By Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger

Real agilists do not weigh themselves down with libraries of books, they preserve their vital info convenient with them continually. Jeff and Tim pack over 20 years of expertise training and doing agile into Agile in a Flash, a distinct deck of index playing cards that healthy smartly on your pocket and tack simply onto the wall. Agile in a Flash playing cards run the gamut of agile, protecting buyer, making plans, group, and developer suggestions that can assist you be triumphant on agile tasks. you should use playing cards from the deck in lots of methods: as references, reminders, educating instruments, and dialog items. Why now not get units in your whole workforce or organization?

This finished set of playing cards is an quintessential source for agile groups. The deck of Agile in a Flash playing cards teaches management, teamwork, fresh programming, agile techniques to challenge fixing, and information for training agile groups. staff contributors can use the playing cards as reference fabric, ice breakers for conversations, reminders (taped to a wall or monitor), and assets of invaluable information and hard-won knowledge. The playing cards are:

Bite-sized! learn one perform or point at a time in a number of minutes.

shrewdpermanent! each one card has years of useful adventure in the back of it.

transportable! playing cards healthy simply on your pocket or backpack.

An fundamental instrument for any agile workforce, and essential for each agile trainer or Scrum Master.

The Agile in a Flash deck is damaged into 4 components: making plans, staff, coding, and agile thoughts. front of every card is a brief record - a precis of the belongings you need to know and take note. The again offers additional aspect on all the bullet issues, and gives sage nuggets of information according to huge specialist adventure. Tape the playing cards on your wall, stick them in your display screen, and get agile fast.

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