By Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

Many books talk about Agile from a theoretical or educational standpoint. Becoming Agile takes a distinct procedure and makes a speciality of explaining Agile from a case-study standpoint. Agile ideas are mentioned, defined, after which tested within the context of a case research that flows during the e-book. The case research is predicated on a mix of the author's real-world reviews.
Becoming Agile additionally specializes in the significance of adapting Agile ideas to the realities of your surroundings. within the early days of Agile, there has been a common trust that Agile needed to be utilized in all levels of a undertaking, and that it needed to be utilized in its purest shape. over the past few years, respected Agile specialists have all started wondering this trust: We're discovering that the easiest deployments of Agile are custom-made to the realities of a given company.

Becoming Agile discusses the cultural realities of deploying Agile and the way to house the desires of executives, managers, and the improvement workforce in the course of migration. the writer discusses worker motivation and constructing incentives that gift help of Agile techniques.

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Real-time customer collaboration also minimizes the effort required to adjust your work. You can’t wait for testing: you need feedback on your understanding of the requirements, on your design thoughts, on your prototypes, and on your code as you iteratively deliver it. We believe these five principles are the foundation for successfully moving to agile. 5 illustrates the relationship between agile principles, company strategies, and the ultimate goal. We’ll reference and use these principles as we work through a case study that follows a company called Acme Media during its migration to agile.

2 A process with more agility Archway Software decided to visit another company—an insurance company—that had encountered similar issues when creating software for its online sales website. The insurance company walked Archway through the changes it had made to deal with those issues. The main changes the insurance company made were as follows: ■ ■ ■ Reduced the release cycle from 12 weeks to 8 weeks so that customers weren’t as upset if their request didn’t make a release. The customers always knew another release was just around the corner.

Chapter two will introduce you to our case study, Acme Media. Acme Media has business needs that are driving it to become more agile. They have not delivered software very well in the past, and there has not been urgency surrounding their projects. This has all changed with the rise of online advertising. The team needs to learn how to deliver valuable software quickly, else their customers will shift to their competitors. com> Moving to agile The tragedy started when the crew accidentally bored into an adjacent, abandoned mine that was flooded with water.

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