Maintaining Sustainable Agility
Once your agile project is rolling, there are still many bumps and roadblocks-any one of which can derail the train. Whether you are leading the project formally or informally, there are a variety of useful techniques to keep the project alive and innovative. David Hussman shares his coaching approach and techniques for growing and maintaining sustainable agile communities. David starts by reviewing basics that must be in place and then moves on to advanced techniques-maintaining a living backlog, adapting to change, growing meaningful metrics, radiating information, working with project members, anti-coaching, and more. He also discusses a collection of useful monitors-spontaneous pairing, "us" and "them", presence of pride, emergence of leaders-to determine when to effectively employ one or more of the coaching techniques.