By Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky
Many books speak about Agile from a theoretical or educational standpoint. Becoming Agile takes a distinct strategy and makes a speciality of explaining Agile from a case-study standpoint. Agile ideas are mentioned, defined, after which verified within the context of a case learn that flows through the publication. The case examine relies on a mix of the author's real-world reports.
Becoming Agile additionally makes a speciality of the significance of adapting Agile ideas to the realities of your setting. within the early days of Agile, there has been a basic trust that Agile needed to be utilized in all levels of a venture, and that it needed to be utilized in its purest shape. over the past few years, respected Agile specialists have started wondering this trust: We're discovering that the simplest deployments of Agile are custom-made to the realities of a given company.
Becoming Agile discusses the cultural realities of deploying Agile and the way to house the wishes of executives, managers, and the advance crew in the course of migration. the writer discusses worker motivation and developing incentives that gift aid of Agile techniques.
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Migrating to agile is unique for each company. This book will help you approach your migration in a way that provides the best possible chance for long-term success. Looking ahead In this chapter, we discussed what agile development really means and the value it provides. As this book continues, our goal will be to demonstrate what moving to agile looks like. We’ll do this via a case study that is representative of our years of helping teams become agile within their constraints. The case study, Acme Media, is introduced in chapter 2.
5 Adapting to change during development A more agile and iterative methodology provides an opportunity to reassess and redirect the project while it’s in motion. You perform development in iterations and offer demonstrations at the end of each. The customer has an opportunity to request changes based on the demonstrations, even though this may affect other features or potentially the project timeline. Team members learn to expect and embrace change. 6 Better understanding the project’s status Agile development is time-boxed.
All of that has changed now. With the popularity of online advertising on the rise, Acme Media’s web division found itself overwhelmed with advertising requests and a significant increase in site traffic. In addition, advertisers were asking Acme to publish more television content on the websites to attract a younger crowd. Suddenly, web projects had urgency, and revenue was on the line. The heat was on the three product teams. The lack of reliable schedules and the teams’ frequent need to push out promise dates were motivating advertisers and readers to go to competitive websites.