Deliver exceptional results from your IT department using Agile approaches. This book will show you how.
Everything you want to know about Agile comprehensively addresses the issues that IT departments face when they try to implement Agile approaches within the constraints of their traditional organizations, including existing project frameworks, budgeting structures, contracts and corporate reporting. It is an essential resource for IT departments that want to deliver successful Agile results, even in the most challenging environments.
Making Agile work in your organization
The author, Jamie Lynn Cooke, explains the motivation for writing this book, 'When I go to Agile industry events, I find that attendees tend to fall into two camps: The people who are actively using Agile approaches and who want to make them even more effective; and the people who are frustrated because there are too many barriers in their organization for Agile to be adopted. Everything you want to know about Agile was written for the frustrated people. (Well, really, it was written for their managers.) It is a step-by-step guide for decision-makers to address and overcome the hurdles in Agile adoption within their organizations.'
The book is written specifically to address the challenges of implementing Agile within the unique structures, constraints and culture of your organization. It describes Agile methodologies in clear business language specifically written for business professionals, providing you with the information that you need to:
- Assess whether Agile is right for your department
- Select the Agile methodologies and practices that are best suited to your work
- Successfully implement these approaches in your department, and
- Monitor and measure the outcomes.
Most importantly, this book gives you a range of strategies for aligning Agile work within the reporting, budgeting, staffing and governance constraints of your organization, which is arguably the biggest challenge.
About the authorJamie Lynn Cooke has 21 years experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, and has worked with over 125 public and private sector organizations to deliver successful results throughout Australia, Canada and the US. She has been working hands-on with Agile methodologies since 2003, and has written several other books on Agile, including Agile Productivity Unleashed and Agile: An Executive Guide: Real results from IT budgets.