About the Book
Agile emphasizes to establish teams and give them whatever they need to do their work. This book on impediments explores how teams can effectively deal with the problems that will happen in their daily work. In agile these problems are called impediments: anything that slows down a team and needs to be dealt with. Agile teams need to be able to handle impediments.
This is the first book specifically about dealing with impediments using agile thinking and practices. In this book, I explain why dealing with impediments matters and provide a process to deal effectively with impediments. I'm also sharing experience stories from my practice as a team member, Scrum master, consultant, coach, adviser, and trainer.
The book is based on my experience as a developer, tester, team leader, project manager, quality manager, process manager, consultant, coach, trainer, and adviser in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement. It dives into problem solving and impediments, viewing them from different perspectives and provides ideas, suggestions, practices, and experiences that will help you to become more effective in dealing with impediments.
I'm aiming this book at agile teams, Scrum masters, agile coaches, consultants, developers and testers, project managers, line managers, and CxOs; basically for anyone who is looking for an effective way to handle impediments or support people in doing that.
The full package includes two successful Agile Coaching Tools:
- The Impediment Coaching Cards: For coaches, teams, and organizations to improve impediment handling skills.
- The Impediment Board Game: Learn how to recognize impediments and explore ways for dealing with them by playing this game.
About the Author
Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives, What Drives Quality and Continuous Improvement. Creator of the Agile Self-assessment Game.
As an adviser, coach and trainer he helps organizations with deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers.
Ben is a well-known speaker and author; he’s much respected for sharing his experiences and helping others share theirs. His books and games have been translated into more than 12 languages and are used by professionals in teams and organizations all around the world.
Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean, and Quality, and a well known speaker and author. He shares his experiences in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Culture and Methods at InfoQ, and as an expert in communities like Computable, Quora, DZone, and TechTarget. Follow him on twitter: @BenLinders.
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