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Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility by Jim Highsmith

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By Jim Highsmith

The agile software program flow has now been round for an entire decade. As coauthor of the unique Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith has been at its center because the starting. he is spent the earlier decade supporting countless numbers of enterprises transition to agile / lean. in terms of agile, he is visible it all–in quite a few industries, world wide. Now, in Adaptive management, he has compiled, up to date, and prolonged his most sensible writings approximately agile and lean tools for a administration viewers. Highsmith does not simply display what is operating and what is not; he deals a robust new imaginative and prescient for extending agility around the company.

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Thanks to Martin Fowler, Jez Humble, and Ken Collier for their comments and ideas on this section. info CHAPTER 2 A DAPTIVE LEADERSHIP TODAY 36 A Hudson Bay Company expedition would set out to spend months in the wilds of Canada, traveling mostly by canoe. To ensure nothing catastrophic had been forgotten, the adventurers would camp the first night or two within a short distance of their departure point. By setting up camp, cooking, and performing other camp activities, the group had a good chance to figure out if anything major had been forgotten.

4): Run a sustainable business Champion software excellence Promote social justice Providing software engineering training for Ugandan students is an example of how ThoughtWorks combines pillars 2 and 3. 1. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. Reprinted by permission. info CHAPTER 2 32 A DAPTIVE LEADERSHIP TODAY To better Humanity through software... 4 ThoughtWorks’ Three Pillars Some individuals won’t agree with, or like, Ben & Jerry’s stand on issues. Some may not agree with, or like, the organizations or causes that ThoughtWorks supports.

The implications of these changes in emphasis could be significant in terms of mindset and capabilities in and out of IT departments. From a focus on standardization, optimization, and cost control, the focus shifts to innovative uses of emerging technologies such as social media, cloud computing, and mobile devices; speed to market; flexibility to follow changing opportunities; and building new products and services. The re-skilling of IT staff—from technologies to business understanding to managing complex projects—will be critical to making the transition to generating IT value in the future.

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