Agile - Just Do It!
We all start one place, not the same place, but we have all been beginners at some point, and most of us (all?) get the inspiration from others, some of us start to practice right away, others try to learn more before they rush into the new territory.
Having someone to help and guide in the beginning always increase the learning curve dramatically, it is like having a trainer, you can learn without, but the learning generally takes more time and there is a risk that you build bad habits.
My advice to anyone starting with Agile is “just do it”, if you have resources to hire an Agile Coach, that is great, otherwise get started, experiment and learn, there are plenty of good books about Agile, I personally like Scrum and Kanban. There are plenty of forums both F2F (like meetup) and blogs where you can discuss and get inspiration - remember that you should have an open mind, there is in general no right or wrong and many people participating in the discussions try to promote their own ideas.
I would like to give you a few advices:
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