Creating a High-Performance Agile Team
Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools’ introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward fairly efficient execution. However, these teams are quite often simply going through the motions—neither maximizing their agile performance nor delivering as much value as they could. Borrowing from their experience and lean software development methods, Bob Galen and Mary Thorn explore high-performance team patterns, which are the thinking models of mature agile teams, including large-scale emergent architecture, relentless refactoring, quality on all fronts, pervasive product owners, lean work queues, stretching above and beyond, providing total transparency, saying no, and many more. Beyond the practices, Bob and Mary want you to reflect inward on your own personal growth with an emphasis on journaling, retrospectives, and a continuous improvement mindset that all good agile team members need. But beyond just talking about it, Bob and Mary show you how to pull together a personal agile growth strategy to get you there.