Take this book on your Agile leadership journey, and it will help you to: Build and cultivate an engaged team that can handle almost any challenge Catalyze team communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement Establish yourself as a confident and capable leader who adds value Reap the full benefits of Agile in the real world with real people "I've rarely seen so much useful, concrete advice packaged in such a simple and accessible way. Without that you're merely going through the Agile motions. The book's forewords are by Jim Highsmith and Christopher Avery. Gil Broza has been helping organizations increase their business agility since Through coaching, training, and facilitation, he supports leaders in building engaged teams that live the Agile values and principles and that reap their benefits.
For not only does the "human" in the book's title refer to the people that make up any Agile team, it also pertains to those who lead them, to those who run the company, and to the people who purchase and use the end product. Gil encourages the reader to take up servant leadership and to steer all involved toward the excellence promised by mindfully executed Agile.
Since , Gil has trained and coached more than 6, professionals who then delighted their customers, shipped working software on time, and rediscovered passion for their work. These include limiting habits, fear of change, outdated beliefs, and blind spots.
In helping teams overcome these factors, he supports them in reaching ever-higher levels of performance, confidence, and accomplishment. Gil offers much-needed services, ranging from the basic to the advanced, to help Agile leaders and teams thrive. In addition, he provides training, coaching programs, workshops, quick guidance, and facilitation services to fix lackluster Agile attempts and support ongoing Agile improvement efforts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Sort order. Sep 30, Johanna Rothman rated it it was amazing. This is what I said for my review on Amazon: "Is your Agile project missing stewardship, the facilitation that would help it succeed? You can't just apply practices, whether they are technical or process. You have to observe the team--the humans--and see This is what I said for my review on Amazon: "Is your Agile project missing stewardship, the facilitation that would help it succeed?
You have to observe the team--the humans--and see what they are doing. Then you have to help them see what they need to do to succeed. Sep 11, Yves Hanoulle rated it it was amazing Shelves: agile.
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After having read a few books for agile coaches, I did not think we needed another book about the human side of agile. I was wrong. This book has lots of advice, written in a practical way.
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There are a lot of good lessons and applicable tools in this book. However, I found it pretty boring and generally tough to get through. The logical flow of certain sections seemed a little wonky as well. Part 3 was outstanding, however, and was worth the price of the entire book. Oct 18, Ashley rated it it was amazing.
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Great read for anyone working agile, or anyone wanting to understand what agile teams face day to day. May 15, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: life-work , agile-scrum , favorite-read-again. The Human Side of Agile gets into the psychology of teams and team members.
There are many books out there on the framework of Scrum but this is the first I have read that focuses on the human side. I read this book from cover to cover and I know there will be many chapters I'll revisit as they become relevant to the team. Gil Broza does a great job using real-work examples and explanations. Normally I search the web for blog posts from fellow ScrumMasters on "real world" experiences How did so The Human Side of Agile gets into the psychology of teams and team members.
Normally I search the web for blog posts from fellow ScrumMasters on "real world" experiences How did someone else resolve this type of situation? Gil recognizes and explains being a ScrumMaster, an agile coach, an agile leader is so much more than just knowing the frameworks but also having the skills to read your team, support your team and deal with human emotions. What we say and how we say it makes a difference Overall, go and get yourself a copy of this book if you want to go beyond framework.
Feb 01, Bob Schatz rated it it was amazing. This is a great read for Scrum Masters who are looking to raise their leadership skill levels and ensure that they are fulfilling their role as coach and facilitator. Feb 23, Steve rated it it was amazing. There are many books about agile leadership.
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