Becoming Agile

Becoming Agile : a Imperfect World

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Many books discuss Agile from a theoretical or academic perspective. BecomingAgile takes a different approach and focuses on explaining Agile from acase-study perspective. Agile principles are discussed, explained, and thendemonstrated in the context of a case study that flows throughout the book. Thecase study is based on a mixture of the author s real-world experiences.Becoming Agile also focuses on the importance of adapting Agile principles to therealities of your environment. In the early days of Agile, there was a general beliefthat Agile had to be used in all phases of a project, and that it had to be used inits purest form. Over the last few years, reputable Agile authorities have begunquestioning this belief: We re finding that the best deployments of Agile are customizedto the realities of a given company.Becoming Agile discusses the cultural realities of deploying Agile and how to dealwith the needs of executives, managers, and the development team duringmigration. The author discusses employee motivation and establishing incentivesthat reward support of Agile more

Product details

  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Manning Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1933988258
  • 9781933988252
  • 574,945

About Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a certified ScrumMaster and a Senior Project Manager atWashington Mutual. Greg is also an instructor of Agile Project Management atBellevue Community College. He has over 20 years of experience as a developmentmanager, project manager, business analyst, and product manager. Greg hasworked for large conglomerates, tiny start-ups, and medium size companiesincluding: Philips Electronics, R.R. Donnelley, Oh Boy! Oberto, and the SeattleTimes New Media group. He has spent time with various companies helping themcreate a custom Agile process that supports the realities of their environment.Greg s focus has been on iteratively migrating a company to Agile and activelyinvolving the development team in the process. Greg provides consulting servicesbut his main focus is bringing Agile practices into the companies that he works for.This background has given him insight into what it takes to sustain an Agile cultureand process over more

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