Run your project Agile! - said the CTO
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Run your project Agile! - said the CTO

A book to help you with tools and tips on starting Agile projects

About the Book

You work for a company that until now has been delivering projects following a heavy process and now there is a need to start delivering in an Agile way. Your new project will be maybe one of the first pilots. You know some basics on what Agile is, the need for frequent deliveries, focus on value, self-organizing teams where people collaborate, empirical planning, etc. What now? Where do you begin with your very first Agile project? What to do to get things going and deliver fast?

I will bring you my experience from different teams that I have worked with, either as Scrum Master or Agile Coach. In this book, I will walk you through some of the tools and techniques I have used and found helpful, like Agile Project Canvas, Value Stream mapping, Story mapping, etc. You will have an opportunity to learn how to apply these tools and techniques right away to your Agile projects, with teams that are new to Agile or maybe are looking for more and better ways to deliver

About the Author

Ardita Karaj
Ardita Karaj

Ardita is a passionate Agile coach, trainer, change agent and consultant in the Toronto area. She brings more than 15 years of software development experience from different commercial and public organizations. Over the past few years her focus has been on process improvement for organizations that are adopting Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban. Working with both management and development teams, she is well known for applying Agile and Lean techniques to help identify and remove barriers in order to streamline software development efforts. She is driven in creating sustainable change and has developed techniques that focus on building teams that have a culture of continuous improvement.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Decide to invest on an idea
  • Start the project: first step on Agile planning
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Story Mapping
    • Other planning techniques
  • What about estimations? - said the PM
    • When?
    • Who?
    • How big?
    • Some other things from the PM list
  • Sprint 1 here we come!
  • Tracking, Reporting and all that jazz
  • Continuous improvement

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