An Introduction to Agile
A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
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Introduction to Agile: What is Agile?
A 59 Seconds Agile Article
This article provides an ‘Introduction to Agile’ and looks to discuss what Agile is. It provides a brief introduction into the history of Agile and why Agile is important.
What is Agile Project Management?
Agile project management is an iterative approach to managing software development projects that focuses on continuous releases and incorporating customer feedback with every iteration.
The term agile was first used in 2001 when the Agile Manifesto was written, following a meeting of 17 software developers in Utah. They recognized that traditional delivery methods were not working as expected. Rigid processes were limiting delivery as well as stifling collaboration. Customers and technical leaders wanted to find a way to more effectively execute projects. Business conditions change too rapidly to wait for delivery of a 6, 9 or even 12-month project. Out of this 3-day meeting came the Agile Alliance and subsequent Agile Manifesto.
Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka were responsible for introducing the term ‘scrum‘ in the context of product development in 1986. They described their approach to product development as a method that would increase speed and flexibility.
The History of Agile
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: