1/19/2011

The best agile book isn’t a book: Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $15.00) is a unique deck of index cards that fit neatly in your pocket. You can tape them to the wall. Spread them out on your project table. Get stains on them over lunch. These cards are meant to be used, not just read.

Agile in a Flash cards teach leadership, teamwork, clean programming, agile approaches to problem solving, and tips for coaching agile teams. Use the cards for learning, as ice breakers for conversations, as constant reminders, and as a potent source of useful tips and hard-won wisdom. Agile in a Flash cards are:

  • Bite-sized! Read one practice or aspect at a time in just a couple of minutes.
  • Smart! Each card has years of practical, real-world experience behind it.
  • Portable! Cards fit easily in your pocket or backpack.

The Agile in a Flash deck is broken into four sections: agile concepts, planning, teamwork, and coding. The front of each card features a concise list of the concepts you need to know and remember. The back provides further detail, with sage nuggets of knowledge based on the authors’ two decades of experience coaching and doing agile-style projects.

These cards are an indispensable tool for any agile team, and a must-have for every Scrum Master or agile coach.

Don’t be afraid to wear them out—they’re priced so you can get a set for everyone and replace them if you need to. Tape the cards to your wall, stick them on your monitor, quiz your peers, and get agile fast.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

Video Trailer

What’s the deal with trying to go Agile? The authors explain in this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/v/XRSRNJPWGTM

What People are Saying

“I have only one major issue with your cards, which is that I didn’t think of them and do them first. That wouldn’t be so bad if you were screwing them up, but unfortunately they’re great.” —Ron Jeffries, CoAuthor, The Agile Manifesto, www.XProgramming.com

Agile in a Flash is the only place to find a concise summary of all things agile. I recommend my customers buy it for all their programmers.” —Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied

Book Information

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Agile in a Flash

Speed-Learning Agile Software Development

by Jeff Langr and Tim Ottinger

ISBN: 9781934356715, 110 pages, $15.00US, $17.00CA, .

Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally by O’Reilly Media.

Additional Resources

Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book’s home page.

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