I'm frequently asked "What do I need to learn in order to start being/doing X effectively?"
In addition, when I go into organizations and want to drive an effective transition, I want to give the people in the organization some background material and reference materials, that can accompany training and coaching activities I'm doing. I believe most of the people I'm dealing with are intelligent and motivated, and can learn a lot on their own. Some of them even learn better this way.
This can also be useful for people trying to learn and improve on their own, without the benefit of coaching/consulting.
I'll start to blog here recommended reading/activity lists for various topics related to agile, so that I can refer people here (instead of forwarding an old email…) as well as provide it as a resource for the community.
The materials will be a mix of articles, blog items, books, podcasts. Some of them from Agilesparks, some what I found effective material out there.
First item – what do I need to know to start being a product owner? coming up…
Ideas I have after that:
– What do I need to know to start doing Agile Testing?
– What do I need to know to start being a real Scrum Master?
– What do I need to know to be an effective manager in an Agile environment?
– How do I run effective retrospectives?
Feel free to send in requests for lists you are interested in… via comments or find me on twitter (@yuvalyeret) or elsewhere.
Below are some of the questions for which I’d love to hear your opinions:
1) What steps do I need to take to make sure that my team can do “Continuous Integration”?
2) …..steps for building Automated test suite?
3) ……steps to get my team to do “code reviews”?
4) ……steps to move a highly distributed team to doing “Kanban”?
BTW – Yuval; I take this opportunity to ‘Thank-you’ for your blog-posts. They are very interesting, thoughtful and through. I appreciate the contents very much and also appreciate for your efforts in putting them together.
Sincerely and With Best Regards
kind of belated, but thank you for replying. you are asking interesting questions. I will try to find a way to address them in upcoming posts…