IBM Press has published, Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward"
by Leslie Ekas and Scott Will. This book is available in hardcopy and ebook formats.
About the Book
Drawing on their experience helping more than 100 teams transition to agile, the authors review its key principles, identify corresponding practices, and offer breakthrough approaches for implementing them. Using their techniques, you can break typical waterfall patterns and go beyond merely “doing agile” to actually thinking and being agile.
Ekas and Will help you clear away silos, improve stakeholder interaction, eliminate waste and waterfall-style inefficiencies, and lead the agile transition far more successfully. Each of their eleven principles can stand on its own: when you combine them, they become even more valuable.
Building “whole teams” that cut across silos and work together throughout a product’s lifecycle
Engaging product stakeholders earlier and far more effectively
Overcoming inefficient “waterations” and “big batch” waterfall thinking
Getting past the curse of multi-tasking
Eliminating dangerous technical and project debt
Repeatedly deploying “release-ready” software in real user environments
Delivering what customers really need, not what you think they need. Fixing the root causes of problems so they don’t recur
Learning from experience: mastering continuous improvement
Assessing whether you’re just “doing agile” or actually “being agile”
Link to free sample chapter here.
If you order now you can get a special 35% discount on the book and free shipping in the US when using this coupon code: IBM5626 This coupon code is to be used at checkout and is case sensitive. You can order via the following site to use the discount coupon.
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