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The Agile Enterprise: Building and Running Agile Organizations

ISBN: 9781484223901
Publisher: Apress
Publication Date: 2017-03-16
Number of pages: 280
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Discover how to implement and operate in an Agile manner at every level of your enterprise and at every point from idea to delivery. Learn how Agile-mature organizations adapt nimbly to microchanges in market conditions. Learn cutting-edge practices and concepts as you extend your implementation of Agile through the entire enterprise to meet customer needs.

Veteran Agile coach Mario Moreira argues that two critical conditions must be conscientiously cultivated at a company before it can expect to reap in full measure the business benefits of mature Agile. First, individuals at every level must be committed to the mindset and the implementation of practices rigorously focused on delivering value to the customer. Second, all employees must be empowered to take ownership. This holistic transformation wrenches the status quo and provokes a strong focus where customers and employees matter.

What You'll Learn

Establish an idea pipeline to quickly and productively evolve customer value through all levels of the enterpriseIncorporate a discovery mindset―experimental, incremental, design, and divergent thinking―and fast feedback loops to increase the odds that what you build aligns more closely to what customer wantsLeverage Lean Canvas, personas, story mapping, value stream mapping, Cost of Delay, servant leadership, self-organization, and more to deliver optimum value to customersUse continuous agile budgeting and idea pipelines at the senior levels of the enterprise to enable you to adapt to the speed of the marketReinvent human resources, portfolio management, finance, and many areas of management toward new roles in the enablement of customer valueMap a top-to-bottom and end-to-end holistic view of your Agile galaxy to gauge where you are today and where you’d like to go in your Agile futureBe truly Agile throughout your enterprise, focused on customer value and employees above all else

Who This Book Is For

Executives and senior management; sponsors of Agile within a company; ScrumMasters and Agile coaches, champions, and consultants; project management and quality assurance officers (PMOs and AMOs); portfolio managers; product managers and product owners; marketing and business managers; functional, middle, and resource managers; engineering heads and managers; cross-functional engineering/scrum teams; and entrepreneurs and venture capitalists

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