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The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile: Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach by Charles G. Cobb

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PART 3

Making Agile Work for a Business

THERE ARE MANY PRECEDENTS FOR successful implementation of agile principles and practices at a project team level; however, extending the agile principles and practices to large-scale enterprise implementations and integrating with a business environment introduces a number of new challenges, which include:

  • Large, complex projects that are commonly found at an enterprise level may require some reinterpretation and adaptation of agile principles and practices.
  • Integrating agile principles and practices with higher levels of management typically found at an enterprise level, such as project portfolio management and overall business management can be difficult. However, if an agile implementation is limited to a development process only and does not address integration with these higher-level processes it is not likely to be completely effective.

This section of the book is intended to address these topics and provide an understanding of the key considerations that need to be addressed for:

  • Scaling an agile approach to an enterprise level
  • Integrating it with a business environment
  • Planning and implementing an agile transformation

Chapter 12 – Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level

Scaling an agile approach to an enterprise level requires some reinterpretation of how the agile principles and practices apply in an enterprise-level environment. It also requires some planning to address how the agile approach will integrate with higher-level ...

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