work, not prevent it. (Angela Riggs)
- Happy Storming (Chris Matts)
- Silent dotvoting (Bart Vermijlen)
- Study the agile manifesto (Yves Hanoulle)
- Retrospectives are the most valuable agile practice (Lisa Crispin)
- Collaboration (Zuzi Sochova)
- Build Systems, not Software (Corey Ladas)
- Never forget that Scrum is just as simple as chess! (Rini Van Solingen)
- Every team needs a Working Agreement (Dana Pylayeva)
- There’s no one-size-fits-all approach (Stacey Ackerman)
- Curiosity Over Judgment (Tim Ottinger)
- Improve quality of meetings (Ivo Peksens)
- Going Viral (Tom Perry)
- Zoom Out (Tobias Fors)
- Eliminate comparison and encourage progress (Hina Popal)
- Stop, Collaborate and listen (Terry Harmer)
- Effective Teams are NOT Efficient (Olaf Lewitz)
- Crafting Quality Interactions (Joanne Perold)
- Letting Go (Stacia Viscardi)
- Support the interactions between individuals (Emily Webber)
- Introverts on Agile teams, and how small changes can make a big difference (Tobias Anderberg)
- Empower team change (Heidi Helfand)
- Coaching teams: A journey of contradictions and context as a crucial driver (Ravi Kumar)
- Study how the work works (Cesario Ramos)
- Things happen in their own time(Corinna Baldauf)
- 9 Rules of thumb to improve your backlog refinement workshops (Jeff Patton)
- Working software over ... almost anything (Ron Jeffries)
- How Act Is More Important Than What You Say You Believe (Tom Cagley)
- Ownership in Agile: Purpose and collaboration (Oana Juncu)
- Since all those companies work Agile, we don’t longer receive any commitment. (Nele Van Beveren)
- Visualize more! (Jimmy Janlén)
- Holding Space for growth (Irene Kuhn)
- Craft Experiences Not Arguments (Michael (Mike) Hill )
- The value of reverie (Ilan Kirschenbaum)
- The gut feeling ordering practice( Jürgen De Smet)
- Building Client Trust (Lanette Creamer)
- Don't forget to mine for conflict (Daria Bagina)
- Where did governance go (Phil Gadzinski)
- Creating Collaborative Connective tissues (Tony Ponton)
- Technical Debt And Product Success (Roman Pichler)
- Self-Organized teams (Madhavi Ledalla)
- Forget about all the practices and focus on what you deliver (Brenda Bao)
- 1 Foreword
- 2 Preface
3 We are uncovering better ways of developing software
- 3.1 We are continuously uncovering
- 3.2 You will never arrive at THE destination
- 3.3 Become a continuous learner and model that…
- 3.4 Create a high-bandwidth work environment
- 3.5 Becoming Better through the Community
- 3.6 Turn Up the Good
- 3.7 Study the manifesto
- 3.8 Visualize More !
- 3.9 Holding Space for growth
- 3.10 Don’t forget to mine for conflict
4 by doing it
- 4.1 Observe
- 4.2 Question your teams intimacy
- 4.3 Are You Really Doing It?
- 4.4 You are an informal leader – which leadership skills do you need?
- 4.5 Be like a good parent
- 4.6 Stop, Collaborate and Listen…
- 4.7 How Act Is More Important Than What You Say You Believe
- 4.8 The value of reverie
- 4.9 Forget about all the practices and focus on what you deliver
5 and helping others do it.
- 5.1 Ask for permission
- 5.2 Helping team members to solve impediments over solving impediments themselves
- 5.3 Coaching By Listening
- 5.4 Learning is fun but can be painful
- 5.5 Silent Dotvoting
- 5.6 Retrospectives are the most valuable agile practice
- 5.7 Never forget that Scrum is just as simple as chess!
- 5.8 Zoom Out
- 5.9 Support the interactions between individuals
6 Through this work we have come to value
- 6.1 Why and How to Claim Wins For Personal and Team Power
- 6.2 Know the Work
- 6.3 How To Reduce Groupthink In remote Meetings
- 6.4 Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
- 6.5 Curiosity Over Judgment
- 6.6 Letting Go
- 6.7 Introverts on Agile teams, and how small changes can make a big difference
- 6.8 Craft Experiences Not Arguments
7 Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- 7.1 The scrum police are coming for you (or are they?)
- 7.2 Different Ideas for Defect Management
- 7.3 Facilitate Learning
- 7.4 Arrive with you whole heart
- 7.5 Care about feedback
- 7.6 Build your network
- 7.7 Processes should enhance people’s ability to work, not prevent it.
