Many books discuss Agile from a theoretical or academic perspective. BecomingAgile takes a different approach and focuses on explaining Agile from acase-study perspective. Agile principles are discussed, explained, and thendemonstrated in the context of a case study that flows throughout the book. Thecase study is based on a mixture of the authorÂís real-world experiences.Becoming Agile also focuses on the importance of adapting Agile principles to therealities of your environment. In the early days of Agile, there was a general beliefthat Agile had to be used in all phases of a project, and that it had to be used inits purest form. Over the last few years, reputable Agile authorities have begunquestioning this belief: WeÂíre finding that the best deployments of Agile are customizedto the realities of a given company.Becoming Agile discusses the cultural realities of deploying Agile and how to dealwith the needs of executives, managers, and the development team duringmigration.
The author discusses employee motivation and establishing incentivesthat reward support of Agile techniques.