Best Agile Articles 2020 Is Here!

We are delighted to bring you this volume of the best agile articles of 2020. Our goal in publishing this book is to cull through the many articles that are published every year to bring you a curated set of high-quality articles that capture the latest knowledge and experience of the agile community in one compact volume. Our purpose is twofold. First, we understand that it can be hard to figure out where to go when looking for ideas and answers. There are thousands of blogs, videos, books, and other resources available at the click of a mouse. But that can be a lot to sort through. So, we thought we could be of some assistance. Second, we wanted to bring some visibility to many people who are doing good work in this field and are providing helpful resources. Our hope is that this publication will help them connect to you, the ones they are writing for. Our intention is that this publication is to be by the agile community as a service to the agile community and for the agile community. With that in mind, we pulled together a great group of volunteers to help get this work into your hands. The articles in this volume were selected by:

• A diverse Review Committee of twenty-four people with expertise in a variety of areas related to agile.

• The agile community. A call for nominations went out in early 2020 and over 120 articles were nominated by the community. We selected the top 50 articles to present in the publication.

The articles themselves cover a wide variety of topics, including organizational structure, culture, and agile leadership. There is something for almost everyone here. This is the fourth book in the series. Previous books, Best Agile Articles of 2017, 2018, and 2019, are available on Amazon and on the website at

We are thankful for the great participation of the agile community at large. If you would like to participate in delivering this publication in future years, contact us at the email addresses below.


Your co-editors,

Michael de la Maza, CEC
San Francisco, CA USA

Cherie Silas, CEC, MCC
Dallas, TX USA

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About Our Co-Editors

Cherie Silas, MCC, CEC

Cherie Silas, ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)

Cherie Silas is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) and a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC), who has been coaching, leading, training, and mentoring people for most of her career. She has a strong desire to help people arrive at the place they define as success in both personal and professional life. Her goal is to invest the experience and talents she has gathered through years of learning,
often times the hard way, into people whom she hopes will become greater than she can ever dream to be. She has a deep background in organizational management with a proven track record of people development.

Cherie’s life mission that drives every interaction with every individual she encounters is simply this: To leave you better than I found you with each encounter.

Cherie Silas, MCC, CEC

Cherie Silas, ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)

Michael De La Maza, PhD, CEC

Michael de la Maza, PhD, CEC

Michael De La Maza, PhD, CEC

Michael de la Maza, PhD, CEC

Michael de la Maza is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). As an Agile consultant, his major engagements have been with Paypal, State Street,  edX, Carbonite, Unum, and Symantec.  He is the co-editor of Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners and co-author of Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT. He can be reached at and his website is

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