This article looks to discuss ‘What are the 12 Principles of Agile?’. Principles 11 and 12 are covered within this article, where these principles are discussed in relation to the Product owner role.
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What are the 12 Principles of Agile?: Agile Principles 11 and 12
11. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
While it is a product owner’s job to bridge the gap between the different roles within a team, this doesn’t mean they should micromanage. A great agile team is self-organizing and takes on its own direction. Having skilled and motivated team members who have decision-making power, communicate and take ownership of the project deliver quality products.
12. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
Reflection is an important part of Agile. Teams should always seek to become better and just because they have done things a certain way for a long time doesn’t mean it should continue that way. Taking time to reflect on how to become more effective helps move a project forward and a team becomes more efficient.
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What are the 12 Principles of Agile?: Agile Principles Summary
With the ever-changing environment of today’s market, a product owner can use Agile’s 12 principles to help create a product that addresses the customer’s evolving needs and balance the interests of business stakeholders and needs of the development team.
What are the 12 Principles of Agile? – Customers First
Since these principles put the customer’s needs in the forefront of development and focus on producing products in a timely, effective manner, a product owner who goes back to basics and applies these principles to development will keep customers happy while producing quality products.
User Stories Applied
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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.