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

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CHAPTER 10

Building Unity

Having a team that can work together toward a common goal is important in any software development methodology, but it is arguably more important in Agile software development: because the team makes a commitment every Sprint, because the teams tend to stay together, and because of the importance of communication on an Agile team. Sometimes team members naturally gel and other times it takes time and effort. The unity comes in meeting the team’s Sprint commitment and building working software. This means trusting each person on the team will do his or her part. It means swarming to help each other when someone is blocked. It means doing whatever it takes, as one team, to get the job done.

Real-Life Stories

Story 1: Where ...

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