Agile Coaching 1st Edition
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About the Author
Rachel Davies provides expert coaching to teams in Agile software development techniques, such as Test-Driven Development and planning with User Stories. She has been working with Agile teams using XP and Scrum since 2000. Rachel is internationally recognized in the agile community, a frequent presenter at industry conferences worldwide, and a director of Agile Alliance.
Liz Sedley is an Agile Coach and .Net Developer working in London, UK. She has fifteen years industry experience, mostly as a C++ / C# developer. Liz has spent the last four years enabling companies to be more Agile.
- Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1st edition (September 22, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 250 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1934356433
- ISBN-13 : 978-1934356432
- Item Weight : 13.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #737,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a model of concise, clear writing. It's packed with information in the form of narrative, bullet points, graphics, photos, stories of real teams and projects, exercises, tips and examples. The authors have been walking their talk for a long time, so you can feel confident about following their advice. Their flair for language makes the book fun to read. It could be a quick read, except you'll find yourself stopping to reflect on your own experiences, and thinking about how you could apply the technique you just read about on your own team. Each chapter includes hurdles you may face, and a checklist summarizing action items for you, the reader.
I particularly enjoyed the little vignettes with dialog from a typical team illustrating topics such as "Not Quite Done Yet" and "Getting Ready to Demo". The authors have insight into all aspects of coding, testing, and managing software teams. You'll find advice you might not expect in a software-related book, such as "Be kind to yourself". The focus on people and teams will make you a better person and team member.
Then after a few weeks I decided to give it a read.
If you are starting out as an agile coach this book is a must read! I could relate to nearly everything they had to say. The book is an easy read, it isn't to long but covers a lot of topics at a high level with practical advice.
Thank you ladies!