Agile is a big change in the way people work. The good news is that the team will get better over time as they get to know each other better, create trust and practice the framework. Don’t be frustrated if your first projects don’t deliver the promised land. It takes a while to get agile to work.
If you want to learn more about agile, you might want to check these resources:
Essential Scrum, from Kenneth S. Rubin
This book is a comprehensive guide to Scrum that contains the basics and will help you to build on this course.
The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries
This book started a revolution in product development and provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups. Applying lean testing to your agile projects will help you bridge the gap between business and IT, and save money by not running into slow and expensive initiatives.
User stories applied: For Agile Software development by Mike Cohn
Mike Cohn provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. He provides practical “how-to” insights that will help you gain confidence in your agile projects!
If you prefer to learn through video tutorials, check out these courses in Udemy and Pluralsight. They provide guidelines for the successful implementation of the agile methodology, and also cover advanced topics for you to continue learning.
Explained with examples based on the real world, this course is tailored to help anyone interested to know more about Scrum; learn about key concepts in Scrum and to get a basic understanding of how Scrum framework works in delivering successful projects.
Become an agile project manager , in Lynda
This path will help you build a solid foundation in leading and motivating agile project teams, from developing user stories and agile charts to driving productive meetings.
Agile courses ,in Pluralsight
Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps you to explore all topics related to agile methodologies. If you’re thinking about making the move to Agile in your organization, these courses will help you shape your agile project management skills with in-depths tutorials and guidelines.
JIRA is probably the most widely used agile project management software in enterprises. The tool is built for the whole team to plan, track, and release great software. You can try it for free and move to the monthly subscriptions if you like it!
Trello is a very cool tool that enables you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun and flexible way. It’s a visual tool that’s perfect to organize your agile projects. Have a look at this blogpost published on their site, where Andrew Littlefield gives an introduction to how to use the tool with scrum projects. Trello has a free plan that lets you do already a lot with the tool. They also offer more advanced features in their premium subscription plans.
Asana is an easy-to-use project management tool. You can manage your agile projects with this tool, organize and track work efficiently. I’ve even use it in for my personal projects: tracking your daily goals and monitoring progress is easy with asana.
Last but not least, I’d like to talk about slack, even if it’s not directly a project management tool. But because agile is all about collaboration, it’s worth to mention slack. The tool helps you to gather project conversations and keep everyone in sync.