This chapter explains each of the core Agile principles in clear business language, demonstrates how they have revolutionised one market sector (the information technology industry); introduces popular Agile practices and techniques that put these principles into action; and profiles some of the prominent organisations which have successfully adopted these Agile approaches, including Nokia Siemens Networks, Yahoo! and BT.
At the core of Agile principles is the understanding that change is an inevitable – and essential – part of any business. Market needs evolve, project funding gets re-allocated and staff move on. An organisation which expects and embraces change