A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
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A 59 Seconds Agile Article
This article provides an ‘Introduction to Scrum Projects’ and looks to discuss the metrics used for measuring project progress.
Working Software: the Primary Measure of Progress. In agile, “the primary measure of progress is working software”. The beauty of agile methods is that its measure of progress is focused on delivering working software, of high business value to customers early and often.
Why is this so?
“Working software is the measure of progress because there’s no other way of capturing the subtleties of the requirements. Documents and diagrams are too abstract to let the user ‘kick the tires”. Meaning, having the user confirm that the product works will enable the project team to know that the requirements agreed are properly done, or make any changes to meet the needs of the customers.
The Agile Development Frameworks
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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.
The Agile Frameworks
A 59 Seconds Agile Infographic
Our Favourite Agile Books
We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: