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February 2, 2011

Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf

Agile in a Flash

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Raleigh, NC—The best agile book isn't a book: Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $15.00) is a unique deck of index cards that fit neatly in your pocket. You can tape them to the wall. Spread them out on your project table. Get stains on them over lunch. These cards are meant to be used, not just read.

Agile in a Flash cards teach leadership, teamwork, clean programming, agile approaches to problem solving, and tips for coaching agile teams. Use the cards for learning, as ice breakers for conversations, as constant reminders, and as a potent source of useful tips and hard-won wisdom. Agile in a Flash cards are:

  • Bite-sized! Read one practice or aspect at a time in just a couple of minutes.
  • Smart! Each card has years of practical, real-world experience behind it.
  • Portable! Cards fit easily in your pocket or backpack.

The Agile in a Flash deck is broken into four sections: agile concepts, planning, teamwork, and coding. The front of each card features a concise list of the concepts you need to know and remember. The back provides further detail, with sage nuggets of knowledge based on the authors' two decades of experience coaching and doing agile-style projects.

These cards are an indispensable tool for any agile team, and a must-have for every Scrum Master or agile coach.

Don't be afraid to wear them out—they're priced so you can get a set for everyone and replace them if you need to. Tape the cards to your wall, stick them on your monitor, quiz your peers, and get agile fast.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

Advance Praise
"I have only one major issue with your cards, which is that I didn't think of them and do them first. That wouldn't be so bad if you were screwing them up, but unfortunately they're great."
—Ron Jeffries, CoAuthor, The Agile Manifesto, www.XProgramming.com

"Agile in a Flash is the only place to find a concise summary of all things agile. I recommend my customers buy it for all their programmers."
—Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Authors

Jeff Langr has been building software for over a quarter century. He is the author of Agile Java and Essential Java Style, plus more than 80 articles on software development and a couple chapters in Uncle Bob's Clean Code. He runs Langr Software Solutions (http://langrsoft.com) from Colorado Springs and happily builds software as an employee of GeoLearning.

View Jeff Langr's full profile page.

Tim Ottinger has over 30 years of software development experience including time as an agile coach, OO trainer, contractor, in-house developer, and even a little team leadership and management. He is also a contributing author to Clean Code. He writes code. He likes it.

View Tim Ottinger's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including: code, errata, discussions, excerpts from the book, a video sample, and more, see the catalog page for Agile in a Flash.

Agile in a Flash Agile in a Flash
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger
Print ISBN: 9781934356715  
Pages: 110
Print Price: $15.00  
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