I've been browsing the book index and it seems really interesting. The agile term can be considered the common umbrella to cover different methodologies (Scrum, XP...), so I'd like to know if you get focused in the implementation of one concrete methodology or if you give general approaches which can apply to any of them. I fact most of these methodologies work with the same principles and I find that many times the only differences are just semantinc questions.
What (and why) concrete methodology would you suggest to adopt to a non-agile team?
Iván Párraga García
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Actually I don't focus on one methodology but talk about practices (which are components of methods such as XP, Scrum, etc..) The idea behind this is that each team has a different context and each context requires different practices that may be subsets of different methodologies.
Also, this is not a beginner's book, in that it does not spend much time defining the practices - there are many fine books already out there that do that. This is a 'how to' manual to help teams choose practices for their context, and then to get to the point where they are successfully adopting those practices and getting real value out of them.
Hope this helps - Amr
Amr Elssamadisy<br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Adoption-Patterns-Roadmap-Organizational/dp/0321514521/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220909336&sr=8-1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Agile Adoption Patterns</a>
would you say a "beginner" could use your book to identify the practice(s) that he wants to start applying next, and then refer to a more specific book about those practices to actually learn them?
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
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Absolutely, a beginner can use the first part of the book to create a strategy and a prioritized list of practices for their environment. They will need to augment the book with others to understand the details of the practices that they would like to adopt. Each pattern has a reference section at the bottom with several books that cover that practice in more detail, while the pattern covers how to successfully adopt that practice.