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Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver

July 19, 2017

Agile methods should probably be, well, agile. Doing it "by the book" isn't agile. You need an approach that will work for you.

Johanna Rothman will show you how, now in beta and available from

Also new this week: Deliver Audacious Web Apps with Ember 2 has been updated for its second printing. This updated edition covers the 2.12 LTS version of Ember, making the sample project compatible with future releases of Ember and better aligned with current common practice. This is a free update if you bought the ebook directly from If you haven't bought it yet, well…

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Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver

You’ve tried to use an off-the-shelf approach to agile techniques, and it’s not working. Instead of a standard method or framework, work from agile and lean principles to design your own agile approach in a way that works for you. Build collaborative, cross-functional teams. See how small batch sizes and frequent delivery create an environment of trust and transparency between the team, management, and customers. Learn about the interpersonal skills that help agile teams work together so well.

In addition to seeing work and knowing what "done" means, you'll see examples of many possible team-based measurements. Look at tools you can use for status reporting, and how to use those measurements to help your managers understand what agile techniques buy them. Recognize the traps that prevent agile principles from working in too many organizations, and what to do about those traps. Use agile techniques for workgroups, and see what managers can do to create and nurture an agile culture. You might be surprised at how few meetings and rituals you need to still work in an agile way.

Johanna's signature frankness and humor will get you on the right track to design your agile project to succeed.

Now available in beta from

Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2017-07-20 Alex Miller, EuroClojure, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017-08-02 Alex Miller, KCDC, Kansas City, MO
  • 2017-08-03 Alex Miller, KCDC, Kansas City, MO
  • 2017-08-03 VM Brasseur, PyCon AU
  • 2017-08-08 Johanna Rothman, Agile 2017
  • 2017-08-08 Johanna Rothman, Agile 2017
  • 2017-08-08 Janie Clayton, That Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • 2017-08-13 Jeff Kelley, 360|iDev, Denver, CO
  • 2017-08-13 Janie Clayton, 360iDev, Denver, CO
  • 2017-08-28 VM Brasseur, /dev/world/2017
  • 2017-09-11 Johanna Rothman, Agile Prague
  • 2017-09-11 Johanna Rothman, Agile Prague
  • 2017-09-11 VM Brasseur, Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America 2017
  • 2017-09-22 Rachel Davies, Agile Greece Summit, Athens
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