Agile Productivity Unleashed - Proven approaches for achieving productivity gains in any organisation
BIC: Project management
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management, COMPUTERS / Desktop Applications / Project Management Software
Published: 01 Apr 2014
In this updated edition of her award-winning book, Jamie Lynn Cooke explains the principles of Agile, shows why it works, and demonstrates how to use Agile to significantly increase productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction in any industry.
It shows how Agile approaches can give you:
- A faster, more flexible and highly responsive framework, allowing your organisation to leverage internal and external changes more quickly.
- Significantly more efficient use of resources and time, freeing up staff for greater innovation and value creation.
- Direct stakeholder engagement, resulting in better customer relationships and more compelling product development.
Written for managers and business professionals, the book presents a range of proven Agile methods including Scrum®, Kanban, Feature Driven Development™ (FDD™) and the Dynamic Systems Development Method® (DSDM®) in clear business language. The author then devotes a chapter to each of the 12 Agile principles that make these approaches consistently successful, and details how to use these methods to tackle the core challenges faced by every organisation.
The book concludes with in-depth case study that compares Agile with traditional approaches for achieving three common business objectives, followed by step-by-step guidelines to making Agile work for your organisation, and a range of resources for further reading.
Read this book and learn how to unleash the potential of Agile in your organisation.
1. Agile in a Nutshell
2. Why is Agile So Effective?
3. Why Don't More Organizations Use Agile?
4. Agile Sounds Good, But...
5. Responsive Planning
6. Business-value-driven Work
7. Hands-on Business Outputs
8. Real-time Customer Feedback
9. Immovable Deadlines
10. Management by Self-motivation
11. "Just-in-time" Communication
12. Immediate Status Tracking
13. Waste Management
14. Constantly Measurable Quality
15. Rearview Mirror Checking
16. Continuous Improvement
17. Selecting Agile Approaches That Best Meet Your Needs
18. Introducing Agile Within Your Organization
19. Using Agile Tools
20. Expanding the Use of Agile in Your Organization