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Everything you want to know about Agile by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 8: DELIVERING AGILE

There is no one formula for successfully introducing Agile approaches within an IT department. Historically, some organizations have preferred to start by trialing Agile approaches on a small set of projects – in order to see how effective they are – and then expand their use of Agile approaches as staff became more comfortable with Agile practices, such as incremental planning or working directly with the customer. Decision makers in a handful of organizations, including the forward-thinking senior executive of BT34, have jump-started the adoption process by instituting a top-down mandate for using Agile approaches across the IT department, with the directive for all staff to deliver high business-value outcomes every ...

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