Chapter 2. Tuning Agile to Your Business Objectives

We started with the “why” of agile practices—that is, principles. But there’s a deeper “why” that we need to explore. It’s really the “why” of the principles you choose to follow. Although agile is a powerful concept, becoming agile just because “it’s the thing to do” won’t automatically help a business achieve what it is trying to accomplish. To successfully create the significant breakthroughs in your development effectiveness that are possible with agile, it has to be aligned with why you want to do it in the first place and what you need to achieve from it. You should be agile not just to be agile, but to drive the business results. Start by describing your business situation.

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