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
We’ve talked a lot about the scrum team: the people who are developing the product. Documentation is only as important as the use the team can make of it.
Within the team itself, it’s necessary to have a product owner, who helps execute the project vision; a scrum master, who ensures that the scrum standards are upheld and distractions are minimized; and a development team, who build the product.
Choosing the right scrum master will help to facilitate the success of the project. By following the four selection criteria, you can ensure the right choice. The criteria are problem-solving skills, availability, commitment to the project, and a servant leadership style.
The stakeholders aren’t necessarily part of the team that develops the product, but they are a necessary part of the process. They can be both internal and external. Internal stakeholders are from within the company, such as the management, who can share the company’s expectations of the project with the team.
External stakeholders are the customers and users of the product. They determine if the product is going in the right direction. The project is only considered a success when the stakeholders are happy with the outcome.
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: