More than a buzzword, agile is a powerful business tool for all.
To the uninitiated, agile is a software development and project management process involving white boards, colored Post-it Notes, and stand-up meetings. It may seem as though agile doesn’t and won't ever apply to you. But agile is here to stay, and its benefits can be realized beyond IT and project management into other areas of your business. If you're a leader, it's worth exploring how your group can benefit from the higher productivity and morale agile brings.
Agile: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today's most essential thinking on agile, from exploring the conditions under which agile is most effective and easiest to implement to reducing new-product development risk to bringing the most valuable products and features to market faster and more predictably. The lessons in this book will help you introduce agile into a broader range of activities and accelerate profitable growth for your company.
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Table of contents
- Series Page
- Title Page
- Introduction. Agile: How to Get in the Game (and Not Get in the Way)
- 1. Agile at Scale
- 2. Why Agile Goes Awry
- 3. How to Make Sure Agile Teams Can Work Together
- 4. How Nextdoor Addressed Racial Profiling on Its Platform
- 5. HR Goes Agile
- 6. How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite
- 7. How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed
- 8. Making Process Improvements Stick
- About the Contributors
- Title: Agile: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review
- Release date: April 2020
- Publisher(s): Harvard Business Review Press
- ISBN: 9781633698963
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