Being Agile in Business

Series
Pearson
Author
Belinda Waldock  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
200
Pub.-date
June 2015
ISBN13
9781292083704
ISBN
1292083700
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Description

Agile and lean aren’t just business buzzwords – they’re the fast and efficient methodologies you need to change the way you work – for good.

 

Work faster, think clearer and improve your agility, both professionally and personally, with a suite of powerful tools that will introduce you to the essential skills and mindsets of agile and lean and quickly encourage you to start thinking differently.

 

Ø  Get up to speed: learn all about agile and lean and how they can work for you

Ø  Stop wasting time: think smart, act fast, be adaptable and get more done

Ø  Be efficient: spot opportunities, maximise your resources and blast through barriers

Ø  Get results:  maximise quality and value and turn your ideas into reality

 

For a clear, collaborative and more enjoyable way to work, start being agile – today!

 

 

Shortlisted for the  ‘Practical Manager’ category at the Chartered Management Institute  Management Book of the Year Awards. Judges' comments:
 
'A unified suite of practical tools that will enable all managers to work faster, think clearer and improve their agility.'
Ian MacEachern, Practical Manager Category Chair

'I would recommend it to leaders of SMEs, who are sometimes so immersed in the 'now' they canoot see a way to get to a less stressful future.'
Quentin Kopp - Practical Manager Category Judge


Table of Contents

Part 1: Being Agile

1. Agile Background

2. Agile Benefits   

3. Agile Characteristics

4. Agile Logic

Part 2: Agile Thinking

5. Agile State

6. Agile Beliefs

7. Agile Method

8. Agile Goals

9.  Agile Reality

10. Agile Options

11. Agile Way Forward

12. Continuous Delivery

Part 3: Agile Approach

13. Agile Scope

14. Estimation Games

15. Ranking Priorities

16. Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

17. Agile Dashboard

18. Lean Pipelines

19. Lean Efficiencies

20. Run Sprints not Marathons

21. Sanity Metrics not Vanity Metrics

22. Agile Reflection

23. Learning from Experience

Part 4: Agile Culture

24. Sharing Agile

25. Agile Culture

26. Agile Teams

27. Lean Teams

28. Agile Leadership

29. Agile Management

30. Business Agility

Back Cover

Agile and lean aren’t just business buzzwords – they’re the fast and efficient methodologies you need to change the way you work – for good.

 

Work faster, think clearer and improve your agility, both professionally and personally, with a suite of powerful tools that will introduce you to the essential skills and mindsets of agile and lean and quickly encourage you to start thinking differently.

 

Ø  Get up to speed: learn all about agile and lean and how they can work for you

Ø  Stop wasting time: think smart, act fast, be adaptable and get more done

Ø  Be efficient: spot opportunities, maximise your resources and blast through barriers

Ø  Get results:  maximise quality and value and turn your ideas into reality

 

For a clear, collaborative and more enjoyable way to work, start being agile – today!

 

 

Shortlisted for the  ‘Practical Manager’ category at the Chartered Management Institute  Management Book of the Year Awards. Judges' comments:
 
'A unified suite of practical tools that will enable all managers to work faster, think clearer and improve their agility.'
Ian MacEachern, Practical Manager Category Chair

'I would recommend it to leaders of SMEs, who are sometimes so immersed in the 'now' they canoot see a way to get to a less stressful future.'
Quentin Kopp - Practical Manager Category Judge

Author

Belinda Waldock is an experienced agile guide. She is aqualified business coach, mentor and facilitator, agile teacher and trainer,and author of “Being Agile in Business” a popular introduction to agile.

Belinda is the founder of ‘Being Agile’ providing customagile support to teams and organisations. She works with a diversity of organisations from start-ups to globalenterprise organisations to boost their growth, performance and well-being.

The ‘Being Agile’ approach has been successfully adopted bythousands of high growth businesses across a diversity of sectors to adoptagile working and leverage their growth aspirations.

Belinda works with technical and non-technical teamsvalidating the high value of adopting agile and coaching led approaches in avariety of sectors and disciplines, including, technology, creative, arts,heritage, education, health, energy, manufacturing, design, HR &marketing.  

An advocate in the community for being agile, Belinda is aregular speaker at conferences and events sharing her experiences of adoptingagile within and beyond the tech sector. 

Belinda’s background includes the development and deliveryof multiple highly successful Economic Growth programmes including the growthand development of the globally recognised conference Agile on the Beach andthe founding of Software Cornwall a self-sustaining and self-organising not forprofit community.

Reader Review(s)

Great, practical and comprehensive. Learn how to apply the agile mindset directly to your business and see it flourish.’ Marcin Floryan, Tech Lead,  comparethemarket.com

 

Such a wide range of useful and modern techniques. It's an inspirational manual for any business leader!Jim Barritt, Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

 

A must-read for anyone considering adopting agile, it will significantly speed you to “aha” moments.Olly Brand, IBM and agile practitioner

 

An enjoyable read from cover to cover on the core practices and benefits of being agile’, Kate Hughes, Group Program Manager, Client frameworks, Skype

 

How to use agile in any business. Every business could use a lesson in collaborating effectively, working more efficiently, and navigating uncertainty.Melissa Perri, CEO, ProdUX Labs

 

 ‘Learn a new way of working -  quickly and simply.Michael Barritt, Managing Director, Sullivan Cuff Software Ltd

 

'I will recommend this book as a good introduction to the agile approaches for every business person that has to deal with an agile software development team, as a product owner or a manager, or that want to implement the agile perspective in other domains like marketing or sales.'  Franco Martinig, ScrumExpert.com