CHAPTER 9

Fake It Until You Make It

Because Agile has become the new “hot” trend over the last few years, it is tempting for an organization to just jump to saying “yes, we are doing Agile.” I’ve seen in several organizations where they rename a meeting a “morning Scrum,” and suddenly the organization is “doing Agile.” Sometimes it is just a misunderstanding of what Agile is all about. Other times it is more blatant. There are many things that are important for an organization to do as it adopts the Agile development methodology. Things like education and experience are important to the successful transition to Agile software development. Using buzzwords is not enough.

Real-Life Stories

Story 1: Not Shippable

I’ve been on several Scrum teams ...

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