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The Agile principles

Book Description

This lesson describes the principles that agile teams use to make decisions about how to run their projects. We’ll show you the purpose and idea behind each of the principles, illustrating them with a practical example from a software project.

Table of Contents

  1. The Agile principles
    1. The 12 Principles of Agile Software
    2. The Customer Is Always Right...Right?
      1. “Do As I Say, Not As I Said”
    3. Delivering the Project
      1. Principle #1: Our Highest Priority Is to Satisfy the Customer Through Early and Continuous Delivery of Valuable Software.
      2. Principle #2: Welcome Changing Requirements, Even Late In Development. Agile Processes Harness Change for the Customer’s Competitive Advantage.
      3. Principle #3: Deliver Working Software Frequently, from a Couple of Weeks to a Couple of Months, with a Preference to the Shorter Timescale.
      4. Better Project Delivery for the Ebook Reader Project
    4. Communicating and Working Together
      1. Principle #4: The Most Efficient and Effective Method of Conveying Information To and Within a Development Team Is Face-To-Face Conversation.
      2. Principle #5: Businesspeople and Developers Must Work Together Daily Throughout the Project.
      3. Principle #6: Build Projects Around Motivated Individuals. Give Them the Environment and Support They Need, and Trust Them to Get the Job Done.
      4. Better Communication for the Ebook Reader Project
    5. Project Execution—Moving the Project Along
      1. Principle #7: Working Software Is the Primary Measure of Progress.
      2. Principle #8: Agile Processes Promote Sustainable Development. The Sponsors, Developers, and Users Should Be Able to Maintain a Constant Pace Indefinitely.
      3. Principle #9: Continuous Attention to Technical Excellence and Good Design Enhances Agility.
      4. A Better Working Environment for the Ebook Reader Project Team
    6. Constantly Improving the Project and the Team
      1. Principle #10: Simplicity—the Art of Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done—Is Essential.
      2. Principle #11: The Best Architectures, Requirements, and Designs Emerge from Self-Organizing Teams.
      3. Principle #12: At Regular Intervals, the Team Reflects on How to Become More Effective, Then Tunes and Adjusts Its Behavior Accordingly.
    7. The Agile Project: Bringing All the Principles Together