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The Dream Team Nightmare

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This first-ever interactive Agile Adventure is the gripping tale of an experienced team struggling with agile adoption. In this unique mashup of a business novel written in the gamebook format, you'll overcome common yet daunting challenges that come from using agile methods. As Jim, the agile coach, you'll learn to apply a range of thinking tools and techniques to real-life problems faced by teams and organizations. Find out what really works and what fails miserably from the consequences of your choices. And, unlike in the real world, if at first you don't succeed, you can make different choices until you get things right.

Table of Contents

  1. The Dream Team Nightmare
    1. Copyright
    2. For the Best Reading Experience...
    3. ​Dedication
    4. Table of Contents
    5. What Readers Are Saying About The Dream Team Nightmare
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. Preface
    8. How to Use This Book
    9. Part 1: Begin the Adventure
      1. About You
      2. Meet Your Team
      3. Go for Broke
      4. Dire Straits
      5. One More Chance
      6. Time to Talk
      7. Get to Know the Team
      8. Dialogue
      9. Coach Notes from Team One-on-Ones
      10. Working Lunch
      11. Read Between the Lines
      12. More Team One-on-Ones
      13. Time Out
      14. More About You
      15. Information Gathering
      16. Trouble
      17. Project Evaluation
      18. Relief
      19. Coach’s Log: Day 1
      20. Walkabout
      21. Coach’s Log: Day 1
      22. Daily Update
      23. Safety First
      24. Here Be Dragons
      25. Kowtow
      26. Postpone Making Important Decisions
      27. Review Your Mission
      28. Look Ahead
      29. Uninvited Guest
      30. Respect for People
      31. Team Privacy
      32. Time to Reflect
      33. Standoff
      34. The Count
      35. Agile Scrabble
      36. Kanban Applied
      37. No Silver Bullet
      38. Agenda
      39. Think Negative
      40. True Lies
      41. Think Smart
      42. Time Out
      43. Sustainable Pace
      44. Treasure Map
      45. Visible Impact
      46. Double Check
      47. Retrospect
      48. Through the Looking Glass
      49. Made Public
      50. Coach’s Log: Day 2
      51. Escape
      52. Outburst
      53. Old Friends
      54. Detour
      55. Friend
      56. Predator
      57. Simple, Not Easy
      58. True Agile
      59. Ego
      60. Apologies
      61. Old School
      62. Coach’s Log: Day 2
      63. Missing in Action
      64. Coach’s Log: Day 2
      65. Sound the Alarm
      66. Team Predator
      67. Unexpected Encounter
      68. Greed and Gluttony
      69. Tip of the Iceberg
      70. Team View
      71. Grave Problems
      72. Chance
      73. Desperate Remedies
      74. Next Steps
      75. Predator
      76. Humble Beginnings
      77. Dog Eat Dog
      78. Overloaded
      79. Open Dialogue
      80. Selfish Programming
      81. Move On
      82. Lost
      83. Do Food
      84. Catch-Up
      85. The Gift of Feedback
      86. Food for Thought
      87. Teams Reunited
      88. Hope and Help
      89. Rocks
      90. Art Attack
      91. Quiet
      92. Bringing Out the Dead
      93. Open Questions
      94. Mission Impossible
      95. Hope Lives
      96. Numbers
      97. Sinking Ship
      98. Surprise
      99. Rainbow Corridor
      100. Systems Thinking
      101. Calm Before the Storm
      102. Root Cause
      103. Cause and Effect
      104. Panic-Driven Development
      105. Fortune Telling
      106. The Big Picture
      107. Next Stop
      108. Divide and Conquer
      109. Estimation Extravaganza
      110. Next Challenge
      111. Planning with Purpose
      112. Offer Options
      113. Coach’s Log: Day 3
      114. News Spreads
      115. Slander
      116. Treaty
      117. Desperate Remedies
      118. Truce
      119. Hinder, Not Help
      120. Making Waves
      121. Checkpoint
      122. The Goal
      123. Stay Sharp
      124. Intervention
      125. Missing Person
      126. Friendship
      127. Leopard Spots
      128. Surprise Visitor
      129. Be Prepared
      130. Lightning Update
      131. Progress Check
      132. Still To Dos
      133. Nervous Wreck
      134. Fresh Start
      135. Address to Impress
      136. Options, Options, Options
      137. Show Me the Money!
      138. Respond to Change
      139. Team Buzz
      140. Rise from the Ashes
      141. Green Fingers
      142. See the Bigger Picture
      143. Eat, Play, Work
      144. Lunch Party
      145. Progress
      146. Better Late Than Never
      147. Agile Fragile
      148. Drama
      149. Old Habits Die Hard
      150. Street Fight
      151. Angry Mob
      152. History Repeats Itself
      153. Missed Opportunity
      154. Clash
      155. Friends to the Rescue
      156. Division of Labor
      157. The Show Must Go On
      158. One for All and All for One
      159. Options for Success
      160. Last Responsible Moment
      161. A Marathon, Not a Sprint
      162. Unsustainable Pace
      163. Coach’s Log: Day 4
      164. Embrace Uncertainty
      165. Memory Lane
      166. Early Birds
      167. Warm Welcome
      168. Unity
      169. To Dos
      170. Hope Springs
      171. Free Mind
      172. Begin with the End in Mind
      173. Recommended Tools
      174. Measure for Measure
      175. Troubled Waters
      176. Clear Goals
      177. Moving Forward
      178. Shifting Sands
      179. Team Performance
      180. Seeing Is Believing
      181. Turning Point
      182. Growing Agile
      183. Final Preparation
      184. The Missing Piece
      185. Fail
      186. Volunteers
      187. Simplicity
      188. Future Reality
      189. Measurable Improvements
      190. The Perfection Game
      191. Group Smarts
      192. Value Add
      193. Showdown
      194. Revitalized
      195. All’s Well That Ends Well
      196. CONFIDENTIAL
      197. Know It All
      198. Coach’s Log: Day 1
      199. Coach’s Log: Day 1
      200. Your Mission
      201. Lighten Up
      202. The Profile Card Exercise
      203. Busted
      204. Your Mission
      205. Eat, Play, Work
      206. More Team One-on-Ones
      207. Information Gathering
      208. Trouble
      209. Project Evaluation
      210. Relief
      211. Walkabout
      212. Review Your Mission
      213. Look Ahead
      214. Review Your Mission
      215. Look Ahead
      216. Uninvited Guest
      217. True Agile
      218. Recommended Tools
    10. Part 2: Appendices
      1. Appendix 1: Who’s Who
      2. Appendix 2: LinkedIn: Jim Hopper
      3. Appendix 3: Glossary
      4. Appendix 4: Bedtime Reading
      5. Appendix 5: Tools and Exercises Reference
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