Chapter 9. Why Engineering Practices Are Important in Scrum

Scrum does not talk about engineering practices. As such, you might assume that, like a Jedi master, you are expected to use the force to start the sprint, commit to the work, and then magically make it appear. You’re not. But Scrum does expect that as the team begins to work in an agile manner, it will soon realize that good engineering practices are essential to becoming a high-performing Scrum team. Engineering practices are the magic, the force, the pixie dust needed to get things out the door. I do not attempt to define all the engineering practices that you need to implement on your Scrum projects—there are other books for that. What I do try to convey in this chapter, however, ...

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