Rethinking Agile
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Rethinking Agile

Empowering developers to go beyond an endless sprint.

About the Book

Agile is a technology for helping teams release features to customers more efficiently. Like all technology, efficiency is not the be-all and end-all. We must weigh its influence on human relationships and development. Technology must be evaluated, and Agile is no different.

My thesis is that Agile's strength is its greatest weakness. It promotes strong efficiency to release features, and yet, such endless sprints towards releasing features can cause fatigue. Developers need rest, and they need to be empowered to be creative.

Agile assumes that the goal of developers is to release features for a product. It is a goal, but there are many other interests for developers.

Perhaps, it is time to rethink Agile--not to throw it away, but rather to do a healthy dose of refactoring.

About the Author

Michael Mangialardi
Michael Mangialardi

Michael Mangialardi is a software developer specializing in UI development with React and fluent in UI/UX design. As a survivor of impostor syndrome, he loves to make learning technical skills digestible and practical. Formerly, he published articles, ebooks, and coding challenges under his brand "Coding Artist." Today, he looks forward to using his mature experience to give back to the web development community. He lives in beautiful, historic Virginia with his wife.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Rethinking Agile
    • Agile Ambassadors
    • The Strengths of Agile
    • The Weaknesses of Agile
  • Chapter 2: Enabling Work
  • Chapter 3: Sponsorship
  • Chapter 4: Brain Food
  • Chapter 5: Centralizing Efforts
  • Chapter 6: Brainstorming Solutions

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