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Agile Foundations

Principles, practices and frameworks

By (author) Peter Measey Contributions by Chris Berridge, Alex Gray, Richard Levy, Les Oliver, Barbara Roberts, Michael Short, Darren Wilmshurst, Lazaro Wolf Edited by Peter Measey

Publication date: 27 Feb 2015

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. 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 the reader to apply core values and principles of 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.

Dimensions: 244x170mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780172545

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780172569

196 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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

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
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
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
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