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Implementing agile at scale starts with the right management attitudes and structures, but it doesn’t stop there. The waterfall mindset is often deeply embedded, and successful agile transformation requires a new understanding of how your organization works, not just a new set of processes for a few teams.
In Forging Change, James Carpenter cuts through the noise that often surrounds large-scale agile transformations to explain how agile theories play out in the real world. Part 1 focuses on agile deployment challenges, including different ways to spread the agile mindset and management practices that are crucial to success. In Part 2, he has assembled a collection of conceptual models, practical techniques, and real-world examples showing how healthy agile processes work in large organizations. These techniques will help you establish a real change in mindset, not just terminology.
- Push higher quality standards by ratcheting your definition of Done.
- Forecast releases for business use without violating agile principles.
- Encourage automated unit testing and other aspects of improved craftsmanship.
- Select the right Scrum Master when you can’t upend the organizational chart yet.
Forging Change provides a well of tested information, models, and examples that address these and other common challenges. The result is a dependable, practical resource you will turn to again and again as you work to achieve positive, lasting organizational change.
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Reference Information by Chapter
Chapter 1: Agile Deployment Models
Chapter 2: Agile Design Elements
Chapter 3: Management Behaviors in Scrum
Chapter 4: Estimating Business Value
Chapter 5: Progressive Refinement at Scale
Chapter 6: Sprint Alignment Wall
Chapter 7: User Story Ruler
Chapter 8: Example Scrum Task Boards
Chapter 9: Definition of Done Examples
Chapter 10: Triage Guidelines
Chapter 11: Ratcheting Definition of Done
Chapter 12: Forecasting Releases
Chapter 13: Discerning Genuine Unit Testing
Chapter 14: Terminology Definitions
Chapter 15: Training Concerns
Chapter 16: Scrum Master Selection
Chapter 17: Scrum Diagrams
Chapter 18: Official Scrum Guide
Chapter 19: Virtual Kanban
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