The basic rules of Agile project management frameworks like Scrum are deceptively simple. Drawing from his experience as an Agile coach, Jeff Campbell offers in his book “Actionable Agile Tools” some lightweight practices and tools that could help you to implement successfully an Agile approach.
The “Actionable Agile Tools” is a short book offering 15 simple but powerful practices and tools that can help Agile project management teams to succeed. Most of them run around a simple idea, like having some moments during your retrospectives where people can post flowers to each other on a section on the retrospective wall to say “thank you” to a team member. The book is well written with many of the practices illustrated by some examples drawn from the author’s coaching career. I like also that the author gives credit to the people who were at the origin of the idea mentioned in the book.
I will strongly recommend this book, which can be also downloaded for free, to every people involve in an Agile project or even a software development project using a traditional approach.
Reference: Actionable Agile Tools, Jeff Campbell, 68 pages, http://leanpub.com/actionableagiletools
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