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

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CHAPTER 11

Keeping Engaged

One of the great things about Agile is that teams tend to stay together. This is key because the longer a team stays together, the better its members can estimate work, the better its velocity becomes, and the better team members work together. This, of course, is not always the case, but I’ve seen it occur on most teams. However, with keeping developers on the same team and working on the same product for long periods of time, keeping developers engaged is an issue. By engaged I don’t just mean in terms of having enough work to keep busy but also in terms of the type of work so they are happy.

Real-Life Stories

Story 1: Keeping It Fresh

On my first few Agile teams it was clear that having a team stay together for multiple ...

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