The Summary of Agile Leadership: A Leader’s Guide to Orchestrating Agile Strategy, Product Quality and IT Governance by Tony Adams presents the philosophy behind Agile Framework for software development. The author, Tony Adams, consciously and clearly illustrates how to use the framework. He discusses how to assure product quality while aiming for an optimized development. If you want to move into a new house, one approach is to first build the house, furnish and decorate it, and then move in it. Another idea is to build the house one section at a time, to move into the sections that are complete while continuing to build those that are not. This is the idea behind Agile—a dynamic framework for software development. The objective of Agile is to keep delivering working software. Instead of planning every step in the project, an agile team would jump ahead to the execution and deal with problems as they appear.
Everyone has blind spots. The purpose of Hacking Leadership is to equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of the book is based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross
It’s certainly true that many of the particulars of business have changed. But the fundamentals have not. The stories in this book are just as relevant now as they were back then, and the lessons learned still apply today. Each story presents people who work together, make decisions under pressure, and
Productivity isn’t about working more or sweating harder. It’s not simply a product of spending longer hours at your desk or making bigger sacrifices. Rather, productivity is about making certain choices in certain ways. The way we choose to see ourselves and frame daily decisions; the stories we tell ourselves, and
The more the testers are meshed into the requirements and development process, the better their understanding would be on what the business wants.
The question becomes how to build quality as part of user story design and not as an inspection task.
From quality standpoint, the agile manifesto encourages individual interactions, working software, customer partnership and being ready to respond to change and all these are at the core of true agile testing.
A product development is more than just product owner and tech team working together. It takes all facets of the organization to get involved in decisions, exchange information effectively, work collaboratively and own processes to ensure successful continuous releases.
The goal of good governance is to ensure the requirements that help the business run and grow and meet customer needs are well-supported via the systems the agile team is delivering.