An Introduction to Agile
A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
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Introduction to Agile: Why Use Agile?
A 59 Seconds Agile Article
This article provides an ‘Introduction to Agile’ and looks to discuss why you would follow the Agile Values and Principles. It provides a brief introduction into the benefits of Agile and the advantages of following the principles.
Why Use Agile?
There are many project management techniques. However, Agile Project Management increases the chances of delivering successful projects. The Agile principles promote delivering the highest business value items in small increments. Delivering incrementally enables realizing value earlier, and identifying and dealing with risks sooner.
There are various frameworks available that follow the Agile values and principles, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. The Agile Frameworks look to clearly define user roles and describe the process of organising and prioritising work for more efficient delivery of value. Frameworks are less prescriptive than methodologies, providing flexibility and versatility for additional processes, structures and tools to complement them.
The Agile Manifesto and the Four Values
A 59 Seconds Agile Video Animation
User Stories Applied
A 59 Seconds Agile Book Review
User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.
What is Agile?
A 59 Seconds Agile Infographic
Our Favourite Agile Books
We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: