The Human Side of Agile - How to Help Your Team Deliver

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Does your Agile team experience little buy-in, collaboration, empowerment, or improvement? Use this book 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; and reap the full benefits of Agile in the real world with real people. More

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About Gil Broza

In the last 15 years, Gil Broza has supported almost 100 large and small, private- and public-sector organizations along their Agile journeys. Seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements, these clients have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful guidance for customizing Agile in their contexts. Previously, Gil worked as a development manager, team leader, and programmer for many years, successfully applying Agile methods since 2001. He has served as a regular writer for the prestigious magazine (a PMI publication) and as a three-time track chair for the Agile 20xx series of conferences. He regularly gives keynotes and interactive talks at various conferences worldwide.

Throughout his career, Gil has focused on human characteristics that prevent positive outcomes in teams. These include limiting habits, fear of change, outdated beliefs, and blind spots.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. In 2012, he published "The Human Side of Agile", the definitive guide to leading Agile teams. In 2015, he published "The Agile Mind-Set", helping practitioners and leaders alike master the Agile approach and make their ways of working truly effective. His latest book, "Agile For Non-Software Teams", helps extend Agile transformations to non-technical teams.

Gil provides training, coaching, consulting, facilitation services, and enablement programs to establish Agile ways of working, fix lackluster Agile attempts, and support ongoing Agile improvement efforts. In addition, he offers much-needed services to help managers, Scrum Masters, and team leaders grow as servant leaders. He is in high demand by organizations looking to fully realize Agile’s potential. See his current offerings at

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Dragutin Rajic reviewed on Jan. 6, 2013

I really enjoyed reading Gil's book. I'm truly amazed how he managed to address fairly common issues that we are facing in our work environment (and most likely on a daily basis). For me, very often it was a reminder that we are not 'agile enough' and how on some critical junctions we've made a wrong turn (for whatever reason, it's our human nature to think that was the right choice considering all circumstances). In my opinion, the following topics are the best - pairing and benefits it brings to agile teams, why performance reviews do not fit well in agile environment (the season is about to start, again :), motivation factors for knowledge workers, human behaviors that make a strong agile team. Gil almost perfected it.

I hope others will find the book interesting and useful. Hopefully, we all can make some improvements and contribute to better results - one step at the time.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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