The Chapter i would be interested is �smells� It is a very general heading under crafting and adopting strategy.
I would like to know what are the authors thought around �gearing up business/customer for agile development�. As in case of agile, business involvement is more as compared to traditional methodologies.
I believe that, Agile is also about team behavior (change to be agile) as much as it is a methodology.
How do we infuse Agile behavior into the team who have been doing non-Agile methodology for ages and make them appreciate the good things about Agile.
For a good number of team size, going Agile would it be good? are there any exercises to appreciate Agile methodology.?
The team members are, obviously, frustrated by this - it leaves them feeling like they are just taking blind stabs at trying to meet sprint objectives. The mantra is turning into: "I don't have any development tasks to work on". As the unofficial scrum master (not recognized, but doing that role), how do I get the team members to go beyond the roles that they feel they were hired for and work as scrum team members? How do I help them see that we all have to work on every/ any task on the backlog - whether it involves writing code or not? (maybe I just answered that question on my own... )
1. The product owner is absolutely unwilling to commit. The "assigned" scrum master (assigned, but not really a pig; more of a chicken) enables this by allowing the product owner to put user stories like "As a product owner, I need to have the best web site for my users." into our sprint backlog. This scrum master is a CSM; and the product owner has been to training. I am not sure how to try to help him get beyond this behavior - and really not sure he's amenable to it! Any suggestions?
Do you think developers often get "blind" when using an agile method?
They tend to think that the process/method solves almost everything(?)
That sounds exactly like what I need for my situation.
Have you run into organizations that are so entrenched with their practices that they cannot successfully adopt agile practices thus are doomed to repeat their crisis driven deliveries?