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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 46. Company X

Company X produces office products that involve both hardware and software. The software group has traditionally been distributed all over the world. It develops and maintains programs in C/C++ that are millions of lines long, performs up-front design and architecture, and typically has a development cycle of several years, with a significant portion at the end reserved for hardening cycles. The company is having a hard time keeping up with the competition. It is slow to respond to the market and is in pain.

Over the past year, Company X has embarked upon an Agile/Lean adoption initiative from the bottom up. This chapter covers the company’s story. It would be easy to dismiss this example as a failure, but it is not. It is ...

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