What Does This Book Cover?

In this book, Scott and I have distilled our collective 12 years’ experience in both leading software teams through adopting agile and subsequently coaching many, many additional teams. The book is divided into chapters that focus on 11 crucial topics for agile organizations. Chapter 1, “Whole Teams,” explores the vital need for developers, testers, and product documentation writers to work together during each iteration to accomplish a small but valuable slice of functionality. Each small portion of functionality can—and should—be regularly demonstrated to customers, as described in Chapter 2, “Active Stakeholder Interaction,” where we provide guidance on how to get the most from these regular interactions.

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