Tips from the trenches
Tips from the trenches
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Tips from the trenches

Last updated on 2018-09-08

About the Book

In 2001 the first book on Scrum was published. Since then thousands 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 +60 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. Foreword by Jerry Weinberg.

Today the book contains these tips :

  • 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)
  • 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)

Table of Contents

  • 1 Foreword
  • 2 Preface
  • 3 We are uncovering better ways of developing software
    • 3.1 You will never arrive at THE destination
    • 3.2 Become a continuous learner and model that..
    • 3.3 Create a high-bandwidth work environment
    • 3.4 Becoming Better through the Community
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8 Working software over comprehensive documentation
    • 8.1 Manage the shape of your backlog.
  • 9 Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • 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
  • 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 Contributors
    • 14.1 Agile Terry
    • 14.2 Aino Corry
    • 14.3 Allison Pollard
    • 14.4 Anne Gabrillagues
    • 14.5 Ardita Karaj
    • 14.6 Bas Vodde
    • 14.7 Ben Linders
    • 14.8 Bonnie Aumann
    • 14.9 Chris Mats
    • 14.10 Christopher Avery
    • 14.11 Clare Sudbery
    • 14.12 Corey Ladas
    • 14.13 Dana Pylayeva
    • 14.14 David (dude) Hussman
    • 14.15 Diana Larsen
    • 14.16 Emilie Franchomme
    • 14.17 George Dinwiddie
    • 14.18 Henrik Kniberg
    • 14.19 Jabe Bloom
    • 14.20 Jeff Patton
    • 14.21 Jem Djelal
    • 14.22 Jenni Jepsen
    • 14.23 Jerry Weinberg
    • 14.24 Jimmy Janlen
    • 14.25 Johanna Rothman
    • 14.26 Judy Rees
    • 14.27 Julie Chickering
    • 14.28 Julie Hendry
    • 14.29 Jutta Eckstein
    • 14.30 Kalpesh Shah
    • 14.31 Kamlesh Ravlani
    • 14.32 Karen Graeves
    • 14.33 Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    • 14.34 Katrina Clokie
    • 14.35 Kenji Hiranabe
    • 14.36 Kevlin Henney
    • 14.37 Linda Rising
    • 14.38 Lisa Crispin
    • 14.39 Lisette Sutherland
    • 14.40 Martine De Vos
    • 14.41 Michael Sahota
    • 14.42 Mina Boström Nakicenovic
    • 14.43 Michele Sliger
    • 14.44 Mike Cohn
    • 14.45 Nadezhda Belousova
    • 14.46 Naresh Jain, Founder ConfEngine
    • 14.47 Nele Van Beveren
    • 14.48 Nicole Belilios
    • 14.49 Oana Juncu
    • 14.50 Olaf Lewitz
    • 14.51 Ole Jepsen
    • 14.52 Phillip Gadzinski
    • 14.53 Portia Tung
    • 14.54 Rashina Hoda
    • 14.55 Ravi Kumar
    • 14.56 Rini Vansolingen
    • 14.57 Samantha Laing
    • 14.58 Shane Hastie
    • 14.59 Siddharta Govindaraj
    • 14.60 Stacia Viscardi
    • 14.61 Steven Mak
    • 14.62 Tim Ottinger
    • 14.63 Vasco Duarte
    • 14.64 Woody Zuill
    • 14.65 Yassal Sundman
    • 14.66 Yves Hanoulle
    • 14.67 Zuzi Zuzana Sochova
  • 15 Resources
  • 16 Library

About the Editor

YvesHanoulle
YvesHanoulle

The Agile community knows Yves Hanoulle from his many contributions, such as the public Agile conferences Google calendar, his Agile Thursday Quiz, the coach retreats and conferences he’s paired to organize, daily coaching questions via @Retroflections, and the Agile Games Google group, just to name a few. He promoted PairCoaching, an idea which has been adopted by many agile trainers and coaches. He’s constantly learning, and passing on what he learns as a coach and trainer to organizations large and small.

A self-identified change artist and first follower, one of Yves’ unique qualities is that he gives free lifetime support on anything he does: every client, everything he writes and presents, every workshop he leads.

Yves believes in maintaining a sustainable pace both professionally and personally. Yves has parentpair programmed an android game with his 13 year old son www.anguis.be You can learn more about Yves at http://www.hanoulle.be/yves-hanoulle/, and find him on social media as YvesHanoulle.

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