.in a Imperfect World
<P>Many books discuss Agile from a theoretical or academic perspective. </P><P><I>Becoming</P></I><I><P>Agile </I>takes a different approach and focuses on explaining Agile from a</P><P>case-study perspective. Agile principles are discussed, explained, and then</P><P>demonstrated in the context of a... read more case study that flows throughout the book. The</P><P>case study is based on a mixture of the authorÂ’s real-world experiences.</P><I><P>Becoming Agile </I>also focuses on the importance of adapting Agile principles to the</P><P>realities of your environment. In the early days of Agile, there was a general belief</P><P>that Agile had to be used in all phases of a project, and that it had to be used in</P><P>its purest form. Over the last few years, reputable Agile authorities have begun</P><P>questioning this belief: WeÂ’re finding that the best deployments of Agile are customized</P><P>to the realities of a given company.</P><I><P>Becoming Agile </I>discusses the cultural realities of deploying Agile and how to deal</P><P>with the needs of executives, managers, and the development team during</P><P>migration.
The author discusses employee motivation and establishing incentives</P><P>that reward support of Agile techniques.</P>
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