From start to finish, you'll see what it takes to develop a successful agile project. Find out how the Swedish police combined XP, Scrum, and Kanban to modernize their department--and learn how you can apply those same principles to your own workplace. We start with an organization in desperate need of a new way of doing things and finish with a group of sixty, all working in sync to develop a scalable, complex system. You'll walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the daily "cocktail party," version control, bug tracking, and release. In this honest look at what works--and what doesn't--you'll find out how to: * Make quality everyone's business, not just the testers. * Keep everyone moving in the same direction without micromanagement. * Use simple and powerful metrics to aid in planning and process improvement. * Balance between low-level feature focus and high-level system focus. You'll be ready to jump into the trenches yourself as you apply those same techniques to your own software development projects.
Henrik Kniberg is a coach and consultant at Crisp. Henrik's background is a mix of development and management, and his passion is applying Lean and Agile principles to help debug, optimize, and refactor companies. Henrik is the author of 'Scrum and XP from the Trenches' and 'Kanban & Scrum, making the most of both' and a popular keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. Henrik lives in Stockholm with his wife and four kids, and in his "spare time" plays bass and keyboard with two local bands.