Everything you want to know about Agile - How to get Agile results in a less-than-agile organization
BIC: Project management
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management, COMPUTERS / Desktop Applications / Project Management Software
Published: 04 Apr 2012
Agile methodologies and practices have been proven over the past two decades to increase the relevance, quality, flexibility and business value of software solutions. The IT departments of many large and successful organizations (including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and BT) have all delivered productivity gains through the adoption of Agile approaches. It worked for them, but will it work for you?
Everything you want to know about Agile is written specifically to address the challenges of implementing Agile within the unique structures, constraints and culture of your organization. It provides you with the information you need to assess whether Agile is right for your department, to select the Agile methodologies and practices that are best suited to your work, to successfully implement these approaches, and to measure the outcomes.
Most importantly, this book gives you strategies for aligning Agile work within the reporting, budgeting, staffing and governance constraints of your organization, which is arguably the biggest challenge.
Written for executives, IT department managers and other senior decision makers, this book is equally valuable for IT project managers, team leaders and management consultants who want to deliver successful Agile results.
An essential read for anyone wanting to make Agile work in their organization!
1: What is Agile?
2: A Five-Minute History of Agile
3: The Core Business Benefits of Agile
4: Common Agile Methodologies at a Glance
5: Who Uses Agile?
6: Why Don't More Organizations Use Agile?
7: Is Agile Right for My Department
8: Delivering Agile
9: Selecting the Right Agile Approach for Your Needs
10: Using Agile Tools
11: Measuring Agile Success
12: Aligning Agile with Your Corporate Culture
13: Managing Agile within Your Existing Project Frameworks
14: Budgeting for Agile Work
15: Reporting on Agile Projects
16: Establishing Agile Contracts
17: Building the Right Agile Team
18: Conducting Performance Reviews for Agile Teams
19: Avoiding Common Agile Traps
20: Expanding Agile
21: More Information on Agile