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Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 1. The Change-Driven Economy

 

The digital age has its own uncertainty principle: Issues get fuzzier as their parts get more precise.

 
 --Bart Kosko, Heaven in a Chip

The future of our Information Age economy belongs to the Agile, those companies that have the capacity to create change, and maybe even a little chaos, for their competitors. If you can innovate better and faster—you create change for your competitors. If you can respond quickly to competitive initiatives, new technology, and customers' requirements—you create change for competitors. If you are slower, less innovative, less responsive—you are doomed to survival strategies in a sea of chaos imposed by others. Is your company going to set the pace of change, or are competitors ...

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