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This book presents an Agile adoption model and practical techniques for applying and adapting the model in a wide variety of real situations.
Being Agile is timely because the software industry has entered a phase in which the "early majority" of the adopters of Agile is becoming ready to commit fully to Agile methods .
A veteran ScrumMaster with decades of CM and Agile experience as an executive and as a coach provides project managers and senior managers with metrics and diagnostics for identifying incipient deviations from best Agile practices, scope drift, team-member role confusions, and top-down intrusions.
Being Agile is your roadmap to successfully transforming your organization to an Agile culture. Veteran agile coach Mario Moreira teaches new adopters how to implement a robust Agile framework to derive from it the maximum business benefit in terms of customer value, revenue, and employee engagement.
Agile is a ubiquitous watchword in the corporate world, but only a minority of companies understand and practice what they pay lip service to. Too many content themselves with half-baked approximations such as Fragile (fragile Agile), ScrumBut (Scrum but not the practices), and Scrum Fall (mini-waterfalls in the sprints). Moreira shows maturing early adopters how to bridge the chasm between going through the motions of doing Agile and genuinely being Agile.
After a high-level synopsis of Agile's values and principles, methodologies (including Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, Leam, VFQ, and XP), and roles, Moreira plunges into the nitty-gritty of how to apply the ready, implement, coach, and hone (RICH) deployment model to all phases of a project in such a way as to embody and inculcate agile values and principles at the team level and promote agile transformation across your organization's culture.