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Book Review: Becoming Agile

Becoming AgileBecoming Agile by Greg Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this book because I recently started a new job that uses Agile, and I wanted to come up to speed with the methodology as quickly as possible. Coming from a development background focused on variations of the waterfall method, this book was a good introduction to using Agile in real-world situations.

Instead of a book of theory, this book presents a fictional case study of a team moving to Agile processes. I liked how by doing that, the book shows how to bring Agile processes to a team in an evolutionary manner. In the real world, you just can't switch processes by snapping your fingers, and this book shows examples of how to explore new processes and bring them into your team in a way that makes sense.

Reading this book has helped me come up to speed with the new (to me) methodologies I'm using ant my new job. I'm not sure that it's the kind of book I'll be coming back to often, but it was definitely a good read to help me get up to speed.

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