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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 10. Reliable Innovation

The Agile Vision

In the end, the positive answers to two questions form the essence of Agile Project Management: “Are you delivering innovative products to your customers?” and “Are you excited about going to work every day?” Agilists want to build innovative products—products that test the limits of our abilities as individuals and project teams—and create a work environment in which people, as individuals and in teams, can thrive.

The Changing Face of New Product Development

New product development—be it for industrial products, consumer products, or internal business processes—is being driven by two resolute forces: the continuing demand for innovation and the plunging cost of change (low-cost ...

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