Breaking the Addiction to Process: An Introduction to Agile Development

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With Agile you can deliver the results your clients want, with the results you want too!

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A clear, practical guide to Agile development methods. Transform your working practices and save time and money!

We live and work in an age in which clients’ needs are changing rapidly. Deadlines are shortening and existing development methodologies are relatively inflexible. Projects undertaken using these systems are coming up against increasing difficulties. Modern processes need to be fast-moving and adaptable to cope with the pace of business today.

Revolutionise your working practices with Agile

Agile development methods offer greater flexibility than traditional methods. Their emphasis on incremental testing allows maximum adaptability, giving you the tools you need to meet your customers’ needs efficiently and cost-effectively.

Save time and money
This twelve-step guide will give you a clear understanding of the way Agile works. It can:

  • improve your business practices
  • help you develop your relationships with your customers
  • assist you to work more efficiently with your colleagues
  • show you how to develop more streamlined and successful working practices
  • save you time and money.

Companies using traditional development methods are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain profitable business relationships in today’s climate. Agile is a flexible, adaptable system and this book will help you implement it for maximum impact and success for your business. With Agile you can deliver the results your clients want, with the results you want too!

What others are saying about this book …

‘I wish I’d had this book before I started thinking seriously about Agile’
(Steve Borthwick, Artesian Solutions)

‘This book is a must read for every project manager, developer and even engineers and workers …’
(Varinder Kumar, IRIS Business Services Limited, India)

‘This is the Agile book we've all been waiting for -- clearly written and simple to understand. After reading this book, I finally understand the principles of Agile methodology.’
(amazon.co.uk)

‘This belongs in the hands of every businessman and woman. Thomas has written a book that's easy to understand (you won't find yourself reading and re-reading the same paragraph as you wonder, "WHAT did this say?") and yet filled with truly insightful, creative and practical information. It can literally change the way you do business. I'll never look at work the same.
Highly recommended!’
(amazon.com)

‘Generally, books like this one are so steeped in jargon that they're virtually unreadable, so how refreshing to discover one that combines useful information with readability! Should be a required text for every corporate employee, and available in college bookstores for business majors.’
(amazon.com)

Buy this book today and discover simple solutions to age-old problems!
 

About the author

Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas is a member of the Nokia Agile Community and the London Agile Community. She works as a documentation manager at Nokia, having begun her career in advertising and marketing before moving into writing in IT.

Author: Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
ISBN: 9781849281768
Pages: Circa 136  
Format: Softcover
Published date: 5 April 2011
Availability: Pre-Order

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      1. C. Basilio on 11/18/2015, said:

      A breath of fresh air - Learning Agile can be difficult because the most of the books written about it are boring and hard to read. This book, however, is readable, easy to understand and inspiring. If you only order one book about Agile, make sure it's this one.
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      2. Amazon Customer on 11/9/2015, said:

      At last…….This is the Agile book we've all been waiting for -- clearly written and simple to understand. After reading this book, I finally understand the principles of Agile methodology.
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      3. Nia on 10/23/2015, said:

      A quick, informative and enjoyable read - I read this book very quickly. It's packed full of information with lots of stories from people who use Agile in their organisations. You will come away with many useful tips about how to start putting Agile principles into practice. But its not simplistic. Thomas manages to convey that this is as much about mindset as it is about technique. If you've ever worked on a project that failed and you still haven't worked out why or what you could have done differently, this is the book for you. If you want to spend a little time getting up-to-date with the latest management thinking this is the perfect solution. Enjoy!
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