Chapter 12. Governing Agile Projects

Agile development began its evolution at the team level, first appealing to software developers, and as successful projects emerged from these teams, managers and executives began to notice. Since then the agile movement has expanded, and the growing visibility of agile methods has created a new set of challenges—or opportunities depending on your viewpoint. The main challenge: How do we move from agile projects to agile organizations? This challenge generates questions from senior executives ranging from how to measure success to how iterative development can be managed alongside traditional life cycle projects. Executives want to know how agile methods impact them directly and which implementation details ...

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