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Broken Agile: Stories from the Trenches, Second Edition by Tim Brizard

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CHAPTER 6

Adjusting in Time

The value of adaptability is one of the core concepts in Agile. Adaptability embraces the idea of not being so rigid in terms of delivering functionality that you can’t change midstream. It’s also being able to recognize when things are heading in the wrong direction and adjusting before it is too late. It is about staying flexible, but doing it in a way that does not waste the team’s time.

Real-Life Stories

Story 1: Planning Too Far Ahead

After a few weeks of being on a new Scrum team I noticed that the team had an interesting way of planning work. Basically, on the Monday before the Sprint ended all the team members would disappear for a few hours. I asked my technical lead if I was missing an invite on my calendar. ...

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