An Introduction to Agile
A 59 Seconds Agile Training Video
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Initiating an Agile Project For Developers
A 59 Seconds Agile Article
This article provides a discussion on ‘Initiating an Agile Project’ and looks to discuss what Agile is and the processes involved when starting an Agile project.
Initiating an Agile Project
Once your team irons out your project vision with the stakeholders, it’s time to start translating the overall picture into do-able tasks. Together, your team starts developing epics in order to understand further how the product will be used by the customers.
An epic is a large body of work with a concise description. The epics are a tool that the product owner can use to prioritize related tasks in the product backlog. Epics describe in broad strokes what users want to accomplish with the product.
Your team also creates personas to help them visualize this. A persona is a representation of a particular user of the product. It describes the user of the product such that the scrum team can visualize who they are building the product for.
Initiating an Agile Project:
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: