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Agile Foundations

Principles, practices and frameworks

Peter Measey (editor), Peter Measey (author)

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ISBN: 9781780172545
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 170 x 244
Number of pages: 194
Publication date: 27 FEB 2015
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT




Agile practices transform the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. But to realise success, an agile mindset needs to be adopted throughout an organisation, not just within the IT team. This book is aimed at those working in an Agile environment or wanting to understand Agile practices. Giving a comprehensive introduction to Agile principles and methodologies, it will enable readers to apply core values and principles of Agile methods in their organisation. This is the official textbook for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile.
This book has been written by a team of world-class Agile practitioners and business transformation consultants, all of whom either work or have worked with Radtac Ltd, combining hundreds of years of Agile experience. Peter Measey (lead author and editor) has been supporting businesses worldwide to implement Agile since 1994.
'This book outlines a pragmatic view across all Agile frameworks. Its approach is at the heart of how we continually evolve the delivery and cultural effectiveness of our organisation.'
Andrew Lee, Managing Director, William Hill Online

'It's refreshing to see a well-balanced review of Agile and its methods. A text like this is long overdue. I'm encouraged to see Kanban presented in its rightful place in the history of the Agile revolution.'
David J Anderson, Chairman, Lean Kanban Inc

'This book provides a comprehensive and balanced view of the various Agile approaches. This information is particularly important for those considering adopting Agile as it allows informed decisions to be made and ensures the style of Agile chosen actually fits with the culture and constraints of the organisation where it will be used.'
Mary Henson, Chief Executive, DSDM Consortium

'Agile Foundations provides a much-needed overview of Agile, the new values, principles and mindsets, and the innovative methods that are driving improved software development outcomes worldwide. A great read for every manager and leader embarking on an Agile journey.'
Dean Leffingwell, Creator SAFe framework and author

1 What is Agile?

2 The foundations of Agile

3 Agile and the business

4 Agile myths

5 Common Agile processes

6 Common Agile roles

7 Common Agile techniques

8 Common Agile practices

9 Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

10 Working systems over comprehensive documentation

11 Customer collaboration over contract negotiations

12 Responding to change over following a plan

13 Simplicity: The art of maximising the amount of work not done

14 Major Agile frameworks

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