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Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams by James W. Newkirk, Will Stott

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4. Forming an Agile Team

WE START BY identifying why Agile teams are needed and then look at the way they are organized in terms of the roles people play and their structure. This chapter also introduces two important practices for Agile teams: the Whole Team practice, which brings people together from different departments to work in the same organizational structure; and the Sit Together practice, which requires that the whole team work in a single open space. After reading this chapter, you should understand how to reorganize your team into an Agile team.

The Nature of Agile Teams

When people start developing software, they normally focus on learning a programming language and its interface to the operating system (the API). Within a few ...

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