Greetings! Things are rarely as easy as they look. Maybe you read about agile methods, maybe you’ve tried a few or are running an agile team or two. But it’s never as smooth going as it is in the books. The difference is in Agile Coaching—the missing ingredient you need to get a team up-to-speed and working well.

Looking for a job? Think you might be looking for a job soon? It’s never easy, but Andy Lester shares valuable tricks and tips in the land of resumes and interviews. Even if you’re not actively looking, he’ll help you get a clearer picture of what might be missing in your current job. Maybe you’ll want to start looking after all.

Agile Coaching

To lead change, you need to expand your toolkit, and this book gives you the tools you need to make the transition from agile practitioner to agile coach.

Agile Coaching is all about working with people to create great agile teams. You’ll learn how to build a team that produces great software and has fun doing it. In the process, you’ll grow a team that’s self-sufficient and skillful.

This book provides you with deeper knowledge of how agile practices work and how to inspire your team to improve. Discover how to coach your team through the agile lifecycle, from planning to writing software. Learn the secrets of running effective agile meetings and how to get your team following a consistent approach to creating software. You’ll find chapters dedicated to introducing Test-Driven Development, designing Retrospectives, and making progress visible.

Find out what works and what to avoid when introducing agile practices to your team. Throughout the book the authors share their personal coaching stories from experience with real teams, giving you insights into what works and what to avoid. Each chapter also covers hurdles that you and your team may face and what to do to clear them.

Available now as a pre-release eBook (content complete but not yet copyedited or typeset) from pragprog.com/titles/sdcoach

Land the Tech Job You’ll Love

Cookie-cutter job hunting skills aren’t enough anymore.

As a techie, you have a tougher time finding and winning the right job. Companies are more demanding. Just like you, your competition is smart, tech-savvy, and resourceful.

Land the Tech Job You Love gives you the background and the hard-won wisdom to leapfrog those who play by the old rules. You’ll learn how to find the job you want that fits you and your employer. You’ll uncover the hidden jobs that never make it into the classifieds or Monster. You’ll start making and maintaining the connections that will drive your future career moves. Create a resume by understanding the hiring manager, not by archaic conventional wisdom. Write cover letters that sell your background. Assemble a portfolio of work and rethink the interview to show that you are the best person for the job.

See what gets you an interview, and gets you hired, for the job that will make you happy.

Available now in print from pragprog.com/titles/algh

Coming Soon:

  • The RSpec Book in print
  • Manage Your Project Portfolio in print
  • Core Data in print
  • Debug It!
  • ...and more titles to keep you at the top of your game

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