Are you frustrated or disenchanted by the results of your Agile approach?
Does Agile sound like a good idea, but you're not sure how to explain it beyond roles, practices, and meetings?
Is your team going through the motions, but it's still business as usual?
The missing piece is the Agile mind-set -- the thinking that makes Agile processes work.
This book is your compass for the Agile journey. Without prescribing any process, practice, or tool, it will show you how practitioners approach:* Deciding what to work on* Planning and doing the work* Engaging people and performing as teams* Working better
Pragmatic and dogma-free, this book will help you understand what it means to be Agile and how to bring others along.
I want to give this book to every executive and manager who asks why the transition is taking so long. I also recommend it for all Agile practitioners as a valuable source of insight beyond the processes and techniques described in other books. –Roger Brown
Gil Broza is a kindred spirit to the pioneers of the Agile movement. He reminds us of the core values, principles, and behaviors of this enduring effort to bring joy and delight to producing software. To those new to the pursuit, he brings a lantern for the journey. –Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations
Too often we focus on implementation, process, and logistics without considering the broader context. –Cameron Turner, Engineering Director, D2L
This book urgently needs to be read by leaders and managers who plan to hop onto the Agile bandwagon. It will help you see through the briar-patch of branded services and ossified processes, to the original intent of 'Agile.' –Rob Myers, Principal Coach/Instructor, Agile Institute
Gil Broza's book has the tools, options, and practices to help people start, restart, think, rethink, grow, and improve their implementation of Agile by grasping the underpinning mind-set. –Gunther Verheyen, Shepherding Professional Scrum at Scrum.org
I return to The Agile Mind-Set repeatedly for inspiration and guidance, and always come away with a constructive way of approaching a challenging situation. –Michael Goitein, Principal Project Manager, Mobiquity
The book's forewords are by Jim Highsmith and Linda Rising.
Gil Broza, founder and principal mentor at 3P Vantage, has been supporting Agile leaders and their teams since 2004. Gil's guidance helps professionals adopt effective, humane, and responsible approaches to software development. His other books are The Human Side of Agile and Agile for Non-Software Teams.