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Agile An Executive Guide by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 1: AN EXECUTIVE BRIEF ON AGILE2

What is Agile?

'Agile' is a collective term for methods (and practices) that have emerged over the past two decades to increase the relevance, flexibility and business value of software solutions. These approaches are specifically intended to address the problems that have historically plagued software development activities in the IT industry, including budget overruns, missed deadlines, low quality outputs, and dissatisfied users.

Agile methods are common-sense approaches for applying the finite resources of an organization to deliver high business-value software solutions.

Although there is a broad range of Agile methods in the IT industry – from software development and project delivery approaches ...

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