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Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkins

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Foreword by Jim Highsmith

First and foremost, this is a great book! I get a chance to read many agile books, book proposals, and manuscripts, and too many are more of the same—a few good ideas here and there, but no solid contribution to the field. Lyssa Adkins’ book is not more of the same.

I look for four things in agile books: Does the book contribute new ideas? Does the book organize existing ideas in new ways? Does the book extend existing ideas? Is the writing good? For example, Kent Beck’s groundbreaking Extreme Programming Explained combined new ideas and organized existing ideas in new ways. Some people say there is nothing new in agile, but Kent’s combination of specific practices and values was new. When I first received Mike Cohn’s ...

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