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Agile Project Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Steven J. Ostermiller, Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 6

Agile Behaviors in Action

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Setting up agile roles

check Creating agile values in your organization

check Transforming your team’s philosophy

check Sharpening important skills

In this chapter, you look at the behavioral dynamics that need to shift for your organization to benefit from the performance advantages that agile techniques enable. You find out about the different roles on an agile project and see how you can change a project team’s values and philosophy about project management. Finally, we discuss some ways for a project team to hone key skills for agile project success.

Establishing Agile Roles

In Chapter 4, we describe scrum, one of the most popular agile frameworks in use today. The scrum framework defines common agile roles in an especially succinct manner. We use scrum terms to describe agile roles throughout this book. These roles are

  • Product owner
  • Development team member
  • Scrum master

The product owner, development team, and scrum master together make up the scrum team. Each role is a peer to the others — no one is the boss of anyone else on the team.

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