This is The Programmers’ Guide to Genuine Agile. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to participate in, excel at, and even lead agile software development projects. I know that this sounds too good to be true for a single course, but I’ve seen a lot of attempted implementations of agile software development out there, and frankly, it’s a mess. Programmers in particular are often left wondering when the “real work” happens.
Daily stand-up meetings, Jira’s “Agile” plug-in, sticky notes, and half-hearted retrospectives have not magically led to better results. This course will start you on the path towards achieving the results that agile software development can help guide you towards: finding the 70% of the work that we shouldn’t try to do at all — because it doesn’t generate enough value — and not doing it. In this course, the goal of agile software development is Cash In My Pocket Sooner, not A New Defined Process To Control You With.