- 7.8 Happy Storming
- 7.9 Crafting quality interactions
- 7.10 9 Rules of thumb to improve your backlog refinement workshops
- 7.11 Ownership in Agile: Purpose and collaboration
- 7.12 The gut feeling ordering practice
- 7.13 Creating Collaborative Connective tissues
- 7.14 Self-Organized teams
8 Working software over comprehensive documentation
- 8.1 Manage the shape of your backlog.
- 8.2 Build Systems, not Software
- 8.3 Every team needs a Working Agreement
- 8.4 Effective Teams are NOT Efficient
- 8.5 Empower “Team Change”
- 8.6 Study how the work works
- 8.7 Working software over …. almost everything
- 8.8 Technical Debt And Product Success
9 Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- 9.1 Stop protecting your team
- 9.2 Two simple heuristics that will solve (most of) the problems you face as a Scrum Master
- 9.3 Collaboration
- 9.4 There’s no one-size-fits-all approach
- 9.5 Increase quality of meetings
- 9.6 Coaching teams: A journey of contradictions and context as a crucial driver
- 9.7 Since all those companies work Agile, we don’t longer receive any commitment.
- 9.8 Building Client Trust
10 Responding to change over following a plan
- 10.1 Love your customer
- 10.2 Enable Growth
- 10.3 The evolutionary path from authority to agility
- 10.4 Bypassing Binary Thinking for Better Understanding
- 10.5 Going Viral
- 10.6 Eliminate comparison and encourage progress
- 10.7 Things happen in their own time
- 10.8 Where did governance go?
- 10.9 “RI” Mode Sprint Planning
- 11 Principles behind the Agile Manifesto
12 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
- 12.1 Norm Kerth
- 12.2 Jean Tabaka
- 12.3 Mike Beedle
- 12.4 Jerry Weinberg
- 12.5 David Hussman
- 13 Paying It Forward
- 14.1 Aino Corry
- 14.2 Allison Pollard
- 14.3 Angela Riggs
- 14.4 Ardita Karaj
- 14.5 Bart Vermijlen
- 14.6 Ben Linders
- 14.7 Brenda Bao
- 14.8 Cesario Ramos
- 14.9 Chris Matts
- 14.10 Christopher Avery
- 14.11 Clare Sudbery
- 14.12 Corey Ladas
- 14.13 Corinna Baldauf
- 14.14 Dana Pylayeva
- 14.15 Daria Bagina
- 14.16 David (dude) Hussman
- 14.17 Diana Larsen
- 14.18 Emilie Franchomme
- 14.19 Emily Webber
- 14.20 George Dinwiddie
- 14.21 Heidi Helfand
- 14.22 Henrik Kniberg
- 14.23 Hina Popal
- 14.24 Ilan Kirschenbaum
- 14.25 Irene Kuhn
- 14.26 Ivan Darmawan
- 14.27 Ivo Peksens
- 14.28 Jeff Patton
- 14.29 Jenni Jepsen
- 14.30 Jerry Weinberg
- 14.31 Jimmy Janlén
- 14.32 Joanne Perold
- 14.33 Johanna Rothman
- 14.34 Judy Rees
- 14.35 Jürgen De Smet
- 14.36 Jutta Eckstein
- 14.37 Karen Graeves
- 14.38 Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
- 14.39 Katrina Clokie
- 14.40 Lanette Creamer
- 14.41 Linda Rising
- 14.42 Lisa Crispin
- 14.43 Lisette Sutherland
- 14.44 Madhavi Ledalla
- 14.45 Michael Sahota
- 14.46 Mina Boström Nakicenovic
- 14.47 Michele Sliger
- 14.48 Michael Hill
- 14.49 Mike Cohn
- 14.50 Naresh Jain, Founder ConfEngine
- 14.51 Nele Van Beveren
- 14.52 Nicole Belilos
- 14.53 Oana Juncu
- 14.54 Olaf Lewitz
- 14.55 Ole Jepsen
- 14.56 Phil Gadzinski
- 14.57 Rashina Hoda
- 14.58 Ravi Kumar
- 14.59 Rini Vansolingen
- 14.60 Roman Pichler
- 14.61 Ron Jeffries
- 14.62 Samantha Laing
- 14.63 Sander Hoogendoorn
- 14.64 Shane Hastie
- 14.65 Siddharta Govindaraj
- 14.66 Stacey Ackerman
- 14.67 Stacia Viscardi
- 14.68 Tom Cagley
- 14.69 Tim Ottinger
- 14.70 Tobias Anderberg
- 14.71 Tobias Fors
- 14.72 Tom Perry
- 14.73 Tony Ponton
- 14.74 Terry Harmer
- 14.75 Vasco Duarte
- 14.76 Woody Zuill
- 14.77 Yassal Sundman
- 14.78 Yves Hanoulle
- 14.79 Zuzi Zuzana Sochova
- 15 Resources
- 16 Library
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